Operating While Intoxicated in Muskegon
If you drive while under the influence of alcohol in Michigan, you could face a very serious criminal charge. Anyone who operates a vehicle while intoxicated can be charged with Operating While Intoxicated, or OWI, which could lead to prison time, fines, license suspension, and other serious penalties. Grabel & Associates is committed to protecting anyone in Muskegon who is facing a DUI related accusation, and we know what it takes to help you win in even the toughest of situations. Our Muskegon defense lawyers have the skill and experience needed to obtain exceptional results for OWI clients, and are prepared to immediately begin implementing an aggressive defense strategy tailored to your unique legal goals. Contact our firm now for a free initial case consultation, and begin your fight for a great result.
Criminal Defense Attorney for OWI Charges in Muskegon County
With Scott Grabel and the rest of our qualified team on your side, you can be confident that you are receiving the best available defense throughout every stage of your Muskegon drunk driving case. For over 10 years, our team has been dedicated to protecting clients statewide, and we know what it takes to achieve exceptional outcomes in OWI cases. With so much at stake, it is critical that you do everything you can to defend yourself after overzealous police and prosecutors come after you, seeking to put you behind bars and keep you off the road for as long as possible. Our lawyers believe in preventing wrongful conviction and avoidable penalties in drunk driving cases, and know how difficult it can be to ensure your side of the story gets fair consideration. The sooner you begin working with our team, the more we can do to help you, which is why we are available 24/7 to stand with you in your legal battle.
Operating While Intoxicated Laws in Michigan
In the state of Michigan, it is illegal to drive with a BAC over the legal limit. Though you can also be convicted if your BAC is below the legal limit, most cases rely at least in part on blood alcohol content evidence.
For regular drivers over the age of 21 in Muskegon, the legal limit is 0.08%, unless that driver carries a commercial license, in which case the legal limit is 0.04%. If a driver is under 21, he or she cannot legally drive with any alcohol in their system, according to Michigan’s Zero Tolerance law.
Operating While Intoxicated charges are extremely serious, and because so many drunk driving cases come through Michigan courts, it is unlikely that a judge will view your case favorably unless you have an exceptional attorney on your side. Grabel & Associates is available 24/7 to begin working together with you to craft an effective defense approach, and we will not rest until we are able to secure the best available result in your case.
Muskegon OWI Penalties (Misdemeanor and Felony)
A first offense OWI can result in misdemeanor conviction, and carries a maximum sentence of up to 93 days in jail, a fine of up to $500, a license suspension for 6 months, possible ignition interlock installation, insurance premium hikes, and other serious penalties. For a second offense, the jail time can increase to a year, and the fines and license suspension you face could be doubled.
A third offense is a felony, and carries a maximum sentence of up to 5 years in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, license revocation, and other serious penalties. Contact our firm now to find out how Michigan laws on drunk driving could affect you.
Our Approach to Michigan DUI Defense
Under the direction of experienced lawyer Scott Grabel, our law firm will provide top-level defense throughout OWI investigation and potential trial. Our lawyers will advise you on what to say and what to not say throughout your case, and tell you exactly what actions you need to take, while keeping you updated on your legal options and potential issues you may face. Our lawyers are ready now to begin fighting for you and will immediately begin by providing you with a free initial case consultation.
Contact Our Firm 24/7 for OWI Defense
Call Scott Grabel or another member of our team toll free now at 1-800-342-7896, or contact us online. You will immediately receive a free case analysis, and start your journey towards an excellent case outcome. Don’t wait to get in touch with a lawyer, our team is always ready to begin fighting with you and for you throughout the defense process.