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Detroit OWI Offenses

If you or someone you know has been accused of an OWI offense in Detroit, you need to contact a skilled DUI defense lawyer immediately. Drunk driving convictions can result in serious, life-changing penalties such as jail time, fines, license suspension or revocation, and more, which you need to aggressively fight back against. Grabel & Associates has defended numerous clients in DUI and OWI cases in Detroit and throughout Michigan and has worked within the criminal justice system for over a decade. Scott Grabel has earned a prestigious reputation as one of Michigan’s premier defense attorneys for drunk driving cases and is willing to do whatever it takes to fight for your freedom. Contact Grabel & Associates today and receive a free initial case consultation to begin the defense process.

Grabel & Associates is dedicated to comprehensively serving our clients and we strive to protect Michigan’s accused from wrongful convictions and excessive criminal penalties. Contact the defense attorneys at Grabel & Associates to learn more about how you can obtain a favorable outcome in your case. Our skilled legal team is available 24/7 to help you start your fight to win your freedom and will do all they can to protect you throughout the judicial process.

Detroit, Michigan DUI/OWI Laws (Section 257.625)

In the state of Michigan, it is against the law for a person to operate a vehicle upon a highway or other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles when intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Michigan law defines intoxication as blood alcohol content that exceeds 0.08% for persons driving on a regular driver’s license. Super Drunk DUI charges, which result in greater penalties, are applied to any individual whose BAC exceeds 0.17%. For individuals under the age of 21, Michigan’s Zero Tolerance Law applies, requiring their BAC to be below 0.02% in order to operate a motor vehicle. Those with a commercial driver’s license must maintain a BAC below 0.04%.

Police officers in the field will conduct standard field sobriety tests, which consist of three tests that will be evaluated and may indicate an illegal BAC. The test will oftentimes be repeated under medical supervision after the initial roadside test. Grabel & Associates is familiar with Michigan DUI/OWI laws and know that many wrongful DUI/OWI accusations occur. Our Detroit defense attorneys will fight to ensure you are protected from the detrimental penalties that could result from a wrongful conviction.

DUI/OWI Criminal Penalties in Detroit, Michigan

The penalties for driving under the influence in Detroit, Michigan are severe and may have life-altering effects. The consequences vary, depending on the number of previous offenses on your record.

Possible punishments may include the following:

First OWI Offense:

  • A criminal record.
  • A $100-$500 fine.
  • A driver’s license suspension for up to 6 months.
  • A prison sentence of up to 93 days.
  • Possible ignition interlock device (IID).

Second OWI Offense:

  • A criminal record.
  • A $200-$1,000 fine.
  • A driver’s license suspension for a minimum of 1 year.
  • A prison sentence ranging from 5 days - 1 year.
  • IID Installation.

Third OWI Offense:

  • A criminal record.
  • A $200-$1,000 fine.
  • A driver’s license suspension for a minimum of 1 year.
  • A prison sentence ranging from 30 days – 1 year.
  • IID Installation.

For more information regarding possible DUI/OWI penalties and how they could affect your unique case, contact Grabel & Associates today. Our highly trained defense staff is ready to speak with you and start you on the path towards a positive outcome in your case.

Our Approach to Detroit DUI/OWI Defense Cases

The team at Grabel & Associates is committed to protecting your rights and will develop a customized legal approach based on the details of your unique case. Our skilled defense attorneys know that you deserve the undivided attention of a top-level attorney and will commit as much time as necessary to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Our clients can attest to the effectiveness of our proven strategies and our careful attention to detail that will lead you to the best possible outcome. We know how to highlight errors in police investigation and the arrest process that may result in reduced charges, court victory, or even a case dismissal. If you need a talented defense team that is available 24/7, contact Scott Grabel or another qualified member of our qualified team to begin your fight for justice.

Contact Grabel & Associates Today for DUI/OWI Defense in Detroit, Michigan

Call 1-800-342-7896 to speak with an experienced defense attorney at Grabel & Associates. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to discuss your case and provide a free case analysis. If you have been charged with a DUI/OWI, contact us now to start constructing a winning defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

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.