CRIMINAL DEFENSE​ - DUI / DWI / OWI / DRUNK DRIVING - Traffic Tickets -  Misdemeanors LICENSE Restoration - Traffic INFRACTIONS​ - Traffic Felonies - Cannabis Marijuana law

Drunk Driving Cases are Different. 

There are many events that need to be done by proper legal protocol and each individual case are very unique from one another.

Don't be like Tiger Woods, refuse sobriety tests.

Some quick advice? The police mean it when they tell you anything you say can be held against you.  A good criminal lawyer will tell you that. We always add: You cannot do your own plea bargaining as good as an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you. Once you speak out, it can never be taken back. Let your attorney speak on your behalf.

 Our practice includes traffic offenses, felonies, misdemeanors, and drunk driving charges.  We handle felony cases in Recorder's Court (Detroit).  We also can help you in Monroe County. 

Do you need an experienced criminal defense attorney? At the Law Offices of John O. Knappman, we have 25 years of experience and the awards and recognition that go with it. With a background as an Assistant Prosecutor, we can defend you. With these high stakes, don't stand in court without the best criminal attorney next to you.  Now you've found them. 

 We know the judges and the law, but, more importantly, the judges know us. Our reputation matters just as much as yours. You should be represented  by an experienced criminal lawyer Who works currently works regularly in your geographical court system.

We have DUI, DWI, OWI, drunk driving defense as a significant part of our practice, but we can also be your misdemeanor attorney. Speeding ticket? Usually we can help you avoid points and may get the ticket reduced (but nothing is guaranteed).

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DISCLAIMER: This entire website should be strictly used as informational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal advise or as a legal consultation since each individual case is unique. Check this website periodically for updates. 


Mr. Knappmann kept me up to date on everything and was able to get me a deal without any points on my license. He was professional, prompt and prepared. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal representation.  --Todd, a client.​

Mr. Knappmann is very professional with exceptional knowledge and skills as an attorney. He was very responsive to my needs and kept me informed with the legal process in a way I (as a layperson) could easily understand. I'd highly recommend his services!  --Neil, a client


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