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Beat a DUI Charge in Michigan

If you have been pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol in Michigan, you will not necessarily be convicted of drunk driving and forced to submit to penalties and restrictions on your freedom. Our lawyers understand the legal tactics that will be effective in fighting drunk driving charges. Our Michigan DUI defense attorneys will aggressively defend you in any stage of your case, and will utilize every possible strategy to have your charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced.

Beat DUI Charges in Michigan

If you are pulled over for drunk driving in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit or anywhere else in the state, contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Police and prosecutors will be working to build a case against you, and have a heavy burden of proof in proving you were operating a vehicle while intoxicated. A talented DUI defense lawyer can help you protect your constitutional rights and uncover the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case that will give you an advantage in your case. Contact Grabel & Associates and let our criminal defense attorneys guide you through your OWI case.

Beat a DUI in Michigan With an Experienced Defense Lawyer

Our attorneys have the experience necessary to achieve an impressive result in your DUI case, and will not rest until you earn the outcome you want. We know that the field tests used to determine sobriety are unreliable, and that many people cannot be properly evaluated by these tests. We work to expose false breath test and blood test results, and will determine if police improperly administered the test or failed to follow proper procedure. The instruments used to determine blood alcohol content must be properly calibrated and operated, and can still malfunction without warning. Also, if you are not informed of your rights, or an officer violates your rights at any time, you could have your charges dropped.

We understand that every case is different, and will determine the best approach to take to beat your drunk driving charges. However, there are common weaknesses in DUI cases that can give you an edge over the prosecution. These common mistakes include:

  • Anonymous false report of DUI
  • Illegal stop of a person or vehicle
  • Improperly conducted field sobriety testing
  • Unlicensed or improperly trained breath test operator
  • Improperly calibrated breath test equipment and breathalyzer machine malfunctions
  • Faulty police station blood test or hospital blood test, or failure to account for post-driving alcohol absorption
  • Misleading statements by police officers
  • Contradictory arrest or booking room videos
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • False police testimony

Additionally, police must have probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving, and without specific reason for your arrest, you cannot be charged. Our drunk driving attorneys will carefully look at every detail of your case in order to determine if your arrest was lawful. Police must also prove you were operating a motor vehicle on public property, and that you were under the influence of alcohol while in control of the vehicle. Contact a lawyer now to begin looking into every aspect of your Michigan DUI case and fighting against criminal punishment.

Avoid Jail for DUI Charge in Michigan

According to the Michigan Penal Code, you could face up to 93 days in jail for your first DUI conviction, along with license suspension, points on your driver’s license, fines, and driver responsibility fees. You could also lose your vehicle or be forced to install an ignition interlock device. A second DUI misdemeanor conviction can result in additional jail time, fines, and a longer license suspension. If you are convicted of a third offense, you could face felony drunk driving charges and extremely serious criminal punishment. Grabel & Associates will help you fight against these damaging penalties and the harm a conviction could do to your reputation.

Our Approach to Beating Michigan DUI, OWI, and OUIL Charges

We know the stress a criminal DUI charge can put on you, and we will work to protect your rights and fight to ensure your freedom in order to ease your concerns. The only criminal defense strategy that will work in your DUI case is a comprehensive, individualized approach tailored to the details of your specific case, and our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your DUI arrest and charges while continuously consulting with you. We will inform you of every legal option available to you and guide you to the best possible result. Our DUI defense team combines for over 100 years of legal experience, and knowledge gained from thousands of past cases will be directly applied to your case and evident in your result.

We can defend your case at any stage, whether we expose mistakes made by police during arrest or blood alcohol content testing, defend you at trial and capitalize on procedural errors made by the prosecution, or work to have your license reinstated after a drunk driving conviction. It is never too late to improve your criminal case result, and our lawyers will objectively defend you at any stage of the process. Obtaining the best Michigan DUI defense lawyer is crucial to your result, so don’t hesitate – contact Grabel & Associates now.

Free Legal Consultation for Drunk Driving Charges

If you or a loved one is facing a DUI, OWI, OUIL, or any other vehicle related charge in the state of Michigan, Grabel & Associates is here to help. We are available 24/7 at our toll-free number, 1-800-342-7896 for a free initial consultation. You can also contact us to set up a free consultation with DUI lawyer Scott Grabel, who has been defending cases like yours for over a decade. Work with a premier Michigan law firm and beat drunk driving charges. Don’t speak to police or prosecuting attorneys before contacting us; we are available immediately to begin building a customized criminal defense strategy. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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.