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DUI/OWI Charges Attorney in Ann Arbor

Although among the more common criminal charges faced, drunk driving accusations are also among the most serious. It is critical to begin fighting back against harmful OWI accusations as soon as you can, and this starts by hiring an experienced Ann Arbor DUI defense lawyer. To get the best possible result in your DUI case, it’s crucial to choose a lawyer who not only has experience dealing with operating while intoxicated cases, but with Ann Arbor courts, judges, and prosecutors.

Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers Ann Arbor

Our team is very experienced in Michigan DUI law, and we have been active in Ann Arbor and statewide for over a decade, working to develop the skills necessary to help clients fight back against wrongful conviction, and excessive criminal penalties. We are dedicated to protecting you from jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension, a criminal record, and other serious punishment, and we will do all we can to protect you throughout every stage of your case.

Though the specifics of your legal situation will greatly determine the charges and penalties you will face, our lawyers have vast experience in cases involving all types of DUI charges, including OWI, OWVI, OUIL, DWI, and more. Our talented legal team has the skills needed to help you obtain a favorable case outcome, and we are available 24/7 to begin fighting for your freedom.

Michigan OWI Laws - Section 257.625 of the Vehicle Code

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle on a highway, in a parking lot, or in any other place generally accessible to the general public, while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Intoxication can be determined by blood alcohol content, for which the legal limit in Michigan is 0.08%. A BAC of over 0.17% can qualify a person for Super Drunk DUI charges, which are more serious than normal drunk driving charges.

Extreme circumstances, including injury or death resulting from a DUI, or the presence of a child in the vehicle during the commission of an OWI, can lead to additional or enhanced criminal charges. Contact Grabel & Associates to find more about how your unique case could be affected by Michigan law and Ann Arbor drunk driving case procedures.

What Are the Penalties If I Am Convicted of Operating While Intoxicated?

In addition to the specific details of your case, your criminal record will play a big role in determining what type of a sentence you will face. If it is your first OWI offense in Ann Arbor, you could face up to 93 days in prison, a fine of as much as $500, a criminal record, driver’s license suspension for up to 6 months, and possible ignition interlock installation. If it is your second offense, you could face up to a year behind bars, along with double the fines and license suspension period. If you already have two offenses on record, you could face between 30 days and one year in prison, a fine of up to $1,000, a minimum 1 year license revocation, and ignition interlock installation.

At Grabel & Associates, we are available 24/7 to begin protecting clients from potentially life-changing punishments, and we recognize how important your freedom and driving privileges are. Let our Ann Arbor OWI defense lawyers fight to protect your rights and find problems in the prosecution’s case that could lead to a better case outcome.

Our Approach to OWI Defense in Michigan

Our commitment to providing comprehensive defense to clients statewide who are facing drunk driving accusations is evidenced in our proven case results, and our client testimonials also attest to our skill in even the toughest of Michigan OWI cases. Our lawyers take every case on an individual basis and apply proven strategies to the unique details of your legal situation after conducting a thorough investigation of every aspect of your case. We know what to look for in order to help you create doubt in the minds of the jury or of a judge, and will uncover the errors in police investigation, arrest, chemical testing, or evidence chain of command that could lead to a case dismissal, reduced charge, court victory, or other beneficial result. Our team is dedicated to always being available when clients need answers to DUI case questions, which is why we can be reached 24/7 by phone or online. Contact Scott Grabel or another member of our qualified staff and begin your fight for justice right now.

Contact Grabel & Associates Drunk Driving Defense Law Firm

Call 1-800-342-7896 and immediately be connected to an attorney who can provide you with a free initial case analysis, or contact us online and set up a free case consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will do everything in our power to protect your rights and privileges throughout your Operating While Intoxicated 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.