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Detroit OWI Overview

Operating While Intoxicated is an extremely serious charge in Michigan, and anyone who has been accused of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol should contact an experienced lawyer right away. As soon as you are investigated for DUI or charged with drunk driving, police and prosecutors will have already begun building a case against you, and you need to get in touch with a Detroit DUI defense attorney who can help you protect your rights and fight back against potential conviction. Our firm knows what it takes to achieve outstanding results in tough OWI cases and is ready now to begin working with you to defend your freedom.

OWI Attorney in Detroit, MI for Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Grabel & Associates is recognized as a leader in Detroit criminal defense and for over 10 years, we have cemented our reputation as one of the state’s top firms by helping clients get the best possible results after OWI accusations. Our talented attorneys work to develop aggressive criminal defense strategies to help clients throughout every stage of the justice process, and are available 24/7 to begin applying our proven tactics to your unique case.

Don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer, as the beginning stages of an OWI case are often critical. Most police mistakes occur early on during investigation or arrest, and having a lawyer on your side to protect your rights and expose police and prosecutor errors could be critically important. We know how time sensitive Detroit OWI cases can be which is why we are always available for anyone faced with serious drunk driving accusations. Contact our firm now for a free initial case consultation and work towards a favorable outcome.

What is an OWI in Michigan?

If you drive while impaired by alcohol, you can be convicted of Operating While Intoxicated in Michigan. While it is possible for police to determine you are intoxicated based off of traffic violations, field tests, and other observations, blood alcohol content levels determined through chemical testing supplement most OWI cases. You are legally impaired in Detroit if you drive with a BAC level over 0.08%, unless you are driving on a commercial license or driving while under the age of 21. Commercial driver’s license holders are limited to a BAC of 0.04%, while persons under the age of 21 are limited to a BAC of 0.02%, under Michigan’s Zero Tolerance law.

If you are accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol, it is essential that you do all you can to fight back against the serious potential penalties that could result.

Detroit OWI Penalties – Misdemeanor and Felony Drunk Driving

If convicted of Operating While Intoxicated, you could face extremely harsh potential punishment. The sentences that could result in misdemeanor and felony cases are as follows:

  • First Offense: Misdemeanor conviction, up to 93 days in prison, a fine of up to $500, license suspension (up to 6 months).
  • Second Offense (within 7 years): Misdemeanor conviction, 5 days to 1 year in prison, a fine of between $200 and $1,000, license revocation for one year or more, ignition interlock installation.
  • Third Offense: Felony conviction, up to 5 years in prison, possible fine of up to $5,000, license revocation (minimum 1 year to indefinite), IID installation.

Contact Grabel & Associates for a free initial case consultation and begin your fight against DUI conviction in Detroit. Our team is available now to begin working with you to fight back against criminal conviction and the life-changing effects that an OWI conviction could have.

Our Approach to Detroit Operating While Intoxicated Defense

With Grabel & Associates on your side, you will benefit from years of defense experience and the most effective, aggressive legal strategies throughout investigation, bargaining, and potential trial. We know what it takes to win and have proven our abilities in countless past cases in the Detroit area and statewide. Our proven results demonstrate why we are recognized as one of the best in the state for Michigan drunk driving defense, and our client testimonials demonstrate how satisfied our clients have been with the defense provided by our skilled attorneys. We are dedicated to providing top level, individualized defense strategies in every case and will do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible case result in your situation.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 OWI Defense

Contact our firm now by phone tolls free at 1-800-342-7896 or online via the contact page. A member of our qualified team will immediately provide you with a free initial case consultation and begin working with you to protect against wrongful conviction and excessive penalties. Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney now and begin fighting for justice.

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.