Kalamazoo OWI Lawyer
Operating while intoxicated, more commonly known as drunk driving or DUI, is a serious criminal charge that can lead to jail time, fines, license suspension, and other negative effects. Grabel & Associates has extensive experience working with clients accused of OWI in Kalamazoo, and we are available 24/7 to begin working with you or your loved one after drunk driving accusations. Our attorneys are trusted by clients statewide because we get real results for those facing even the most serious OWI related charges, as evidenced by our proven results. Additionally, as past clients will tell you, our lawyers treat every case we take as if it were our own, and we will not rest until everything possible has been done to protect you from wrongful conviction. As you battle back against aggressive police and prosecutors, make sure you have a skilled legal advocate on your side who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect your best interests. Call our 24/7 hotline now or contact Grabel & Associates online to learn more about our proven approach to OWI defense, and let our lawyers begin directing your next steps as you begin to fight back against drunk driving conviction.
Our founder, Scott Grabel, knows how to achieve exceptional results in misdemeanor and felony cases. After founding Grabel & Associates over 15 years ago, he has continued to provide the highest standard of service to clients facing OWI and other DUI related charges, and has led clients to case dismissals, in-court victories, lessened charges, and other extremely favorable outcomes. Along with the rest of our skilled and experienced DUI lawyers in Kalamazoo and legal staff, Scott Grabel is ready right now to help you beat an OWI in Kalamazoo, and knows what you need to say and do throughout every stage of your case to make that a reality.
Our firm understands that drunk driving cases can be time sensitive, and that is why we are committed to always being available for clients statewide. Call our 24/7 hotline right now and let a member of our drunk driving defense team begin advising you on the next steps you need to take, as well as how to utilize your rights to your advantage both now and throughout investigation.
Operating While Intoxicated – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Offense OWI in Kalamazoo
A person can be charged with operating while intoxicated if he or she operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or another controlled substance, or if he or she operates a motor vehicle with a BAC (bodily alcohol content) of 0.08% or over. This means that you don’t necessarily have to feel intoxicated in order to be convicted of OWI, and likewise, you don’t actually have to have an illegal BAC in order to face criminal charges.
If convicted of a first offense OWI, you will face a misdemeanor record, jail time, license suspension, fines, and other serious penalties. For second offense OWI, the charge is still a misdemeanor, however the penalties possible can more than double. Third offense OWI is a felony, and can result in the most serious possible penalties excluding cases with mitigating factors.
To learn more about OWI penalties in Kalamazoo and how to defend against DUI/OWI conviction, contact our team right away.
Other OWI Related Charges – DUI Defense Lawyer Available 24/7
In addition to charges of operating while intoxicated, there are a number of other offenses related to drunk driving covered in state OWI law. If a person under the age of 21 operates a motor vehicle with any alcohol in his or her system, zero tolerance DUI charges can result. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle under the influence with a minor under the age of 16 in the vehicle can face enhanced penalties under child endangerment legislation. Operating a vehicle with a super high BAC over 0.17 can likewise lead to enhanced penalties. OWI causing injury or death can also lead to extremely serious penalties, often the most harsh possible penalties from a DUI related offense.
Whatever operating while intoxicated charge you are facing, our skilled attorneys are ready right now to begin protecting you, and walking you through what you need to do in order to achieve a beneficial result in your case. We know that it takes a lot of time, effort, and skill to win a drunk driving case, and are prepared to apply our entire arsenal of legal weapons as we guide you to a result that aligns with your case goals.
Contact Grabel & Associates and Defend Against OWI Conviction
Get in touch with our trial attorneys right away by calling 1-800-342-7896 or by contacting the Grabel & Associates team online. We are available now and can always be reached on our 24/7 toll free hotline.