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DUI Sentencing

If you plead guilty in a criminal DUI case, or are found guilty of driving drunk by either a judge or jury decision, you will face sentencing which could include jail, fines, and other harsh restrictions on your freedom. Fortunately, it is never too late to hire the best possible Michigan DUI lawyer, and our team is ready to defend you in any stage of your OWI case. We have defended clients in investigative, trial, sentencing, and post-conviction stages of drunk driving cases, and will work together with you to determine the most beneficial outcome for your specific case.

Michigan Sentencing for Drunk Driving Cases

After a DUI conviction, you will be referred for an interview with the probation branch of the court. Your criminal history will be examined, along with other aspects of your life including your family background, education history, and past jobs you have held. You then will fill out a written exam, which investigates the probability of drug or alcohol addiction and helps the court decide if a substance abuse program would benefit you. Our Michigan attorneys can help you prepare for your interview, exam, and sentencing, helping you understand your best legal strategy that will produce the most advantageous outcome. You will prepare a statement for the judge at your sentencing hearing, which can be crucial in your fight to avoid jail, fines, and other penalties. Work with our firm and know that you have done everything possible to prepare for sentencing after a drunk driving conviction in Detroit, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor or anywhere else statewide.

Criminal Penalties for Drunk Driving

When you drive with a blood alcohol content over 0.08%, you can face criminal drunk driving conviction and sentencing. A first offense OWI conviction can result in up to 93 days in jail, up to 360 hours of community service, driver’s license suspension, driver responsibility fees, and other penalties. 

If your blood alcohol content was over 0.17%, you could face up to 180 days in jail, increased fines, driver’s license suspension for up to a year and more. A second DUI conviction will result in increased criminal penalties, and a third conviction could result in felony DUI charges and even more serious punishment in Michigan. Our attorneys have experience representing clients in DUI, OWI, OUIL, OWVI, and all other intoxicated driving cases. Contact us now if you are facing sentencing for driving while intoxicated by alcohol and fight back against unnecessarily harsh punishment.

Faults by the Police and Prosecutors in Michigan DUI Cases 

Driving while intoxicated is a serious charge, and Michigan law cracks down on people who drive after drinking alcohol. Some drunk drivers, however, are convicted after driving when their ability to operate a motor vehicle was not affected, while others face charges that have been escalated by aggressive police and prosecutors or faulty blood, breathalyzer, or field sobriety test results. 

Our Approach to Drunk Driving Charges

Our firm fights back against police and prosecutor mistakes, and our defense team will work to get you back on the road as soon as possible while minimizing the criminal punishment you face for your conviction. We will look at sentencing options, substance abuse programs, and other strategies that could keep you away from jail or fines, and our comprehensive assessment of your case will help you understand exactly what your options are before you face a sentencing hearing.

OWI Attorney Representing Clients Facing Sentencing Throughout Michigan

Scott Grabel & Associates understands that you need an individualized criminal defense strategy aimed at achieving your personal legal goals. Work with our experienced team and continue your fight for justice beyond conviction. We are available right now to defend you in any court statewide no matter what drunk driving charges you face.

When your Operating While Intoxicated case reaches the sentencing stage, you need a determined OWI lawyer on your side to help you achieve the best possible result. Michigan driving while under the influence of alcohol charges are very serious. The penalties for even a first offense OWI could be devastating. Contact Grabel & Associates now for aggressive OWI defense in any of Michigan’s 83 counties. Our lawyers work alongside drunk driving clients in even the most complex cases, and we have proven that it is never too late to fight for a great outcome in your criminal case. Without a lawyer, you could face jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension or revocation, forfeiture of assets, and more. Our legal team will protect you from aggressive prosecuting attorneys and judges while they guide you through the Michigan drunk driving sentencing process.

Under the direction of trial attorney Scott Grabel, the firm has established a reputation as one of Michigan’s best criminal defense teams. Our lawyers combine for over 100 years of legal experience and have spent over a decade defending clients in DUI, OUI, OWI, DWI, and OUIL cases. Our attorneys will utilize the most effective tactics to help you through your DUI case and have the experience needed to accurately explain every legal issue affecting your OWI conviction. Contact our law firm immediately if you have been convicted of drunk driving and want to improve your case result.

Contact Scott Grabel - Michigan DUI Sentencing Lawyer

Call our law firm at 1-800-342-7896 now for a free consultation with an experienced case analyst. We are available by phone or online to discuss your case and begin fighting to earn you a great result. You can even set up a free consultation with founding attorney Scott Grabel. Call or contact us online now to fight back against harsh drunk driving sentences in Michigan.

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.