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Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense

While first and second offense drunk driving charges are serious, a third offense is extremely substantial, even in comparison to other OWI charges. While first and second offenses for Operating While Intoxicated can result in misdemeanor charges, a third offense could result in felony charges and increased criminal penalties. Contact Grabel & Associates now if you have been accused of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated. Drunk driving charges should never be taken lightly, and you need to act fast to combat the efforts of police and prosecutors who will try to put you behind bars. Our experienced felony OWI attorneys know what it takes to defend drunk driving charges, and have worked with Michigan clients in countless past cases to achieve great case results.

Protect Your Constitutional Rights With a Criminal Defense Team

Our criminal defense team will work with you to protect your constitutional rights and challenge chemical test results, rights violations during arrest, or inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case that could help you earn a case dismissal or reduced charge. Our attorneys want to help you avoid extended license suspension, substantial fines, and excessive jail time, and we will do everything necessary to help you fight for your freedom throughout every stage of the criminal justice process.

Operating While Intoxicated Felony Charge

If you operate a motor vehicle in a public area while intoxicated, you will face OWI charges. Operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content over 0.08%, or any amount of an intoxicating drug in your system can result in criminal charges, and multiple OWI convictions can lead to increasingly severe punishment. Work with an attorney to ensure you properly protect yourself from jail time, fines, and license revocation. Our attorneys know how to deal with OWI charges, even if you have been charged with a felony 3rd offense DUI or OWI.

Our attorneys understand drunk driving laws and the processes involved in drunk driving cases, and will look at every possible angle to ensure you are not wrongfully convicted or penalized. Whether you have just been pulled over or have already been charged with a 3rd offense DUI, contact Grabel & Associates now for aggressive defense in any court statewide.

Criminal Penalties for Felony Drunk Driving in Michigan

Felony charges are extremely serious, and if convicted you could face life changing penalties. According to the Michigan Vehicle Code, 3rd offense felony OWI charges can result in between 1 and 5 years in prison, along with fines of up to $5,000. If convicted, you will go to jail for at least 30 days, which is the required minimum set by Michigan law, however the possibility of a much harsher sentence is very likely unless you work with a skilled defense lawyer. In addition to jail time and fines, you could be sentenced to up to 80 days community service, vehicle immobilization or forfeiture, and mandatory alcohol support groups or classes.

License revocation for up to 5 years is also possible in felony OWI cases, and after this period you will have to apply for reinstatement of your license, which is by no means guaranteed. Without an attorney, you could never drive again, which is why it is crucial to hire representation as soon as possible. Driver responsibility fees of as much as $2,000, along with the negative effects of a criminal record could also affect your life post-conviction. Grabel & Associates will work with you in your drunk driving case to ensure you are free from unnecessary penalties.

Our Approach to Felony OWI Charges

Our attorneys know that you care about your final result, and every action we take throughout your case will be done with your case outcome in mind. We know how to help you avoid a long jail term, license revocation, and excessive fines, and can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced. We always look at every aspect of drunk driving cases including chemical blood or breath testing, chain of custody issues, unlawful search and seizure violations, or other problems that could help you achieve an acquittal, case dismissal, or reduced charge.

Our lawyers have established a reputation as a premier Michigan firm by helping countless clients throughout Michigan’s 83 counties overcome felony drunk driving charges. Act fast to secure the best defense representation in Michigan and fight back against police and prosecutors. We are always available to objectively defend you, whether you have just been pulled over or are preparing for court.

Contact Scott Grabel for Drunk Driving Defense

Call our firm now at 1-800-342-7896 toll free for an initial case analysis. We are available 24/7 to speak to you at no cost, and you can also contact us online.Ask to set up a free consultation with experienced DUI trial lawyer Scott Grabel. Don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer, fight for a great case outcome with Grabel & Associates.

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.