Operating with the Presence of Drugs 3rd Offense


If you have been convicted of two drugged or drunk driving charges already, you understand how serious a third OWPD conviction could be. While 1st and 2nd offense Operating With the Presence of Drugs charges are very serious misdemeanors, a 3rd offense will result in felony charges and enhanced criminal penalties. The Michigan sentencing guidelines for 3rd offense OWPD cases are harsh, and the results of your case could be life changing. By working with an experienced team of felony OWPD attorneys, you can protect against wrongful conviction or excessive punishment, and fight back against jail time, fines, and license revocation.

Felony Operating With the Presence of Drugs Defense Attorney, for OWI and OWPD Charges in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan

Our attorneys have extensive experience in Michigan OWPD cases, and we know what strategies work in intoxicated driving cases. Grabel & Associates is a leader in Michigan for OWI, DUI, and OWPD defense, and our criminal defense lawyers will work with you throughout every stage of your case to ensure you obtain the best possible result. If you have been pulled over for drugged driving in Michigan, charged with Operating With the Presence of Drugs, or investigated for intoxicated driving, contact an attorney immediately. Our statewide attorneys will aggressively and objectively defend you and fight to secure an acquittal, case dismissal, or reduced charge.

Felony Drugged Driving OWPD Defense Attorney in Michigan

OWPD charges result in similar penalties to drunk driving and OWI charges, however the amount of intoxicating substance in your system differs. With alcohol intoxication charges, the legal limit is 0.08% for normal drivers over the age of 21. For drug charges, however, there is no legal limit, and any trace of an intoxicating substance in your system could result in a criminal charge, regardless of when you took the drug. This can lead to wrongful conviction, as traces of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, and prescription drugs can remain in your system long after you feel the effects of the substance. Contact us now if you are a medical marijuana patient who has been charged with a 3rd offense OWPD. Recent interpretations of the MMA allow for patients to operate a vehicle with marijuana in their system as long as it does not cause their driving to be impaired.

Work with Grabel & Associates if you are facing felony OWPD charges in Michigan. Our lawyers will fight to protect your rights, challenge shaky evidence, and protect you from police and prosecutors set on putting you behind bars. We understand that the courts will already lean toward convicting you because you are a repeat offender, and we will ensure you get a just and fair trial that takes every detail of your case into account. Our team of criminal defense attorneys will utilize the most effective legal tactics to earn a great result in your drugged driving case, and we will do everything necessary to provide you with the most comprehensive criminal defense possible.

Criminal Penalties for Felony Operating With the Presence of Drugs

If convicted of operating a motor vehicle with the presence of drugs, you will face felony charges and serious criminal penalties. A 3rd offense OWPD conviction in Michigan will result in jail time of between 1 year and 5 years, or 30 days to a year in jail along with probation and community service for up to 180 days. You will also face fines of as much as $5,000, and additional driver responsibility fees if you regain your license. Your driver’s license will be revoked for at least 5 years, at which point you will require a DAAD hearing to regain your right to drive. Your vehicle will be immobilized, and possibly even forfeited, depending on the details of your case. In addition, you may have to have an ignition interlock breathalyzer device installed on your vehicle, and will receive 6 points on your driver’s license, which could extend the period in which you cannot drive.

Our Approach to Felony Drugged Driving Charges in Michigan

Protect yourself from life-changing penalties by working with an experienced attorney. Grabel & Associates is recognized as one of the state’s top firms because we understand how to win in difficult criminal cases, including OWPD and OWI cases. Our attorneys have experience fighting for clients in courts statewide, and we will not rest until you achieve the best possible result in your case.

Our lawyers will look at every detail leading up to your arrest, and investigate blood or breath chemical testing, urinalysis, chain of custody, unlawful search and seizure, probable cause for pullover and arrest, and other key details that could help you beat the charges you are facing. Our lawyers combine for over 100 years of legal experience, and we can effectively guide you through the criminal justice process and help you achieve your legal goals. Our strategies have been proven in thousands of past criminal cases, and our attorneys know what it takes to obtain great results in any of Michigan’s 83 counties.

Contact Scott Grabel for OWPD Defense

Our firm is always available for intoxicated driving clients, and our toll free number is free 24/7 for clients to call for an initial case analysis. Call 1-800-342-7896 now from anywhere in Michigan, or contact us online. Ask to set up a free case consultation with founding attorney Scott Grabel, and begin the process of fighting for your freedom. Our talented lawyers are here to stand with you in your fight for justice and will do everything possible to help you earn a great case outcome.