DUI Case Time Limits


After you are charged with driving while intoxicated in Michigan, you will face a complex and fast moving criminal justice process. Our DUI attorneys can help you understand the case time limits of your DUI case. 

Contact a Michigan DUI Lawyer Immediately

Immediately after you have been arrested for operating while under the influence of alcohol, you need to contact an experienced lawyer who can launch a comprehensive investigation of your unique case details in order to protect you from wrongful conviction. Grabel & Associates will fight to help you beat your OWI charge or obtain the most beneficial sentencing option as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have experience working in thousands of past criminal cases, and fully understand the procedures and legal issues affecting your case.

Operating While Intoxicated Case Time in MI

Michigan law places case time limits on DUI cases, and these time limits can be utilized to your advantage in order to ensure you receive a swift and fair trial. Without a competent attorney, however, these limits make it easy to fall behind in your case, giving the prosecution an advantage. Grabel & Associates will direct you through every stage of your drunk driving case and protect your constitutional rights while helping you achieve your legal goals. You need a lawyer if you want to avoid unnecessary jail time, fines, and other penalties, and our aggressive criminal defense team has established a reputation as one of Michigan’s best law firms. Don't jeopardize your results by waiting to hire an attorney; the best possible case result is available to you if you act now. Call Grabel & Associates or contact us online to immediately begin working to beat OWI charges in any of Michigan’s 83 counties.

Swift and Sure Trial in Michigan for OWI Charge

In the state of Michigan, you have the right to complete your case proceedings within 180 days; however, this rule is not always acknowledged unless you are waiting in jail for a hearing. Another rule in the state gives you the right to have your DUI case arraigned within 14 days of arrest, while the time before trial should be 35 days, and the fully resolved case should be completed within 77 days. Additional rules coming from Administrative Order 2003-7 state that 90% of misdemeanor cases should be completed within 63 days, and 98% within 91 days. For felony DUI cases, the courts should begin preliminary examination within 2 weeks (14 days). These guidelines are not strictly adhered to, though some judges will comply with these time limits.

Time Limit to Resolve Drunk Driving Cases in Michigan

According to a court statute that went into effect in 2006, all drunk driving cases must be resolved within 91 days. This rule was later amended to allow 126 days for decision by either a guilty plea, or a court decision. These strict limits make it even more crucial to hire a lawyer as soon as possible, as you will be pressed for time to build a comprehensive defense strategy and collect all the necessary information to beat your DUI charge. The investigative process can eat up over half of the time allotted to an OWI case, and working with one of Michigan’s best attorneys will ensure your valuable time is not wasted. Contact us now to begin fighting against conviction after an intoxication charge in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing and throughout Michigan.

Our Approach to DUI Case Time Limits

At Grabel & Associates, we help clients who are facing time limits in drunk driving cases. In a DUI case, defendants must wait until all evidence is obtained and analyzed before determining the best course of action. Our attorneys will conduct a swift and thorough investigation and determine if your rights were violated, or if charges were a result of faulty blood or breath testing. Contact an attorney as soon as possible so that you have time to properly fight the accusations you are facing.

Our attorneys will work to build an individualized criminal defense strategy that challenges shaky evidence that police and prosecutors may try to use against you. Often, cases are rushed so that you don’t have time to gain an edge on the prosecution, which is why we are committed to being available 24/7 for anyone facing an alcohol or drug related charge. You need a lawyer who is always there for you to answer any questions you may have about your case, especially in a time sensitive fight against DUI conviction.

DUI case time limits are at times unconstitutional, and infringe on your right to a fair trial. Work with one of the top OWI defense attorneys in the state, and be confident that your interests are fully protected throughout a drunk driving investigation and trial. Our aggressive and dynamic defense has been effective in even the most complex alcohol intoxication cases, and we will not rest until you achieve the most beneficial result in your case.

Contact Scott Grabel to Beat a DUI Charge in Michigan

Drunk driving cases are very complex and can move very fast, especially without the help of a lawyer. Call us toll free at 1-800-342-7896 to obtain a premier criminal defense lawyer for your case. You can also contact us online, and set up a free consultation with experienced trial attorney Scott Grabel. Act fast to secure the best representation for your intoxicated driving case. We are ready to begin fighting for your freedom right now in any court statewide.