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Operating Under the Influence of Liquor Overview

It isn’t necessary that your blood alcohol content (BAC) be over the legal limit to be convicted of drunk driving. Charges of Operating Under the Influence of Liquor can result if police are able to prove that alcohol affected your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, even if your BAC was below 0.08%. Grabel & Associates knows how to aggressively defend clients who are faced with OUIL accusations, and we will do everything we can to protect your rights and fight for your freedom throughout every stage of your case.

Contact a Lawyer if You've Been Charged With OUIL in Michigan

Contact the drunk driving defense Lawyers at Grabel & Associates now for criminal defense in Michigan. Our experienced attorneys have successfully defended clients statewide, dealing with even the most difficult charges and legal situations. We know what it takes to win in OUIL cases and will not rest until everything possible has been done to help you defend against harsh penalties.

Protect your future and avoid jail time, fines, license suspension or revocation, and more with a Michigan OUIL defense lawyer. No matter where you are, our statewide attorneys are available right now to begin working with you in your unique and important case.

Operating Under the Influence of Liquor Charge in MI

Although the legal blood alcohol limit is 0.08% for regular drivers over 21 and 0.04% for commercial drivers, driving with any alcohol in your system could lead to criminal charges if police have reason to believe your ability to safely drive was impaired due to drinking. Even if you are not convicted of a criminal OUIL charge, the Michigan DMV could file administrative charges, which could lead to fines and other serious penalties. It is extremely important to contact an attorney as soon as you are questioned or accused in a drunk driving case. We know how to protect you from wrongful conviction and harsh punishment.

Under the direction of trial lawyer Scott Grabel, our team will help you determine exactly what you need to do during every stage of the criminal process. With over a decade of drunk driving defense experience, our firm has the knowledge needed to properly guide you throughout your fight for justice, and we know the legal issues that you could face after an OUIL charge. Contact our Michigan drunk driving defense firm immediately for a free consultation and begin fighting against aggressive police and prosecutors who will be trying to convict you.

Criminal Penalties for OUIL in Michigan

If accused of OUIL, you will most likely face Operating While Intoxicated charges. While you may not be charged with Unlawful Blood Alcohol Content, the potential penalties are still extremely severe. A first offense could lead to 93 days in jail and a 6 month license suspension, along with fines of up to $500 and driver responsibility fees. Community service, vehicle immobilization, and ignition interlock are also possible.

Second and subsequent offenses can result in greatly enhance penalties, and it is always a good idea to contact a lawyer to learn more about how the details of your specific situation affect the punishment you may face. Grabel & Associates is available now to answer any legal questions you may have and to walk you through the penalties outlined in the Michigan Vehicle Code. Contact our firm right away to benefit from a comprehensive defense approach that has been proven in thousands of past criminal cases throughout the state.

The Grabel Approach to OUIL Defense

At Grabel & Associates, we are dedicated to defending Michigan’s accused and fighting back against the loss of driving privileges, potential jail time, harsh fines, and other penalties. Our lawyers will thoroughly review every detail of your case and work together with you to develop an individualized criminal defense approach tailored to the specific details of your OUIL case. We know how to defend in cases where BAC is under 0.08%, and can challenge probable cause, evidence issues, rights violations, and more.

Our criminal defense strategies have been proven in courts statewide in numerous cases over the past decade, and we know what it takes to achieve impressive case results. Contact our firm right away and begin fighting for your freedom.

Contact Scott Grabel for Criminal Defense in a Michigan OUIL Case

Call 1-800-342-7896 now to speak with a drunk driving case analyst, or contact us online to set up a free initial case consultation. We are available 24/7 and will do all we can to help you through every stage of your case.

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.