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Kalamazoo OWI – 1st Offense Attorneys

Operating while intoxicated charges should never be taken lightly, and even if you are positive that you have done nothing wrong, you should begin working with an attorney right away. If you are facing drunk driving charges for the first time, it can be extremely stressful, and our attorneys are committed to doing whatever we can to alleviate the stress on you by providing comprehensive criminal defense throughout every stage of your case. From the first time you get in touch with our team, our skilled attorneys will begin doing all they can to protect you from the harsh potential penalties that will be on the line. It is critical that you act fast and utilize your rights to your advantage as police and prosecutors try to build a case against you. Don’t wait to get in touch with our team, we are available 24/7 because we know that you need a lawyer right away if you have been pulled over for drunk driving or charged with OWI. Contact our team by phone or online now to learn more about OWI 1st offense in Kalamazoo and how to defend against the serious penalties that will be on the line in your unique case.

Drunk driving defense lawyer Scott Grabel has spent over 15 years fighting for the rights of the accused, and since founding our prestigious firm has gained recognition both statewide and nationally for his work as a misdemeanor and felony defender. Under his direction, the rest of our qualified team will do everything possible to guide you through every stage of your case, and from investigation through to trial, we will provide you with an individualized defense strategy tailored to the unique details of your case.

As soon as you are able, contact our trial lawyers to begin protecting your rights and freedom. Our Kalamazoo OWI 1st offense defense attorneys are committed to putting in the work necessary to get you a great case result, and are available starting right now to begin guiding you through the next steps you need to take in order to set yourself up for a favorable case outcome.

Operating While Intoxicated Legislation – Defense Lawyer for DUI

Section 257.625 of the Michigan Vehicle Code covers operating while intoxicated offenses. If a person operates a motor vehicle while intoxicated, in any place open to the public, he or she can face criminal conviction. Operating while intoxicated is defined as either operating a vehicle while under the influence of liquor or another controlled substance, or operating a vehicle with a BAC over 0.08%. For a first offense, misdemeanor conviction will normally result, though in cases involving certain extenuating circumstances, enhanced penalties could be on the line. Some of these extenuating circumstances include:

  • OWI with a child in the vehicle.
  • OWI causing serious bodily impairment.
  • OWI causing death.
  • OWI with super drunk BAC over 0.17%.

Whatever the specifics of your situation, the Grabel & Associates team is ready to begin implementing an aggressive defense strategy. Contact our firm now for a free initial case analysis, and learn more about what our team can do to help you as you fight back against OWI 1st offense conviction.

Criminal Penalties for First Offense Misdemeanor Operating While Intoxicated

For a first offense OWI with a BAC between 0.08% and 0.17%, up to 93 days behind bars, a fine of $500, and community service for up to 360 could result. Additionally, license suspension, a misdemeanor record, driver’s license points, and other negative effects could result.

Our attorneys are committed to doing everything we can to protect you as you battle back against the potentially life-changing penalties. Get in touch with our firm right away, and let our OWI defense lawyers begin guiding your next steps.

First Offense Operating While Intoxicated Defense

When you face drunk driving accusations, you need to explore every possible option in your case, and our lawyers are ready to begin helping you through that process. We know how and when to challenge probable cause, BAC test evidence, and other issues in the prosecution’s case, and are committed to getting you the results you want. Call or contact us online now.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 OWI Defense

To begin working with a qualified defense lawyer, call 1-800-342-7896, or contact our firm online. We are available 24/7 to begin fighting for your rights, and will do everything we need to in order to protect you or your loved one.

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.