My name is MacDaniel Reynolds. I am one of the founders of the Blue Binder Project, and the author of the curriculum. They say there is no substitute for experience, and I agree. My DUI experience started much like yours, when I was arrested for a DUI twenty-some years ago. My arrest shook me to my core. I was a good person, but there I was, caught driving impaired. I felt like the whole world was staring at me; that the world was judging me and finding me lacking. My shame ate at me until I faced the same choice you do today – I could give up, or I could rise up – and I chose to rise. I used my window of clarity to see what was important to me, and to figure out what I needed to achieve to get to my own next level. For me, that was education, and one year later I entered law school.
Fast forward to today, eighteen years later. I own Reynolds Defense Firm, one of the largest, most respected and successful DUI defense firms in Oregon. Our specialty is simple - we represent good people facing DUI charges. As an attorney, I’ve prosecuted and defended literally thousands of people arrested for DUI. I’ve talked with their families, I’ve learned about their careers, their kids, their hopes and fears. And I’ve learned some of my own truths.
First, I learned that that good people don’t get arrested for DUI when everything is going great. They get arrested because some part of life isn’t working the way they need it to, and then they start to take risks that don’t make sense. Risks like driving after drinking.
Second, I learned that legal victories feel pretty hollow if I don’t actually help people on the human level - to help them figure out what isn’t working, and, more importantly, how they can use their own window of clarity to achieve their own next level.
That’s why I created this curriculum in the first place – to help people. And it is more effective than anything else I’ve seen in all my years of working in the DUI world. I’m very passionate about this – we’ve helped so many people use their arrest as an opportunity to do incredible things for themselves. And that’s why we founded The Blue Binder Project– we want to be able to help even more people. Good people. People like me. People like you, too.
When you join the Blue Binder Project and our community, you get a whole team working for you. Our goal is to make this all work smoothly for you and let you focus on the changes you want to make in your life. From our expert coaches to our administrative staff, we are all here to make sure you have what you need.