Kalamazoo OWI - 3rd Offense Lawyer
When a person is charged with a third operating while intoxicated offense after two prior convictions, state law cracks down hard in efforts to ensure that person does not offend again. While 1st and 2nd offense OWI charges are misdemeanors, 3rd offense OWI in Kalamazoo is a felony offense, and can lead to significantly greater criminal penalties than first time and repeat offenses, with mandatory jail time and license revocation included along with a felony record in every case. Anytime you or a loved one faces criminal charges, it is critical to contact a DUI lawyer right away, however when felony charges are on the line, it is even more crucial to act fast to protect against conviction and the life-changing penalties that will be on the line. Grabel & Associates is ready right now to start working with clients accused of OWI 3rd offense, and we can be reached 24/7 via our toll free hotline or online. Get in touch with our qualified attorneys and learn more about our proven approach to drunk driving defense, and let our lawyers advise you on the next steps to take as you begin your fight for justice.
Scott Grabel is determined to do whatever it takes to protect your best interests as you fight back against felony DUI allegations, and is available now to begin walking you through what you need to say and do if you want to get a favorable result. For over 15 years, Scott Grabel and the rest of our talented team has been providing premier defense representation to those facing OWI charges statewide, including felony 3rd offense operating while intoxicated charges. As soon as you get in touch with our team, we will begin helping you explore the legal options available to you and going over the specific details of your case which could help you get the results you want. Let us help you fight back against police and prosecutors who will want to put you behind bars for as long as possible.
Operating While Intoxicated Charges – 3rd Offense
Operating while intoxicated occurs when a person drives with a BAC over 0.08%, or while otherwise under the influence of liquor or a controlled substance. For repeat offenses, a first OWI only remains relevant for 7 years, however with third offenses; it doesn’t matter when the two prior convictions occurred. Even if you were convicted of DUI 30+ years ago and are now facing a third or subsequent charge, felony conviction will be on the line.
As with any felony offense, 3rd offense OWI is extremely serious. The penalties you could face could be life changing, and could drastically affect your ability to do things like hold a job, travel, go to school, obtain loans, and more. As soon as you are questioned in connection with OWI, pulled over for drunk driving, or arrested for felony DUI in Kalamazoo, contact the Grabel & Associates team and begin fighting for your freedom.
Criminal Penalties for Felony Drunk Driving – 3rd Offense OWI in Kalamazoo
If you are convicted of another OWI after 2 or more priors, you could face up to 5 years in prison, with a minimum sentence of 1 year behind bars, according to Section 257.625. While probation and community service could be a possible sentencing option, jail time is always on the line in felony OWI cases. Additionally, you could face a fine of up to $5000, and will have your license revoked. You could also have your vehicle taken or at least immobilized, and will carry a felony record with you even after serving the penalties set out in your sentence. Fight back against these harsh penalties with Grabel & Associates now.
Our Approach to OWI 3rd Offense in Kalamazoo Defense
When a person has the rest of their future threatened by a criminal charge, it is so crucial to have a legal representative who understands the severity of the situation and who is willing to do whatever it takes to obtain a favorable outcome. It is difficult to win felony drunk driving cases, and the court may already assume you are guilty because of your priors, but our lawyers are prepared to put in the work to ensure you have a chance to challenge the prosecution’s case and prove your innocence. Contact us now and let us provide you with a free case analysis and more information on protect yourself against OWI conviction.
Contact the 24/7 DUI Defense Lawyers at Grabel & Associates
Our attorneys are available online through the contact page on this website, but we also operate a 24/7 hotline at 1-800-342-7896 which means you can get in touch with us instantly. Why wait to hire an attorney when one of the top drunk driving defense teams in the state can begin fighting for you right now? Call or contact us online right away.