Michigan Criminal Defense Team
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Here is a small sample of some reviews I've received from past clients. These reviews are from Avvo.com.
Ann Arbor MIP Dismissed! - 15th District Court
"Jonathan worked tirelessly and swiftly to help grant me the best judgement possible. After being given an MIP Jonathan did everything in his power to reduce the amount of probation for me and was ultimately able to get the charges reduced. Jonathan went far beyond what I would have expected a lawyer to do in this situation. I would recommend Mr. Paul to anyone in trouble with the law, he truly values his clients and doesn't stop until he obtains the best possible outcome".
Ann Arbor U of M Student Review
Facing multiple misdemeanors and, quite frankly, unsure of what to do, I began as many would: with a simple Google search. What I thought would be an arduous task - a painstaking exercise stretching over multiple days, involving a myriad of calls, emails, and consultations - turned out to be quite the opposite, and in mere hours I knew exactly how to precede: hire Jonathan.
As a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a Super Lawyer, Jonathan posses an unassailable pedigree - a pedigree that places him squarely above nearly all defense attorneys in the area. While, of course, a good resume is requisite to being recognized as a preeminent attorney, that is not why I chose to hire Jonathan. Upon speaking with Jonathan, it was immediately evident that he was - and is - different from the other equally well qualified attorneys with whom I spoke in a simple yet immeasurably important way: he cared. I wasn't a case with facts, but a human being with a story. From the very outset, Jonathan believed in me, and believed that the mistakes I made were just that - mistakes - and, as such, were not indicative of me as a person. To this day I remain adamant that this belief in me was integral in persuading the judge to levy the sentence s/he did. This brings me to the result of the case, which is, naturally, the most important part, but, for the sake of brevity, I'll keep it short: Jonathan got me the shortest probation ever handed down in this particular courtroom. Even better, due to an agreement Jonathan struck with the prosecutor, mere weeks from the date of sentencing and upon compliance with the terms of my probation, all charges will be wiped from my record, and it will be as if nothing ever happened. If you want the best - an attorney who will work tireless on your behalf and will get results - the answer is simple: hire Jonathan Paul.
Excellent, Professional, and Effective
"Jonathan is professional, yet I did not feel like I was talking to a machine. He was friendly, and kept me posted on a regular basis on what was happening with my case. He was able to reduce me from a misdemeanor to a CI just by talking with the prosecutor. Could not have been happier, I would highly recommend him".
Couldn't ask for better
After searching through 7 different lawyers, chatting with 5 of them, and meeting with two, I chose to hire Jonathan Paul. He was quick, responsive,and incredibly proactive. My case had an even better outcome than I expected, and that was all due to Jonathan and his preemptive system. I hope to never need an attorney again, but if I do, Jonathan is my first call.
Jonathan Helped Me Get the Best Results Possible
Jonathan made all of the difference in what could have been the worst experience of my life. After I was arrested for a DUI, I had no idea what to do next. My BAC was so high and since I turned the wrong way down a one way street, I thought my case was hopeless. I spoke to several recommended lawyers who either weren't familiar with the Plymouth Township area or left me feeling even worse about sentencing than before. After I found Jonathan on this site, I emailed him after business hours and he immediately emailed me back to reassure me I could do things to help myself and he could help me turn this around. He even met with me for an hour before I retained his counsel to explain what the police were doing, how the prosecutor could handle my case, etc, which immediately put me more at ease. He outlined a proactive, effective plan on how I would spend the weeks before my sentencing date to show the court that while I made a terrible decision, it wasn't characteristic of me. I never knew how valuable the time you have between your arrest and your court date is, and without Jonathan, I believe my case would've turned out much differently. When we were at court, I could tell he was well known and well respected, and after the prosecutor, the probation officer and the judge saw the work Jonathan had encouraged me to do, they dropped my "Super Drunk" charge completely and knocked down my Driving While Intoxicated charge to Driving While Impaired. They also only gave me 6 months of non-reporting probation, the lightest they could give me. My insurance, my job, my court fees....Jonathan helped me get the best result possible concerning all of these. He is an excellent communicator, very knowledgeable, and always available to talk to clients. His plan is what both the judge and the probation officer specifically recognized as reasoning for my charges and probation terms. Who you choose to represent you in a case like this is so important, and I would recommend anyone in my position to hire Jonathan.
Proactive, kind, and experienced lawyer
Crashing my car and receiving an Operating While Intoxicated charge, I thought my case was hopeless. I was terrified of what was going to happen. This was something I never had experience with and was completely out of character for me. I researched a few different lawyers and contacted Jonathan for the first time on a Friday night via e-mail to let him know my situation. I received a response within 30 minutes and was shocked - I wasn't expecting to hear anything until Monday. He immediately put me at ease. He not only responded to me, but gave a thoughtful and detailed response about how he can help me and gave me action items right away to ensure I would get the best possible outcomes. Jonathan handled my case proactively and helped me get a reduced charge to Operating while Visibly Impaired, which meant I got to keep my license. He always had my best interests in mind, asked me what my goals were, and looked past my terrible mistake to understand the good person that I am. He was clearly respected not only by other attorneys and the prosecutor at court, but also by the judge. Ultimately, the result of my case was the best possible outcome. Jonathan kept me updated along the way and gave me tools and a plan to get to that result. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer or better outcome.
Effective plan coupled with great communication skills can give great results.
Been charged for a misdemeanor was of a great concern for me as it could have adversely affect my prospects , promotions and professional growth. Jonathan helped me out from this problem. It required a comprehensive plan. But before a comprehensive plan to deal with a complex legal system can be carried out, a good insight and understanding of problem as well correct direction to put efforts are cornerstone. Jonathan, by improving my insight and by setting a right direction enabled me to deal with the problem. At final step he effectively communicated at pre trial level to elaborate things in a way that misdemeanor charges were completely dismissed.
Charges Reduced, Driver's License Saved
I am truly blessed to have Attorney Jonathan Paul representing me as my attorney. He is extremely experienced, personable, friendly, and down to earth. He treated me as a teammate, and not just "another client". This was very important to me because it demonstrated that he sincerely cared about my well-being.
I was charged with the following:
1. OUIL (Operating Under the Influence of Liquor)
2. Reckless Driving (2 point driver's license offense)
Attorney Jonathan Paul was able to have the judge successfully reduce the above charges to the following:
1. OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired)
2. Impeding Traffic (0 points on my driver's license)
Not only were my charges reduced, but I was also able to keep my driver's license from day one. Attorney Jonathan Paul made sure I was able to drive with a restricted driver's license. This was all thanks to his experience, strategic planning, and due diligence.
He took the time to get to know me as a person before he formulated a plan to approach my case. The plan he created was proactive which played a tremendous role in my favor. His proactive plan has also been helping me work on myself as a person, and become a better member of our society.
The deal I got is very rare, and not easy to get. I have talked to many people who have been in the same circumstance as I, and the deal I got was the best one of them all.
I highly recommend having Attorney Jonathan Paul represent you, and am extremely confident you will obtain the best results possible both in and out of court with his help.
I am extremely grateful to have him as my attorney.
Excellent Experience from Hundreds of Miles Away
I needed to work with Mr Paul from a different state due to my arrest being during a visit to Ann Arbor. He was excellent at keeping me up to date on all that was happening and what we needed to do over email and text. It felt like he was just a few miles.
OWI Case in Washtenaw County
Jonathan Andrew Paul did a great job representing my case and I always felt secure knowing he would help me through my time of need. He is trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, and he always kept me informed whether it was through email or in person.
Satisfied Mom - Case Dismissed
"Mr. Paul did a great job with my son's case. He had an assault charge in which Mr. Paul got dismissed, with no fines and no probation. He is very responsive and contacts you back right away. He was patient and answered all questions and addressed all of our concerns. He was very encouraging to work with and also very knowledgeable. He also personally encouraged my son after the case to stay positive and focused. We could not have asked for a better outcome! We were very pleased with his services". - Satisfied Mom
Satisfied DUI Client
"Jonathan handled my daughter's first offense DUI/OWI. I contacted him online after business hours and he called back first thing the next morning. He took the time to speak to both my daughter and myself about her case. He had a very pro-active approach to her case, a plan, when we had no plan. He offered good advice that worked in getting her case reduced to the lowest offense without going to trial. Jonathan was exemplary in contacting us via email and by phone, and we always knew exactly what was going on in the case. We would recommend him to our family and friends". - DUI Client
Thank you! - Ann Arbor Client
Jonathan was everything I could have asked for in an attorney. Very responsive and trustworthy. He made sure that my record stayed clear!
An OWI client
"I first came across Jonathan's name on this exact website (Avvo.com) , and I read all of his amazing reviews. This, plus the fact that he works from Northville (which is where I was arrested for OWI) are really what prompted me to contact him. I sent him an email detailing lots of things from my terrible experience, and he emailed AND texted me back right away, even though it was a Sunday and he was out with his wife. He later sent me an even more extensive email telling me when he thinks he could do to help me in my particular case. This kind of prompt and thourogh feedback was standard the entire time I worked with Jonathan".
"Some background on my case in particular: I was arrested in Northville Township for OWI with a BAC of 0.21. This technically falls under the Michigan Super Drunk law. However, as it was my first offense of any kind, they only charged me with misdemenor OWI. I spent the night in jail, my car was impounded, it was terrifying. I am almost done with college in the medical field and I just kept thinking "my life is over."
"So I hired Jonathan after meeting with him. He used to be a prosecutor so he knows both sides of the game. He put me on a unique "proactive approach" which was AMAZING and completely helped me out in the eyes of the court. He also really helped to walk me through the process and ease my mind about what to expect in terms of sentencing".
"Well today I had my day in court, and I have been dreading this day for a month now. Thanks to Jonathan's approach, he was able to convince the prosecution to give me a lesser charge of OWVI (the lowest and cheapest alcohol-related driving charge). This is a HUGE success, especially since I could've been charged with felony Super Drunk. I was also given 9 months of reporting probation with only holiday blows, 5 days of community service of my choice, and an alcohol class that probation recommends. I did NOT lose my license (which was another huge fear of mine), and only have a restricted license (work, school, medical appts) for 90 days".
Happy Family - Great Result - MIP Case
On behalf my niece and the rest of my family, I just want to say thank you Jonathan for all your assistance in this matter. You really helped to ease our concerns. We appreciate your professionalism, positive attitude, encouragement and counsel throughout this initially stressful and scary process. You did an excellent job!!! Thank you!!!
Johnathan Paul is amazing. For being someone who has a past criminal record he was able to drop the charges and get me a much lesser charge that will not damage my nursing career. I highly recommend Johnathan Paul.
Satisifed Ann Arbor Client
Jonathan was very professional. He would contact me back very quickly. He was the first lawyer to appear for court (quite early too!) and saved me a lot of time. Highly recommended.
Possession of Marijuana Client
"I started out my possession of weed case with another lawyer who I was unhappy with. After getting Jonathan Paul on the case things completely turned around for me. Jonathan quickly came up with a plan for me. He was able to get me on the right path and reverse the damage done by my former representation. He kept me very well informed and responded very quickly. In the end I really enjoyed working with him and got the best outcome possible in my situation. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a lawyer" -