Kalamazoo DUI Penalties

If convicted of a drunk driving related offense, the penalties you could face are extremely serious. Grabel & Associates knows what it takes to protect clients against DUI penalties in Kalamazoo, and will do everything possible to get you the best available result in your case. If you or your loved one has been pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol, call our 24/7 hotline now and begin working with an experienced DUI attorney in Kalamazoo who can guide you through what to say and do to protect yourself. Don’t let the life-changing penalties caused by a DUI conviction determine the course of your life – fight back with Grabel & Associates on your side and work to avoid jail time, fines, license suspension, and other serious punishment.

Our lawyers have experience fighting for clients who are accused of a variety of serious offenses, and we are ready right now to start advising you in your unique case. If you have been accused of any of the following, read on to learn more about the penalties that could potentially be on the line, and contact our firm right away to start fighting for your freedom. We represent clients in cases involving:

For other drunk driving related offenses, contact our lawyers now and learn more about the charges you are facing and how our team may be able to help you as you battle back against police and prosecutors and seek justice in your case. Our team is available 24/7 by phone and online to protect you or your loved one against DUI penalties in Kalamazoo, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to defend you as you progress through an investigation and face the possibility of a trial.

Experienced Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer in Kalamazoo

Trial attorney Scott Grabel has been working with clients in DUI/OWI cases for over 15 years, and knows what it takes to win in misdemeanor and felony cases. The penalties for drunk driving are very serious, and you should never take your case lightly, even if you are positive that you have done nothing wrong. Get in touch with a lawyer who can protect you throughout your case, and make sure you get the best possible outcome after DUI allegations.

OWI Penalties in Kalamazoo

If you are convicted of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or with a BAC over 0.08%, you could face the following penalties:

  • For a first offense, up to 93 days behind bars, license suspension, potential community service, a $500 fine, and a misdemeanor record.
  • For a second offense, up to a year in prison, possible community service, license suspension or revocation, a $1,000 fine, and a misdemeanor record.
  • For a third offense, up to five years behind bars, license revocation, potential community service, a $5,000 fine, and a felony record.

With any OWI case, additional penalties such as points on your license, vehicle immobilization or forfeiture, and mandatory DUI classes could also result.

Zero Tolerance and Super Drunk DUI Penalties

If you are under the age of 21 and are convicted of driving with any bodily alcohol content, yet your BAC is below the 0.08% legal limit for regular OWI charges, you could face a zero tolerance DUI conviction. The penalties for under 21 drunk driving include up to 360 hours of community service, a fine of up to $250, and the possibility of enhanced penalties in the future if a repeat offense occurs.

If a person drives with a super high BAC, which is considered to be anything more than double the legal limit (0.17% or more), enhanced penalties can result. Super drunk DUI can lead to up to 180 days behind bars for a first offense, along with up to $700 in fines, a lengthier license suspension or revocation, and installation of an ignition interlock device upon reinstatement of the offender’s license. For repeat offenses, these penalties may be greatly increased.

DUI Child Endangerment Penalties

If convicted of drunk driving while a child under the age of 16 is in the vehicle, up to a year behind bars and a $1,000 fine will be on the line for a first offense, along with other drunk driving penalties commonly included in OWI sentences. If convicted of a second DUI child endangerment offense, felony conviction can result with up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine on the line.

DUI Causing Serious Injury or Death Penalties

Drunk driving causing death can result in up to 15 years behind bars and a fine of up to $10,000, along with a felony record, for a first offense. If driving with a super high BAC, or if the driver causes the death of a police officer or other emergency personnel, up to 20 years behind bars could be on the line.

If serious impairment of a body function of another person occurs, but not death, up to 5 years behind bars and a $5,000 fine could be on the line for a first offense. Repeat offenses and extenuating circumstances could increase these penalties.

Our Approach to Kalamazoo DUI Penalty Defense

You can find out more about the maximum and minimum penalties you may be up against by reading through OWI/DUI law, though our attorneys are available 24/7 to begin advising you as well. Our trial lawyers know how much is on the line and will treat your case as if it were our own. Don’t wait to begin receiving individualized defense, our DUI defense team is available right now.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 DUI Defense

To get in touch with a member of our OWI/DUI defense team, call us toll free at 1-800-342-7896. You can also contact a defense lawyer online now through this website, so there is no reason to wait to begin protecting yourself. Fight back against drunk driving penalties in Kalamazoo with Grabel & Associates starting right now.