DUI/OWI Charges 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.