Instead of walking clients through a simple plea agreement where the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser alcohol-related driving charge in exchange for the original higher charge being dropped, Attorney Sternisha (whose client’s simply call him Ed) thoroughly investigates his cases to ensure his clients receive proper justice. While sometimes a reduced charge may be the best way to go, other times, depending on what Attorney Sternisha's investigation reveals, a jury trial or a complete dismissal may be in order. Ed is not afraid to go to trial. He has even represented a client all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Most of the cases Ed has gotten dismissed involve client's who were over the limit. Being over the limit is only one thing a prosecutor must prove. There are many other steps the police must do correctly or it may help get a case reduced or even dismissed. Of course, every case is different so call (616) 233-CALL-ED to see if Ed can help you.
With a background as a police officer along with being a licensed private investigator, Ed is not just a lawyer (see "Attorney" page). As such, he digs deep into his cases and looks for police errors, inconsistencies, and even false statements if they exist. “While I believe drunk driving is very dangerous, I also believe that those charged with OWI deserve to have a fair chance at defending themselves,” Ed has said. “Simply because someone is arrested for OWI, does not mean they are guilty. My job is to find out what really happened and try to get the best results.”
Remember, every case is different and the results mentioned on this site are not a suggestion that your case will end with the same outcome. No attorney can guarantee the results of any case. If you have been charged with an OWI offense, plead not guilty and “Call Ed Instead!” (616) 233-CALL-ED.
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