When you drive while under the influence of alcohol, you are at risk to face OWI charges and harsh criminal penalties in Michigan. Wrongful convictions are common in OWI cases as a result of overzealous police and prosecutors, faulty blood or breath testing, field sobriety test flaws, rights violations, or other factors, and it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help protect you from OWI conviction. Grabel & Associates is your best choice for aggressive criminal defense in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and throughout the state of Michigan. Our attorneys have extensive experience in DUI and OWI cases, and can earn you an outstanding result in your Operating While Intoxicated case.
Operating While Intoxicated is a serious criminal charge and you will need an attorney on your side even if this is your first criminal offense. You could face jail, fines, community service, driver’s license suspension or revocation, and additional penalties if you are convicted of drunk driving. Without an attorney who has knowledge of proper arrest procedures, blood alcohol content testing, and the legal issues that affect DUI cases, your freedom could be restricted for the rest of your life.
If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.08%, you can be charged with Operating While Intoxicated. If it is your first or second OWI offense, you will face misdemeanor charges and corresponding punishments. A third DUI offense at any time in your life will result in felony charges, along with greatly increased criminal penalties. If you drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.17%, you could be charged under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” law, and face increased jail sentences and other additional penalties.
According to Michigan’s zero tolerance law, it is illegal for a person under the age of 21 to drive with any alcohol in his or her blood. If you are under the legal drinking age and are caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.02%, you could be charged with OWI. If you are being investigated for drunk driving, have just been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, or already have a DUI conviction on your record, contact our premier Michigan law firm now.
If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated, you could face a variety of serious criminal punishments. We know how to fight OWI misdemeanor charges, felony OWI, and aggravated OWI charges. Contact Grabel & Associates if you are facing potential intoxicated driving penalties. The specific punishments you could face will vary based on the unique circumstances of your case, but DUI penalties as outlined in the Michigan Vehicle Code are as follows:
1st DUI/OWI Offense (misdemeanor): Up to 93 days in jail, fines of up to $500, 180 days license suspension, vehicle immobilization, 6 driver’s license points, community service, and more.
Super Drunk DUI Offense (misdemeanor): Up to 180 days in jail, fines of as much as $700, community service, driver’s license suspension, and additional punishment.
2nd DUI/OWI Offense (misdemeanor): Up to 1 year in jail, fines of up to $1,000, license revocation for up to a year, community service, vehicle immobilization or forfeiture, and additional penalties.
3rd DUI/OWI Offense: Up to 5 years in prison, possible probation, fines of as much as $5,000, community service, vehicle immobilization, driver’s license revoked for 5+ years, and more.
Additional legal issues, such as child endangerment, drug possession, or driving without proper licensing and/or registration can also lead to aggravated Operating While Intoxicated charges. As soon as you think you may face DUI charges, contact the experienced team at Grabel & Associates.
Our attorneys have experience in thousands of past cases, and we know what police and prosecutors need in order to convict you. Many OWI cases depend on blood alcohol content evidence, and our lawyers carefully scrutinize any blood test or breathalyzer test because we are aware of the various procedural mistakes or failures that are common in blood and breath testing. Additionally, we understand how police and prosecutors will try to use unreliable field sobriety testing against you and can advise you on how to protect your legal rights throughout the investigative stages of your DUI case.
Our lawyers have experience fighting DUI, OWI, OWVI, OUIL, DWI, OWPD, OUID, and all other drunk driving charges, and will relentlessly fight until you achieve the best possible result in your case. We are dedicated to obtaining great results and will investigate every single detail of your case to ensure we can direct you through the best steps to take in every stage of your fight for justice. You need a lawyer who will fight to get you back on the road, helping you avoid jail and fines while working to protect your rights from aggressive prosecuting attorneys.
We have proven our criminal defense skill in thousands of cases over more than a decade, and will continue our success in your OWI case. Under the direction of founding attorney Scott Grabel, our DUI defense team works in even the most complex OWI cases to produce unrivaled outcomes for clients statewide. Contact our firm now and fight back against drunk driving charges.
Call our law firm at 1-800-342-7896 anytime of day for a free consultation. We are committed to always being available because we know that every second counts in Michigan criminal cases. Our defense team is available now to begin defending you in any of Michigan’s 83 counties, and you can even contact us online to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel. Work with an attorney who understands Michigan DUI law and has the criminal defense experience needed to explore every possible legal option throughout your case. Contact Grabel & Associates immediately for the best results in your driving under the influence of alcohol case.