Ann Arbor DUI Lawyer

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal, and a serious problem, but unreliable chemical testing, overzealous police and prosecutors, and other issues can lead to wrongful conviction or excessive sentencing. Work with a skilled DUI attorney in Ann Arbor to protect against jail time, fines, license suspension, and other serious penalties. Our lawyers have worked with Michigan drunk driving clients facing a variety of charges, including:

  • Minor in Possession
  • Child Endangerment
  • Open Alcohol in Vehicle

As soon as you are pulled over for intoxicated driving, contact Grabel & Associates. Our team can provide you with valuable insight into the criminal justice system, and help you understand what you need to do to protect yourself after a drunk driving charge. If you have been accused of driving with an illegal blood alcohol limit, or if you are facing charges of visible impairment, our team is available now to help you protect your constitutional rights and fight for your freedom.

Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys in Ann Arbor and Throughout Washtenaw County

Protect your ability to drive now by hiring an experienced lawyer who understands Ann Arbor DUI cases. Our team has over a decade of criminal defense experience, and has worked in countless past cases to deliver exceptional defense.

DUI and OWI Defense in Michigan

Although commonly referred to as “Driving Under the Influence” or “DUI,” driving drunk will result in charges of “Operating While Intoxicated” or “OWI” in Michigan. OWI charges can be very serious, even if it is a first offense, making it critical to work with an outstanding attorney throughout investigation, potential trial, and even post-trial. Our team has hands-on experience fighting for Michigan’s accused in Washtenaw County courts, and we know what you need to do to protect against OWI conviction.

In the state of Michigan, anyone with a regular driver’s license over the age of 21 cannot legally drive with a blood alcohol content over 0.08%. If a person is under the age of 21, he or she cannot drive with any alcohol in their system, and can be charged with OWI for a blood alcohol content of 0.02%+. Commercial driver’s license holders cannot exceed 0.04% BAC, even if they are not working at the time of the offense.

The attorneys at Grabel & Associates know how your BAC could affect potential case results, and can help you utilize the specifics of your case to your advantage. With experience working in high BAC cases, CDL cases, juvenile cases, and Super Drunk law cases, our team has what it takes to help you defend against police and prosecutors who will be trying to convict you. Contact our team right away to begin working together in Ann Arbor or anywhere else in Michigan. We are available 24/7 to help you if you have been pulled over or accused of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Protect Your Freedom to Drive in Ann Arbor

In addition to potential jail time, fines, community service, and rehabilitation, anyone accused of drunk driving can have their license suspended or revoked. After a drunk driving accusation, you have a limited period of time in which you can challenge administrative license suspension, and hiring an attorney as soon as possible will help you ensure you don’t unnecessarily lose your ability to operate a vehicle.

If you are convicted of a first offense DUI, you will face license suspension, and will have to pay a reinstatement fee after the suspension period is up. If you have other offenses on record, or if you are convicted of multiple OWI charges, license revocation is possible. If your license is revoked, you will have to win a DAAD hearing in order to get your license back. Working with a DUI attorney in Ann Arbor throughout your case will help you ensure you are set up for success later on in your case.

Our Approach to DUI Charges in Michigan

At Grabel & Associates, we believe every person is innocent until proven guilty. Our team of lawyers will aggressively defend you both inside and outside the courtroom, and will challenge probable cause for arrest, unlawful search and seizure, chain of custody, blood and breath test results, or field sobriety test observations, which could help you achieve a beneficial case result.

Contact our 24/7 Drunk Driving Defense Law Firm

As soon as you can, call 1-800-342-7896 for a free, no obligation free consultation. Speak with experienced trial lawyer Scott Grabel by phone or contact us online and learn more about Michigan DUI laws and drunk driving defense. We are available 24/7 to protect you from OWI conviction in MI.

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