2nd OWI in Grand Rapids
While still a misdemeanor, second offense drunk driving charges are much more serious than first offenses, and in addition to facing penalties much higher than the minimums sometimes decided upon in first time offender cases, those convicted of multiple offenses can actually face higher maximum jail sentences, fines, and additional penalties such as license revocation or vehicle immobilization. If you have been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, or charged with Operating While Intoxicated, and you already have a conviction on record, it is essential that you contact a Grand Rapids DUI lawyer as soon as possible. With so much at stake, you need to act fast to begin your fight against wrongful conviction or excessive punishment. Grabel & Associates is available 24/7 to begin working with clients statewide.
Under the direction of trial attorney Scott Grabel, our top ranked attorneys will do everything possible to protect you from harmful repeat offender DUI accusations. Our defense strategies have been proven in countless past OWI cases over the past 10+ years, and our lawyers know what it takes to achieve the best possible results in even the toughest cases. Contact us immediately for a free initial case consultation and find out more about how our Grand Rapids drunk driving defense lawyers can help you avoid some penalties or charges in Michigan.
Charged With Repeat Offender Drunk Driving in Grand Rapids
According to Michigan law, driving while under the influence of alcohol is illegal, which usually means driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.08% for persons over 21. The specific details of the charge and associated penalties are included in Section 257.625 of the Michigan Vehicle Code.
If you are under the age of 21, you could be charged with a Zero Tolerance OWI, which can result from a person under the legal drinking age having any blood alcohol content over 0.02%. Like a regular OWI charge, a second Zero Tolerance offense will result in enhanced penalties and will be treated much more harshly by the court, and no matter the details of your case, you need to fight back with an experienced attorney right away.
Even a second DUI charge can result in excessive fines and fees, regardless of the outcome of your case, and not hiring the best possible attorney could lead to additional penalties which may otherwise be avoidable. Contact our Grand Rapids OWI defense firm now for a free case consultation and begin working towards a favorable outcome.
Criminal Penalties for Grand Rapids Second Offense OWI Conviction
If you are convicted of a second drunk driving offense in Michigan, you will face misdemeanor conviction and serious criminal penalties, including:
- Between 5 days and 1 year in jail, almost four times the potential sentence for a first offense.
- A fine of between $200 and $1,000, which is twice the fine possible in a first time OWI case.
- License suspension for a minimum of one year, likely requiring a DAAD hearing to win your license back. This is true even in OWVI, UBAL, and OUIL cases.
- Ignition Interlock Device installation required.
- Possible mandatory OWI schooling.
- Possible community service of between 30 and 90 days.
If you have been convicted of a second Zero Tolerance offense in Michigan, you could face:
- Up to 60 days community service.
- Possible jail time, up to 93 days.
- Potential fines.
Contact Grabel & Associates now for drunk driving defense. We are always available to begin protecting you in your uniquely important case.
Our Approach to Repeat Offender OWI Cases
When you are charged with drunk driving, most people will be quick to label you guilty, especially if you have a prior conviction on record. It is critical that the jury and judge maintain an unbiased view of your case, and our defense lawyers work to ensure that the details of your case are fairly presented. We are committed to individualized defense, and will continuously consult with you to ensure that your legal needs and goals match up with our tactics. Our proven results demonstrate just how effective our qualified attorneys are in OWI cases, and we look forward to applying these tested strategies to your case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 OWI Defense in Grand Rapids
To speak with a DUI defense lawyer now, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, both by phone and online, and will immediately provide you with a free initial case consultation and begin answering questions you may have about your legal situation and how our firm can help. Don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer; every minute in an OWI case is critical. Contact us now and start fighting to protect your rights and your freedom.