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High Blood Alcohol Content 1st Offense

The charges for Operating While Intoxicated can result in serious criminal penalties, but the state of Michigan imposes even more severe punishment on offenders who drive with a high blood alcohol content, even for a first offense. 

Contact Grabel & Associates now if you have been accused of super drunk driving in Michigan, and defend yourself against a high blood alcohol content (BAC) conviction. Our criminal defense lawyers will work with you to protect your rights and fight for a great case outcome. We understand what it takes to achieve an acquittal, case dismissal, or reduced charge and will utilize dynamic legal strategies to help you in your OWI case.

Michigan Attorney Defending Clients Accused of Super Drunk Driving

At Grabel & Associates, our drunk driving defense lawyers have gained experience in a wide variety of DUI and OWI cases, including super drunk high BAC cases. If you drive with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit in Michigan, enhanced penalties could affect you if convicted. 

Increased jail time, fines, and additional penalties could drastically affect your life, and working with a skilled drunk driving defense lawyer will help you challenge the charges you are facing. Drunk driving cases are complex, and we will do everything possible to assist you throughout investigation and potential trial, always keeping your best interests in mind. Contact our DUI and OWI defense attorneys now and fight back against police and prosecutors in your high BAC Operating While Intoxicated case.

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Over 0.17 

In the state of Michigan, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in any area open to the general public while you are intoxicated by alcohol. For regular drivers over the age of 21, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08%, and violation of this law can result in OWI charges and serious criminal penalties. If you drive with a BAC over 0.17%, however, you will face substantially greater punishment even for a first offense. Under these super drunk restrictions, additional jail time and fines can occur for a primary offense, and the likelihood of receiving maximum punishment drastically increases. Contact Grabel & Associates now for a free initial consultation, and learn how a high BAC accusation could affect your OWI case.

No matter what the details of your Operating While Intoxicated case, you need to hire a drunk driving defense attorney who can protect your rights and guide you to a beneficial case outcome. While any DUI charge requires a capable team of lawyers, a high BAC DUI especially calls for talented attorneys who can defend against wrongful conviction and excessive penalties. Our attorneys have experience in OWI, DUI, DWI, OUIL, OWVI, OWPD, and other intoxicated driving cases, and have successfully defended clients in cases statewide. Don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer, as the early stages of your case are crucial to your result; Grabel & Associates is available now to help you fight conviction.

Criminal Penalties for Super Drunk DUI in Michigan

If you are convicted of a 1st offense high BAC OWI charge, you will face significant penalties. Rather than a 93 day maximum jail sentence, you could face 180 days in jail, along with an increased fine of between $200 and $700. In addition, you will face a 1-year license suspension, up to 360 hours of community service, vehicle immobilization, 6 points on your driver’s license, and more. The court could also order mandatory self-help group attendance or other alcohol addiction treatment, and you may have to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle and cover the associated costs in order to drive again.

Our Approach to Michigan's Super Drunk Law

While an OWI charge can already be life changing, additional expenses, extended jail time, and the loss of your driving privileges could make it hard to work, attend classes, or do other activities you may take for granted. Our attorneys understand the problems associated with blood alcohol content testing, including blood and breath chemical tests, and will challenge the results of the examinations if the operators were inadequately trained, machines improperly calibrated, or if the chain of custody cannot be verified. We also know that blood alcohol content rises, and while you may have registered over 0.17% in a police office, you were not necessarily driving with this high blood alcohol content.

Our drunk driving defense lawyers will investigate every detail of your case, and work to develop a comprehensive criminal defense strategy aimed at helping you achieve your legal goals. Contact Grabel & Associates now to defend against high BAC conviction, and protect your freedom with our team of top-tier defense attorneys.

Contact Scott Grabel for Drunk Driving Defense 24/7

Call 1-800-342-7896 now for a free initial case consultation, or contact us online. Ask to speak to founding attorney Scott Grabel, and set up a free consultation that will immediately help you in your DUI case. A 1st offense high BAC charge can be stressful, and our Michigan lawyers will do everything possible to help you achieve a great case result. We have established a reputation as a top defense firm, and will utilize our extensive experience in OWI cases to benefit you in your fight for justice.

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.