Kalamazoo OUIL Lawyer
Operating under the influence of liquor is covered under statewide drunk driving law, and like OWI and high BAC offenses, can lead to serious criminal penalties. If you or your loved one has been pulled over for suspected drunk driving, or charged with OUIL in Kalamazoo, contact Grabel & Associates now and learn more about the steps you can take to protect yourself as police and prosecutors attempt to build a case against you. Our talented attorneys know what needs to be done if you want to achieve a great case result, and are prepared to put in the time and effort that it takes to win in drunk driving cases. Whatever the details of your case, our attorneys are available right away to start directing your next steps, so don’t wait to get in touch with a member of our Kalamazoo DUI defense team. Call our 24/7 hotline now at 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm via our contact form if you can’t reach a phone. Let our OUIL defense lawyers begin advising you on the differences between drunk driving charges such as OWI and DUI and OUIL, and directing you through what you need to say and do if you want to avoid wrongful conviction and a potentially harsh criminal sentence.
Our talented attorneys are recognized for their work in drunk driving cases, and since the founding of our firm over 15 years ago, have been delivering top-level representation to clients statewide after OUIL and OWI allegations. Under the direction of founding attorney Scott Grabel, our team will deliver comprehensive and individualized criminal defense throughout every stage of your case. We know that results speak for themselves, and can tell you more about our firm than anything we could possibly say, which is why we proudly display our proven results, which show that we know how to win in both misdemeanor and felony cases. Additionally, our past clients testimonials show how our dedication to providing excellent service pays off, and can give you a glimpse into the difference our attorneys will make in every aspect of your case.
As soon as you are pulled over for OUIL, or if you have already been arrested, contact the Kalamazoo drunk driving defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates. We are available 24/7 so that you never need to proceed without a talented legal representative on your side, so contact us now and let us begin protecting you.
What is OUIL?
Under state drunk driving laws, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The legislation defines intoxicated a number of ways. First, if a person is under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance, he or she can be charged with drunk driving. Additionally, if a person is caught driving with a bodily alcohol content over the legal limit, or 0.08% or more, he or she can face drunk driving conviction. The first definition, operating under the influence of liquor, is usually referred to as OUIL, while operating a vehicle while intoxicated, as measure by BAC, is usually referred to as OWI, though in some cases both subsections apply.
Penalties for OUIL in Kalamazoo
Operating under the influence of liquor, or OUIL, is punishable by up to 93 days behind bars, a $500 fine, and up to 360 hours of community service, along with license suspension and other penalties, for a first offense. Repeat OUIL offenders could face up to a year behind bars, and a fine of up to $1,000, along with additional penalties, while those convicted of a third OUIL offense could be sentenced to up to 5 years behind bars, a $5,000 fine, and a felony record.
Always take action right away to fight back against the potentially life-changing penalties that can result if convicted of OUIL/OWI/DUI. Our lawyers are available now to begin fighting to protect you.
Operating Under the Influence of Liquor Defense
The trial lawyers at Grabel & Associates know what you need to do to protect yourself, and will help you utilize your rights to your advantage while challenging the evidence presented by police and the prosecution. We know that you need a lawyer who cares about your future, and who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect you as you work through the specific issues involved in your situation. Let our experienced team begin guiding you through the next steps you need to take right now, call or contact us online to begin.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Kalamazoo OUIL Defense
Learn more about drunk driving laws and how you can beat an OUIL charge now by calling 1-800-342-7896 or by contacting our firm online through the web form on this site. Our team is ready to start working with you and will stand up for your best interests throughout your case.