OWI Offenses in Lansing
Drunk driving, referred to in Michigan law as Operating While Intoxicated, is an extremely serious criminal charge, which can result if you drive with a blood alcohol content level over the legal limit, or if for other reason it can be demonstrated that you were impaired while driving in any area open to the public. As soon as you are investigated for drunk driving or charged with OWI in Lansing, it is critical that you contact an experienced DUI defense attorney who can guide you through the steps you need to take in order to protect yourself from potential conviction.
Our attorneys have experience working with clients in both misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, and have successfully defended Michigan’s accused in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd offense OWI cases, as well as drunk driving related cases involving other specific circumstances. If you need an attorney to help you fight back against jail time, fines, a criminal record, license sanctions, and other serious penalties, contact Grabel & Associates now for a free initial case consultation. Our team of Lansing OWI defense lawyers knows what it takes to win in tough drunk driving cases, and for over 10 years we have been recognized as one of the premier DUI defense firms in Michigan. Without an attorney, you are at risk to be wrongfully convicted or subjected to excessively harsh punishment, and our team is ready now to stand up for your rights and help you fight to prove your innocence no matter what the specific details of your case.
Contact an attorney right away so that you are able to achieve the best possible case result. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you in Lansing, or anywhere else in the state of Michigan.
Operating While Intoxicated Charges in Lansing, MI
In most OWI cases, police and prosecutors rely heavily on blood alcohol content (or bodily alcohol content) evidence, and Michigan law sets a legal allowed limit for drivers, above which a person can legally be assumed to be intoxicated. The legal limits for drivers in Michigan are as follows:
- Over 21 Driver: 0.08% BAC
- Commercial Driver’s License Holder: 0.04% BAC
- Under 21 Driver: Zero Tolerance 0.02% BAC
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Offense Misdemeanor and Felony DUI Defense Lawyer
If you are over this limit, you could face criminal conviction. Additionally, if you appear to be intoxicated, you can be charged with OWVI, or Operating While Visibly Impaired, while other DUI charges such as OUID, OUIL, and OWPD are also possible. Contact an attorney as soon as you can to find out more about how Michigan law applies to your specific case, or read through the Michigan Vehicle Code to determine which specific statutes may apply to your situation.
Types of DUI Charges in Lansing Michigan
Our attorneys have experience defending a wide variety of clients in many different types of criminal cases. Some of the cases our experienced Lansing defense lawyers assist clients in include:
- OWI First Offense
- OWI Second Offense
- OWI Third Offense/Felony DUI
- OWI Causing Property Damage
- OWI Causing Injury or Great Bodily Harm
- OWI Causing Death
- OWI With Child in Vehicle
- Underage DUI/Zero Tolerance DUI
- OUIL (Operating Under the Influence of Liquor)
- OUID (Operating Under the Influence of Drugs)
- OWPD (Operating With the Presence of Drugs)
Contact our team to find out more about how our effective approach could help you in your unique case. We are always available to speak with anyone in Michigan who may be facing drunk driving charges.
Criminal Penalties for DUI in Michigan
If convicted of an Operating While Intoxicated charge, you could face up to 93 days in prison for a first offense, along with license suspension, fines, and other penalties. Second offenses can lead to as much as a year in jail, along with a lengthened license suspension and steeper fine. Third offense OWI could result in up to 5 years in prison, significant fines, license revocation, a felony criminal record, and other very serious penalties.
To find out more about the specific penalties you could be facing and how to fight back against DUI conviction, explore the Lansing OWI pages on our website and call our firm for a free case consultation.
Our Approach to MI OWI Defense
Our attorneys are committed to dedicating as much time and effort as necessary to investigating the specific details of your case and will work to develop an individualized defense approach based on the unique aspects of your situation. We are always available for clients and seek to help our clients understand the laws and legal issues affecting their case so that they can feel in control of the criminal justice process and the potential outcome of their case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Drunk Driving Defense in Lansing
OWI cases are often time sensitive and we understand how critical it is that you get a lawyer on your side as soon as you can. Call 1-800-342-7896 now and immediately be connected to an experienced case analyst who can provide you with a free initial case consultation. You can also contact us online to set up a free case analysis. We are available 24/7 and will start doing all we can to protect your freedom right away.