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First OWI Attorney in Detroit

When you face a DUI for the first time, it can be extremely stressful, especially with so much at stake. Working with an attorney who is dedicated to defending your best interests is the best first step to take after serious DUI accusations, which is why our Detroit DUI attorneys are available 24/7 to begin working with you. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help you fight back against misdemeanor OWI conviction and the potentially life-changing penalties you could be facing, which may include:

  • Driver’s License Suspension
  • Jail Time
  • Fines and Fees
  • A Criminal Record
  • Ignition Interlock Installation

Under the direction of experienced trial attorney Scott Grabel, the team at Grabel & Associates has been striving to guide clients to exceptional case outcomes for over 10 years. Our Detroit criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge and experience needed to direct you through the steps you need to take in order to achieve a favorable case outcome, and are available 24/7 to begin working with you in any stage of the criminal justice process.

Top OWI Defense Firms in Detroit – Grabel & Associates Misdemeanor Drunk Driving

Contact our team now and fight back against first offense OWI conviction in Detroit. Our Michigan criminal defense team is ready to answer your legal questions and provide you with extremely valuable advice concerning the battle for justice you are about to begin. Our firm is available 24/7 for anyone in Michigan in need of top-level DUI defense and can provide you with a free initial case consultation as soon as you call or contact us online.

OWI First Offense Charges in Michigan

Anyone caught operating a motor vehicle in any area open to the public while under the influence of alcohol can be convicted of OWI, which can lead to extremely serious criminal penalties. Alcohol intoxication is usually determined using a person’s blood alcohol content, or BAC, which must be below the legal limit of 0.08% for persons on regular Michigan driver’s licenses. Anyone under the age of 21 is barred from operating a vehicle with any bodily alcohol content, usually measured as any amount over 0.02%, in accordance with Michigan’s Zero Tolerance law. Persons with a BAC of over 0.17% in Detroit can be charged with Super Drunk driving, which carries enhanced penalties. Commercial drivers can be charged with OWI if caught driving with a BAC of more than 0.04%.

No matter what the specific details of your case, it is important to be aware of the laws and legal issues that could affect you throughout every stage of the process. We know what it takes to win in even the most difficult legal situations and can help you understand what needs to be done in order to obtain an excellent case result. Contact our team now for a free consultation and fight back against serious criminal penalties.

Sentences Possible in First Offense Detroit DUI Case

If convicted of a first offense DUI in Detroit, MI, you could face:

  • Up to 93 days behind bars.
  • Fines of as much as $500, plus court costs and other fees.
  • 6-month driver’s license suspension.
  • License reinstatement costs.
  • Ignition interlock requirement.
  • Misdemeanor record.

If your alleged drunk driving causes injury, property damage, or death, or if a child is in the vehicle, you will likely face greatly enhanced punishment. Contact an attorney as soon as possible and fight back against harsh criminal punishment. We are here to stand with you and help you avoid wrongful conviction no matter what the details of your case.

Our Approach to Drunk Driving Defense – Grabel & Associates DUI Defense

Our team of experienced defense lawyers believes in your right to be viewed as innocent unless you are proven to be guilty, and we will do everything we can to help you avoid conviction and sentencing in your DUI case. Through case dismissals, reduced or dropped charges, favorable bargains, and victories in trial, our lawyers have established a reputation as a team able to get the best possible results for Detroit’s accused. We will develop a unique, strategic approach for your individual case and help you combat the distinct legal issues you are facing as a result of the details of your specific situation. Contact us now to begin your fight to protect your rights and freedom.

Call Scott Grabel for Detroit OWI Defense Representation 24/7

Call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact our firm online to speak with an attorney about the charges you or your loved one is facing. We are always available to provide you with a free initial case analysis and to begin working together towards an outstanding case result.

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.