Operating with the Presence of Drugs 1st Offense


Operating With the Presence of Drugs, also known as OWPD, is a serious intoxicated driving charge in Michigan. Unlike drunk driving DUI and OWI charges, an OWPD charge does not have a legal limit, and any amount of an intoxicating narcotic could result in criminal charges. Contact Grabel & Associates now if you have been accused of driving with cocaine, marijuana, heroin, LSD, prescription drugs, or any other narcotic in your system. Our lawyers know what it takes to beat drugged driving charges, and can help you fight OWPD charges in any of Michigan’s 83 counties.

As a premier criminal defense firm, Grabel & Associates has been faced with some of the most difficult drug crime and intoxicated driving cases. Our lawyers have extensive experience in OWPD defense, and understand how different laws and legal issues can affect your case. Without an attorney, you could face extended jail time and amplified fines, and our lawyers will do everything necessary to earn the best possible result in your first offense OWPD case. Contact Grabel & Associates now, whether you have just been pulled over, or have already been charged with Operating With the Presence of Drugs in Michigan.

Operating With the Presence of Drugs 1st Offense in Michigan

When you face criminal charges for the first time, the prospect of jail time, fines, and loss of your driving privileges can be daunting, and our attorneys know the stress you face in a first offense OWI or OWPD case. In order to be convicted of Operating With the Presence of Drugs, police and prosecutors don’t have to prove that you were intoxicated due to narcotic use, simply that you had any amount of an intoxicating drug in your system. This can be problematic and lead to wrongful conviction, as even drugs taken weeks or months earlier can stay in a person’s system and affect their drug tests.

Our lawyers will help you fight for your rights and freedom throughout investigation and trial, and our attorneys understand how to help you avoid a long jail term, excessive fines, community service, and the loss of your driving privileges. Work with a respected Michigan criminal defense lawyer now, call Grabel & Associates.

Criminal Penalties for 1st Offender Drugged Driving (OWPD or OWI)

If you are convicted of operating a motor vehicle while drugs are present in your system, you will face criminal and administrative penalties that could negatively affect your life for years to come. Cocaine, heroin, meth, LSD, marijuana, and other illegal drugs, along with intoxicating prescription drugs, are also illegal to possess or sell, and possession charges could result in addition to a criminal OWPD charge. If you are a medical marijuana card holding patient, new interpretations of the MMA do allow for you to operate a vehicle with marijuana in your system so long as it does not impair your driving.

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A first offense OWPD charge can result in up to 93 days in jail, a fine of up to $500, up to 360 hours of community service, vehicle seizure or immobilization, a suspended or restricted driver’s license, driver’s license points, and driver responsibility fees. In addition, you may have to get an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle.

Grabel & Associates is a criminal defense firm that knows how to win, and our experienced and talented attorneys will help you obtain the best possible case outcome. Act fast to secure competent legal representation, as you want to be sure you have the best on your side before going head to head with aggressive police and prosecutors. Our attorneys aggressively defend clients in drug related motor vehicle cases and will help you obtain an acquittal, dismissal, or reduced charge in your case.

Our Approach to OWPD Charges

OWPD charges are very serious, and we know you need a lawyer right away, which is why we are available at our toll free number 24/7. Contact our team now to benefit from an individualized criminal defense approach that will help you in your unique case. Our lawyers combine for over 100 years of legal experience, and have worked in thousands of past cases to obtain great case results for Michigan clients.

Our tactics have been proven in cases across the state, and you can alleviate some of the stress a first offense accusation can cause by working with a lawyer who knows exactly what needs to be done to help you achieve your legal goals. As soon as you are pulled over, investigated, or charged you need to call Grabel & Associates.

Contact Scott Grabel Drug Crime and OWPD Defense

Call 1-800-342-7896 now toll free for a free initial phone consultation, or contact us online. Ask to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel. Our team looks forward to working with you and helping you achieve a great case result, and we will objectively defend you until you are completely finished with the criminal justice process.