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First OWI Offense Attorney in Lansing

Whenever a person faced Operating While Intoxicated charges, it is critical that their case is taken extremely seriously, and handled by an experienced defense attorney. If convicted of OWI, even a first offense, the penalties you could be sentenced to are extremely harsh and possibly life changing, and only by hiring the best available attorney can you be sure you have done all you can to protect your freedom and future. Although drunk driving charges are very common, they are still extremely serious and the courts rarely look upon offenders favorably. You will need to develop a comprehensive defense strategic founded on unshakeable arguments if you are going to achieve a beneficial case outcome. Our aggressive DUI defense lawyers in Lansing know what it takes to win a OWI first offense cases, and we are available now to begin applying our proven defense tactics to your unique case.

Defense Lawyer for Misdemeanor DUI in Lansing, MI

At Grabel & Associates, we have learned how to effectively defend OWI clients by working extensively in the field of drunk driving defense. For over a decade, our team has represented clients in misdemeanor and felony DUI cases and helped Michigan’s accused achieve lessened sentences, reduced charges, case dismissals, and court victories. Our lawyers know what it takes to win and are prepared to take every step necessary to guide you to the best possible case result. Under the direction of experienced trial lawyer Scott Grabel, we will fight to protect your rights and defend your freedom while police and prosecutors actively work to put you behind bars, subject you to harsh fines, and take away your ability to drive.

1st Offense OWI Charge Lansing, MI

Operating While Intoxicated charges result when a person drives in any area open to the public while under the influence of alcohol. If a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is over 0.08%, they can be legally assumed to be impaired, regardless of any other specifics of the case, though this evidence can be challenged in many cases. Even if your BAC is below the legal limit of 0.08%, you may still face drunk driving related charges, such as Operating While Visibly Impaired.

If you hold a commercial driver’s license, you are not legally permitted to drive with a BAC over 0.04%, even if you are not working at the time. For drivers under the age of 21, any bodily alcohol level is against the law, and a BAC reading over 0.02% could likely lead to criminal penalties. A high BAC of over 0.17% can result in Super Drunk DUI charges, which can carry enhanced penalties, even in a first offense case.

No matter what the specifics of your case, it is critical to get in touch with an experienced attorney right away. Fight back against the damaging penalties which could result if you are convicted of a DUI in Lansing with Grabel & Associates. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you and guiding you towards an exceptional result.

Criminal Penalties for OWI 1st Offense in MI

If convicted of a first offense DUI charge, you could face the following penalties:

  • Jail time of up to 93 days.
  • As much as $500 in fines.
  • Court ordered costs, DUI classes, and mandatory meetings.
  • 6 month driver’s license suspension.
  • Driver’s license reinstatement fees.
  • IID installation.
  • Criminal record.

If certain other circumstances exist in your case, you could face even harsher potential punishment. Cases involving property damage, injury or death, or children in the vehicle, can greatly enhance the jail time, fines, and other penalties you could face.

Our Approach to OWI Defense in Lansing

At Grabel & Associates, we know how important it is to have someone on your side who values your freedom and truly believes you to be innocent unless proven guilty. We will do whatever we can to help you fight back against criminal conviction and our proven results demonstrate how effective our aggressive tactics have been in past Michigan DUI cases. Contact our team right away and begin your fight for justice, we are always available to speak with clients statewide.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 DUI Defense in Lansing

To speak with a Michigan criminal defense attorney about your first offense OWI case, contact Scott Grabel or another member of our experienced team by calling 1-800-342-7896 or contacting our firm online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you with a free initial case consultation and help you begin the process of defending your rights and freedom.

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.