Operating While Intoxicated, also sometimes referred to as DUI or Driving Under the Influence, is a misdemeanor or felony charge that you can face if you operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. Anyone who is charged with OWI should contact a qualified Clinton drunk driving defense lawyer early on in their case, as in many cases it is possible to drastically improve your case result or even beat the charges you face if you work with an exceptional attorney. Grabel & Associates is committed to doing whatever it takes to protect Michigan’s accused from wrongful conviction or excessively harsh penalties, and we are available 24/7 to start working with anyone charged with OWI in Clinton Township, MI.
Contact trial lawyer Scott Grabel or another member of our talented team now for a free initial case consultation, and begin the process of fighting back against Operating While Intoxicated conviction. Our team boasts over a decade of experience, and over this period we have established a reputation as one of the top firms in Michigan for DUI defense. Our Clinton DUI defense attorneys are available now to assist you in fighting back against 1st offense OWI charges, 2nd offense OWI charges, 3rd offense or felony drunk driving charges, child endangerment OWI charges, and more, and we know what it takes to achieve a great case result after a drunk driving allegation.
Contact our highly acclaimed team now for a free initial case consultation, and let us begin answering some of the questions you likely have about beating a DUI charge in Clinton. Fight back against Operating While Intoxicated charges by hiring the best possible attorney early on in your case – we are always available for clients statewide.
If you drive while intoxicated, you can be charged with OWI, and could face either misdemeanor or felony conviction, depending on your criminal history. Usually, a driver must have a bodily alcohol content level of over 0.08%, though any driver who can be proven to be intoxicated with a BAC lower than 0.08% can still be convicted. Additionally, commercial drivers and underage drivers are subject to lower BAC limits, 0.04% and 0.00% respectively, making it even more critical to speak to an attorney to find out how your particular situation may interact with Michigan drunk driving laws.
If you are accused of driving drunk and you have never been convicted of a DUI, you can face misdemeanor charges and a potential sentence of up to 93 days in jail, along with license suspension, fines, DUI education, and other penalties. Always speak with a Clinton DUI defense lawyer if accused of first offense OWI, and learn more about how to fight back against misdemeanor charges.
While a second offense OWI is still a misdemeanor, the penalties you can face are much more serious than a first offense. You could be sentenced to mandatory jail time of up to a year, along with up to $1,000 in fines, indefinite license revocation, and other serious penalties. Not all past offenses are relevant for sentencing however, and you should work with a lawyer to find out more about how your unique case may be treated.
Among the most serious drunk driving charges a person can face is 3rd offense OWI, because it can lead to felony conviction. In addition to a year behind bars and a significant fine, you could lose your license, have your vehicle taken away, and will hold a felony record which could make it difficult to get a job, obtain a loan, travel, or do other things you may have the freedom to do otherwise. Our attorneys have experience working with clients in both misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, and are ready now to begin fighting with you in your battle for justice.
When you are accused of a serious offense, you need an attorney who both understands Clinton laws, courts, judges, and juries, and who knows Michigan drunk driving laws and how they can affect all kinds of cases. Our lawyers have the skill and experience needed to help you work through the legal issues affecting your case, and we truly care about the case results you achieve because we take a genuine interest in every client’s future. Contact our team now for a free initial consultation and learn more about how we can help you fight OWI conviction.
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