Michigan drunk driving laws are summed up in a number of acronyms, most of which refer to the same type of thing. OWI, or Operating While Intoxicated, is usually the acronym used to describe cases in which someone drives with a BAC over the legal limit of 0.08%. DUI, or Driving Under the Influence, is a term often used to describe the same offense. OUIL, or Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, is also used to describe DUI/OWI charges, though it also refers to cases in which a person is determined to be intoxicated even though his or her BAC falls below the legal limit.
Grabel & Associates is a firm committed to protecting those accused of all types of drunk driving charges, including OUIL. Our Operating While Under the Influence of Liquor lawyers in Clinton Township are ready now to start protecting your rights and fighting for your freedom no matter what the specifics of your case, and we know what it takes to win in even the most difficult drunk driving cases. Under the direction of experienced trial lawyer Scott Grabel, our talented team will utilize aggressive and effective defense strategies to help you throughout your battle for justice, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to help you win after an OUIL accusation in Clinton. With well over a decade of criminal defense experience, our DUI attorneys have learned the strategies that work in drunk driving cases, and our past clients will tell you just how effective our team has been in cases similar to yours. Contact our law firm now for a free initial case consultation and begin working towards a great case result.
According to Michigan drunk driving laws, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in any area open to the public while under the influence of alcoholic liquor or any other intoxicating substance, even with a BAC under 0.08%. Field sobriety tests, Breathalyzer tests, erratic driving, or a combination of multiple factors can determine intoxication. If an officer determines that you could not safely operate a motor vehicle as a result of drinking, you could be charged with OUIL in Clinton.
After a drunk driving accusation, the first thing you should do is contact an experienced lawyer. Our Clinton OUIL defense attorneys are available 24/7 to start providing you with top-level legal guidance.
If convicted of OUIL under the Michigan Vehicle Code’s drunk driving laws, you could face up to 93 days in jail, a fine of up to $500, and license suspension for a first offense. A second offense could lead to up to a year in jail and a fine of as much as $1,000, along with indefinite revocation of your license. If convicted of a third OUIL offense in Clinton, you could face felony drunk driving charges. Always contact an attorney as soon as possible so that you can do everything possible to prepare for your case. Our attorneys are available throughout investigation, plea-bargaining, and even into trial. Contact Scott Grabel or another member of our highly qualified team right away and let us begin designing an individualized defense strategy tailored to the unique aspects of your situation.
With Grabel & Associates on your side, you can be sure that your rights will be protected even as aggressive police and prosecutors seek to put you behind bars. With extensive experience working with clients in Clinton and statewide, our lawyers understand drunk driving laws and the legal issues that you may face in an OUIL case. Our team has directly seen the impact that an attorney who truly cares about a client’s future can have in a DUI case, and we are prepared to begin developing an individualized case approach after a thorough review of your specific situation. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, our team is ready now to start fighting with you and for you as you work towards a beneficial case result. Contact Grabel & Associates now for a free initial case analysis.
To speak with an experienced lawyer now, call 1-800-342-7896 toll free or contact our firm online. We will immediately begin answering your questions and will give you an initial case consultation at no cost. Our lawyers know what it takes to win and are prepared to begin utilizing aggressive defense strategies in your DUI case.