Driving while intoxicated by drugs is illegal in Michigan, however these laws do not only pertain to illegal street drugs. If you drive while under the influence of a prescription medication, you could still be convicted of OWI. Grabel & Associates will fight for Michigan’s accused in prescription drug intoxication cases, and our team of Michigan OWI attorneys will work to achieve the best possible result in your case.
What is and is not considered an intoxicating substance in Michigan can be a gray area, and you need an aggressive OWI defense lawyer on your side throughout every stage of your case to ensure you are not wrongfully convicted. There are severe criminal penalties for drug intoxication in Michigan, and it is vitally important that you work with one of Michigan’s best law firms in order to avoid unnecessary punishment. Grabel & Associates has been defending clients in DUI, OWI, OUIL, DWI, OWVI, and OWPD cases for over a decade, and we have the experience necessary to achieve unrivaled results in cases statewide. Our attorneys will utilize creative and effective criminal defense strategies to help you win your prescription medication intoxication case in Michigan. Contact Grabel & Associates now for aggressive criminal defense in any stage of your case.
If you are intoxicated by a prescription medication in Michigan, police can charge you for driving under the influence. Chemical tests may be used to determine the presence of drugs in your system, however failing a blood or urine test is not the only way to be convicted. Even if you test under the legal intoxication limit for blood or urine testing, you can be charged with visible impairment. Even a miniscule amount of a prescription drug in your system could give overzealous police and prosecutors reason to pursue a conviction, and you need to obtain quality legal representation right away if you are even investigated for prescription drug use while driving.
There are multiple criminal drug charges that are applicable in Michigan driving cases. If your ability to drive is visibly impaired, as determined by a police officer, you can be charged with OWVI, or Operating While Visibly Impaired. If you have any amount of a Schedule I drug or Cocaine in your system while driving, as determined via chemical test, you can be charged with Operating With the Presence of Drugs (OWPD). Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) charges are laid when a person has a drug or alcohol blood content which substantially affects his or her ability to drive safely. The skilled lawyers at Grabel & Associates have extensive experience working in OWVI, OWPD, and OWI cases and can defend against jail time, fines, and other restrictions that you could face.
Prescription medications such as Valium, Xanax, Ambien, Codeine, Morphine, Oxycontin, Percocet, Ritalin, and more can have intoxicating effects or side effects that could potentially impair your ability to drive, and if you are caught driving while impaired by a prescription medication you will face serious criminal penalties. If you have never been convicted of an OWI or OUID charge before, you could face up to 90 days in jail, up to $500 in fines, driver’s license suspension, a possible revoked license, mandatory community service, and additional restrictions on your freedom. If you are convicted of operating a vehicle while under the influence of prescription drugs for a second time within 7 years of your first conviction, you could face up to a year in jail, a $1,000 fine, a revoked driver’s license for a year or more, and more. A third conviction at any time in your life for OWI, OWPD, or OUID will result in felony charges, and you could go to prison for up to 5 years, face a fine of $5,000, and be ineligible to drive for 5 years or more, along with additional penalties. Contact Scott Grabel and the experienced team at Grabel & Associates to fight back against police and prosecutors and avoid criminal punishment.
When you face charges for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by a legal medication, you may not have even known you weren't allowed to drive. Furthermore, you may not feel your ability to drive was impaired by your prescription drug, and still face charges due to overly aggressive police or prosecutors. Our attorneys will fight to protect your rights and keep you from the serious punishments you are facing. At Grabel & Associates, we understand that you need a dedicated criminal defense team to build an individualized strategy that will be effective in your unique case. Our lawyers have defended past clients in thousands of criminal cases, and we know how to adapt to the specific circumstances of cases like yours.
Our team of Michigan criminal defense attorneys combines for over 100 years of legal experience, and will commit as much time as necessary to properly representing you in pre-file, trial, and post-conviction stages of your case. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to defend you anywhere in Michigan, and will immediately begin working to build the best defense for prescription drug charges.
No matter where you are in Michigan, call us toll free right now to find out more about how our lawyers can help you. Call 1-800-342-7896 any time of day, any day of the week to speak with a case consultant about your DUI, OWI, OWPD, OUID, or OWVI case. Additionally, you can contact us online and set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel. Defend yourself from harsh OWI laws with a talented team of lawyers. We are available right now to begin defending you in any stage of your case.