Drunk Driving / DUI
DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charges can have a severe impact on your life. A night or more in jail may result from a drunk driving arrest. Significant financial penalties apply to any conviction. Most important for many individuals is the loss of driving privileges a DUI conviction often brings. The loss of the ability to drive can have a dramatic impact on basic life activities, such as work and family events. Drunk driving convictions can also carry social stigma and feelings of guilt.
An experienced DUI defense attorney can help you throughout the process. If you have just been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (also known as OWI, or Operating While Intoxicated), an attorney can help defend you against those charges at all stages of your case. If you face DUI charges, an attorney can research the facts of your case, find any errors in the prosecution’s case, and handle the trial of your case. If you face the possibility of a DUI conviction and loss of driving privileges, an experienced attorney can help plea bargain your case, potentially resulting in probation, fines, or educational courses. Even if you have been convicted of driving under the influence, an attorney can help you find educational courses and help minimize the impact on your auto insurance and driving privileges.
If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, it may seem as though a conviction is inevitable. Often this is not the case. Law enforcement often does not follow its own procedures for administering tests for intoxication. Breath testing devices are not consistently maintained and calibrated up to legal standards. Re–testing blood or urine tests can often reveal different results than the police first obtained. In other cases the police may not have had probable cause to stop the vehicle in the first place, or the vehicle may not have actually been in operation at the time of the arrest.
If you have refused to have a breath, blood or urine test after your arrest, your license may have already been suspended for failure to submit to a chemical test. An experienced Michigan DUI defense attorney can help you navigate both the administrative and criminal components of your DUI case.
At A. Scott Grabel & Associates, we have substantial experience in all aspects of DUI defense. We will advise you of all of your options, thoroughly investigate the evidence, and aggressively represent you in legal proceedings. If you have been arrested, charged, or even convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, call us today for a free consultation at (800) 342–7896.
- Drunk Driving Testing Procedures
- Implied Consent
- Post–Conviction Procedures
- DUI Conviction Impact on Insurance
- DUI Step–by–Step
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