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Beat a DUI Charge in Detroit

When a person is faced with a drunk driving charge and the serious potential penalties that could result, his or her first question is often: how do I beat the charges I am facing? There are a variety of ways to fight back against OWI allegations, though for any case to be successful the best first step to take is hiring an experienced Detroit DUI defense attorney who can guide you through the criminal justice process. Grabel & Associates is recognized as a premier MI defense firm, and our highly acclaimed attorneys know what it takes to win in drunk driving cases statewide. Contact our team now for a free initial case consultation and begin your fight for justice.

Defense Lawyer for Operating While Intoxicated Charges in Detroit

Working with a lawyer who understands DUI law and knows the strategies that are effective in beating DUI charges in Michigan will help you greatly throughout investigation and potential trial. Without a lawyer, you could face extremely harsh penalties which may otherwise be avoidable. Some of the ways a lawyer can help you beat a Detroit OWI charge include:

  • Exposing violations of a defendant’s rights.
  • Demonstrating errors in BAC test procedures or results.
  • Investigating roadside test procedures and field sobriety test mistakes.
  • Uncovering and challenging documents and reports.
  • Plea bargaining.

Contact our Detroit firm for a free case analysis and find out how our proven strategies could help you in your unique case. We are always available for clients statewide who are facing first offense DUI/OWI charges, commercial driver’s license drunk driving cases, Zero Tolerance underage DUI allegations, or repeat offender DUI charges.

Roadside Test Errors and Beating an OWI Charge in Detroit

It is widely recognized that roadside blood alcohol level tests and field sobriety tests do not yield accurate results, yet these tests still play a critical role in many drunk driving cases. Police will use roadside testing after pulling a suspect over to establish probable cause for arrest so that they are able to bring a suspect in for further evaluation. Mistakes made during this process, however, could lead to a lack of probable cause for an officer and a favorable case outcome for the defendant.

Expose Police Mistakes in a Michigan Drunk Driving Case

If the police officer gives the suspect incorrect instructions or fails to follow procedure at any point during a roadside evaluation, it could render any evidence or cause gained inadmissible. For roadside breath tests, incorrect calibration or an expired license to operate the Breathalyzer machine could prove to be critical errors by the police. During a field sobriety test, an incorrect or confusing command, or ignorance of case-specific conditions such as a medical condition or a slanted roadside which may make it difficult to properly complete the test, could lead to the dismissal of any findings. Always consult with an attorney as soon as possible so that you can challenge every detail of your initial investigation and arrest.

Beating the BAC and Breathalyzer Test in Detroit

Incorrect calibration, failure to follow procedure, an expired operating license, or other considerations are all very important BAC test mistakes that need to be considered. Though the roadside Breathalyzer is the not admissible in court anyway, failure to establish probable cause could help you out in your case. In addition, police often support their initial findings with a secondary BAC test after arrest, usually a blood or breath test. Although these chemical tests are more accurate than roadside tests, mistakes are still regularly made, and an experienced lawyer will be able to seek out potential errors committed during this stage of the process. Failure to have proper medical supervision for a blood test, mistakes made in transferring evidence or incorrect records of where evidence was at all times, and misreading results can all lead to case dismissals or court victories if properly challenged by a knowledgeable attorney. Though it isn’t possible for you to consciously beat a BAC test, police regularly beat themselves by performing the tests incorrectly. Work with a lawyer early on so that you are ready to expose mistakes when they are made.

Rights Violations and Other Police Mistakes in Michigan DUI Cases

Other key errors, which can lead to a beneficial case result, include:

  • Failing to read a suspect his or her rights.
  • Inability to produce dispatch tapes.
  • Not disclosing witnesses.
  • Ignoring right to a swift trial.
  • Past disciplinary issues on an officer’s record.

Our lawyers will uncover every error made in your case and work to help you achieve the best possible result. Contact us right away and begin your fight to protect your freedom.

Our Approach to Detroit OWI Defense

At Grabel & Associates, we have seen numerous DUI cases in Detroit and understand how different each case can be. We are committed to thoroughly investigating the specific details of your unique case and will develop a unique approach tailored to your legal needs and goals. Our proven results demonstrate just how effective our Detroit drunk driving defense lawyers are and we look forward to applying our proven approach to your case.

Contact Grabel & Associates Now for 24/7 DUI Representation

Call 1-800-342-7896 and instantly be connected to an experienced attorney who can provide you with a free initial case consultation. We are available 24/7 by phone or online to begin working with you. Don’t hesitate; every day in a DUI case is absolutely crucial. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help you achieve the best available result.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.