Carpenter is the Criminal Law Attorney Expert
Dwight Carpenter is the
most trusted Criminal Defense Attorney because he returns over 97%
of all drivers licenses and has won 99% of his life offense trials.
He is the only Attorney north of Saginaw that specializes in
just criminal cases and his office is always upfront and honest with
the clients. Dwight Carpenter and his expert staff return calls asap, keep
clients informed during the course of their case so they always know
what to expect, and have a great relationship and are well respected
by Judges, Prosecuting Attorney’s, and scheduling clerks at
courthouses around the state of Michigan.
Dwight Carpenter and his staff actually care about all of
their clients and fight for each and every one of them.
If I am pulled over for drunk driving should I take the preliminary
breath test (PBT) and the Datamaster at the county jail?
A: I recommend to clients who are pulled over for a first offense
drunk driving to take the PBT as well as the Datamaster at the jail.
If you refuse the PBT it’s just a civil infraction. But if you
refuse the Datamaster at the jail you automatically lose your
license for one-year. My recommendation if you are facing your 3rd
or more drunk driving is to refuse the PBT, and the Datamaster
and request a blood draw at the hospital. This gives your blood
alcohol content time to go down. A 3rd or more drunk driving is a
Q: If a Police Officer wants me to do an interview with them when
they are investigating criminal conduct on my part, should I give
the interview in hopes that the Officer will believe me?
A: I do not allow clients to give interviews to Police Officers,
Detective, Prosecuting Attorney’s, or anyone else involved in Law
Enforcement. The reason for that is once you start talking you are
at the mercy of the Police Officer writing the report.
"Some" Police Officers are not 100% honest and will insert
things in the report that are untrue. You have the RIGHT to REMAIN
SILENT. You can simply tell the Police Officer, “Do what you need
to do but I will not have a conversation with you.”
Q: I was never read my Miranda Rights before I was arrested, is this
illegal conduction on behalf of the Police Officer?
A: A Police Officer does not have to advise you of your Miranda
rights unless he places you under arrest and then tries to question
you. Therefore Police Officers do not arrest people right away they
try to get as much voluntary information as they can out of a person
before they place them under arrest.
Q: If I am arrested or under investigation in a county that is hours
away from your office will you still represent me in that county?
A: Yes, I travel statewide specializing in criminal cases.
Can you explain the new law to me under Senate Bill 353 that states
that nonscheduled drugs are now under the list of intoxicating
substances? What meds are they referring too and how will that
Yes I am completely up to date with this law and other changes that
take place. This new law covers drugs not covered under drunk /
driving statutes. Please contact our office and we will discuss what
this may mean to you or a loved one.
Services other than
criminal defense license restorations that Dwight Carpenter offers
are Power of Attorney for clients and notary services.