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Operating Under the Influence of Liquor Causing Property Damage

If you are involved in a vehicle accident while under the influence of alcohol, you could be subject to criminal penalties and restrictions on your freedom. Destroying the property of another person due to intoxicated driving can lead to serious charges of OUIL Causing Property Damage, and Michigan police and prosecutors will work to ensure you face the most severe punishment for your alleged crime. 

Grabel & Associates aggressively defends the accused in Michigan in all types of DUI and OUIL cases, working to protect clients against wrongful conviction and unjust sentences. We will build a comprehensive criminal defense strategy that will be effective in your OUIL Causing Property Damage case.

Causing Property Damage in an OUI Accident

Anyone who operates a motor vehicle while intoxicated faces potential criminal penalties, and an accident causing damage to a home, parked vehicle, or other property of another person further complicates the criminal case. Hire a lawyer now to help you work through the details of your case and determine your legal options. You need a knowledgeable lawyer to advise you throughout every stage of your Michigan OUIL case and give you the means to achieve a great case result.

Michigan Super Drunk Law Enhances Criminal Penalties

If you operate a vehicle after drinking and your blood alcohol content, as determined by a chemical test or blood test, is .08 or more, you are assumed to be too drunk to drive and are subject to criminal penalties for OWI. If you operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .17 or more, twice the legal limit, you will be charged under the Michigan Super Drunk law, and subject to enhanced criminal penalties. If your blood alcohol content is under the legal limit, you can still be charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcoholic liquor, if the prosecutor can prove that your drinking impaired your ability to drive. An OUIL charge can be caused by failed sobriety tests or other evidence gathered by police.

Penalties For Vehicle Accidents While Intoxicated 

If you cause damage to the property of another person while under the influence of alcoholic liquor, you will face possible restitution, fines, and even potential jail time. To avoid serious criminal penalties, you need to work with a talented attorney who can help you navigate the Michigan criminal system and fight your OUIL charge. Contact Grabel & Associates now for aggressive defense in your OUIL Causing Property Damage case.

Jail Time, Fines, Vehicle Loss, Driving Privileges and Freedom Restrictions for OUIL Causing Property Damage

In the state of Michigan, the penalties for drunk driving can include jail time, fines, vehicle loss, loss of driving privileges, restrictions on aspects of freedom such as travel, higher insurance costs, and more. If it is your first OUIL offense, you could face 93 days in jail, a $500 fine, up to 360 hours in community service, driver’s license points, and a suspended driver’s license. Additionally, property damage as a result of an accident while driving impaired can lead to restitution payments and loss of assets, as the alleged victim can pursue civil litigation to increase the punishment on the defendant.

If you have been involved in an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol, we are here to protect you. If injury, property damage, or death resulted due to a vehicle accident, the punishment could be life-changing and long lasting, as explained in the Michigan Vehicle Code, Section 257.625. Grabel & Associates believes every client is innocent until proven guilty, and we will fight to defend against aggressive police and prosecutors trying to convict you. Don’t hesitate to obtain a lawyer; the best Michigan DUI defense is available for your OUIL case if you contact us now.

Our Approach to Charges of OUIL Causing Property Damage 

We defend the constitutional rights of every client, and will simultaneously work to prove that your driving was not impaired by intoxication. You need a lawyer to protect you from faulty sobriety test results and overzealous prosecutors trying to wrongly convict you of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. We will work together with you to build the most effective defense, and will not rest until you achieve the best possible result in your OUIL case.

We investigate the details of your vehicle accident, arrest, and any other information pertaining to your case in order to uncover any missed procedure or overlooked rights that could help you achieve a case victory. Grabel & Associates has represented clients in thousands of past criminal cases, and our talented team combines for over 100 years in legal experience that will be advantageous for anyone facing OUIL or OWI charges. Let our experienced lawyers evaluate the evidence in your case and determine the best legal steps to take in order to earn the outcome you want. We have proven our criminal defense skill in numerous past cases, and our results demonstrate that our attorneys know what works in Michigan courts.

Contact Grabel & Associates for OUIL Defense

If you are accused of causing property damage in a vehicle accident, or if you believe you may be under investigation for property damage due to intoxicated driving, contact us immediately. An experienced case analyst is available 24/7 at our toll free number, 1-800-342-7896, and will discuss the details of your case and how our effective, individualized criminal defense approach will help you in your case. You can even set up a free consultation with OUIL trial lawyer Scott Grabel by contacting our firm online. If you need a premier Michigan criminal defense firm to help you fight OUIL Causing Property Damage charges, Grabel & Associates will immediately begin fighting for your freedom. Don’t wait, the earlier you begin fighting criminal charges, the better your chances at achieving an unprecedented result.

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.