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How to Beat a DUI/OWI in Ann Arbor

After a criminal accusation as serious as drunk driving, it is crucial that you begin working with an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. If you don’t beat the charges you are facing, you could be subjected to life-changing penalties, and it could take years to get your life back on track. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting Michigan’s accused and will not rest until everything has been done to help you oppose overzealous police and prosecutors who will stop at nothing to put you behind bars. Grabel & Associates is recognized as a top Ann Arbor OWI defense firm and we know what it takes to win in even the toughest situations. Our lawyers have extensive experience challenging violations of clients’ rights, evidence issues, police errors, or other holes in the prosecution’s case that- could lead to a beneficial result in your unique legal battle. Contact our 24/7 hotline now to speak with a qualified Ann Arbor DUI defense that will be able to help you understand DUI charges and how to beat a Michigan OWI.

Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys Representing Clients in Ann Arbor

Under the direction of recognized trial attorney Scott Grabel, our firm has effectively represented clients statewide for over a decade, and we will look to continue our winning tradition in your DUI case. We understand how much is at stake and will utilize proven, effective strategies to defend your rights and freedom throughout every stage of your Operating While Intoxicated case. Contact our team now to find out more about how our Ann Arbor law firm fights to protect clients statewide who are facing OWI/DUI charges and potential penalties including jail time, fines, and license suspension.

Uncovering Police Errors in DUI Cases to Beat an OWI Charge

One of the best ways to beat a drunk driving charge is to point out errors made during investigation or arrest, which could help challenge the claims made by the prosecution during trial. You may even be able to have your case dismissed if you are able to find a significant violation of your pre-trial rights or an error in the methods used to establish that you might be intoxicated.

Possible issues that could help your case during this stage may include:

  • Lack of probable cause to pull over or arrest a suspect.
  • Evidence of other reasons why driving may have been erratic, which may include weather, medical problems, or mechanical issues with a vehicle.
  • Officer forgets to read Miranda rights to suspect.

In addition, errors with field sobriety tests and blood alcohol content tests can help a suspect in a drunk driving case. Field tests are notorious for ineffective evaluation, because of unclear instructions, poor observational skills, or incorrect procedures used during a test. Evidence from these tests could be inadmissible, if it can be proven that mistakes were made during the roadside evaluation.

BAC tests are more accurate, though mistakes are still very common. If a machine is not calibrated correctly or if the operator does not follow proper procedure, the results can be incorrect. In addition, even accurate results can be misinterpreted or mishandled, especially if officers fail to consider other reasons why a machine may be getting a certain result.

Errors in OWI Investigation That Can Help You Beat a Drunk Driving Charge

If a police officer or prosecutor makes misleading statements, violates one of a suspect’s rights at any point, or fails to produce certain evidence during the pre-trial process, it may also be possible to achieve a case dismissal, reduced charge, or court victory. If you want to beat a drunk driving charge, the most important consideration is who to hire to represent you and how soon to do it. Without a top defense lawyer, you may miss out on the best possible result, and it is also critical to begin working with a lawyer right away, as the initial investigative stages of a case are extremely important.

Our Approach to OWI Defense in Ann Arbor

Our attorneys approach every case as if it were our own record on the line, and we know the courts, judges, and legal considerations that you will face in your Michigan DUI case. Our lawyers are always available to begin protecting you throughout your case and will help you develop an individualized criminal defense strategy tailored to your unique legal goals.

Contact Grabel & Associates for DUI Defense Representation

For a free case consultation, call 1-800-342-7896 now for a free initial case consultation. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you and will do all we can to help you beat a DUI/OWI charge in Michigan. You can also set up an appointment online.

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.