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Operating While Visibly Impaired 2nd Offense

Repeat OWVI offenders face serious criminal penalties in Michigan, and no matter what the details of your Operating While Visibly Impaired case, it is vital to obtain capable representation as soon as possible. Grabel & Associates has premier Michigan OWVI defense attorneys dedicated to fighting for the rights of defendants in drunk driving cases. Our team of skilled attorneys will review every detail of your case and help you achieve a great case result. We know the tactics that work to achieve reduced charges, case dismissals, and acquittals, and our team is always available to defend OWVI clients statewide.

As soon as you are pulled over for OWVI, ensure you contact a competent attorney immediately so that you can properly protect your rights. Although OWVI charges do not require a BAC over 0.08%, the penalties are still serious, and comparable to those for Operating While Intoxicated or DUI. Contact our experienced team now to fight back against jail time, fines, driver’s license revocation, and other severe punishment that could result after your repeat offender OWVI charge.

Second OWVI Charge Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer in MI

Even though the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08%, OWVI charges result when police observe an impaired driver who doesn’t have an illegal blood alcohol content. Although BAC still plays a factor and a borderline illegal BAC makes conviction more likely, OWVI cases rely heavily on police accounts and sobriety tests in order to determine the driver’s level of intoxication.

Unfortunately, wrongful conviction is very possible in OWVI cases. While a driver may appear to be impaired to a police officer, numerous factors can play into traffic violations, failing field sobriety tests, and other actions that can make a person appear intoxicated. Vehicle problems, health issues, poor road conditions, weather, and other details need to be considered in OWVI cases, and our lawyers will bring every important detail of your case to light.

Contact an attorney now to fight back against aggressive police and prosecutors who will be working to build a convincing case against you. Grabel & Associates has the experience and abilities needed to help you achieve your legal goals, and we are available immediately to take your case. Don’t hesitate to secure the best possible criminal defense lawyer, as drunk driving cases can move quickly and deal with complex interactions between laws. We will help you understand any legal issues affecting your case and prepare you to fight for your freedom.

Criminal Penalties for Second OWVI Offense in Michigan

According to the Michigan Vehicle Code, repeat OWVI offenders face up to one year in jail, along with a possible 90 days of community service. In addition, mandatory fines of as much as $1,000 can occur alongside additional driver responsibility fees. Your vehicle will be immobilized for a period of time, and your driving privileges will be revoked for at least one year. After a one year period, you can apply for a DAAD hearing and try to win your license back.

Our lawyers will defend you in any of Michigan’s 83 counties, and our work has effectively assisted clients in countless drunk driving cases over the past decade. We have experience utilizing the most powerful defense strategies in difficult OWVI and OWI cases and will work with you throughout every stage of your case to develop a comprehensive criminal defense strategy.

Our Approach to Michigan Misdemeanor Drunk Driving Charges

Operating a vehicle while visibly impaired is a serious accusation, but without BAC evidence there is a lot to be reviewed before allegations are taken as fact. Grabel & Associates will look at every detail of your case, and we fully understand field sobriety tests, traffic law violations, police mistakes, breath test evidence, and other details that could be crucial in your OWVI case.

Our attorneys will continuously consult with you throughout the justice process and work to develop a criminal defense approach designed with your legal goals in mind. Settling for less than one of Michigan’s top firms means risking your result, and our attorneys are here to help you avoid wrongful conviction or excessive criminal penalties.

Contact Scott Grabel MI Drunk Driving and OWVI Attorney

Our firm has established a reputation as one of Michigan’s top-tier drunk driving defense teams, and we are always available to help clients in OWVI cases. Call us toll free at 1-800-342-7896 now for a free consultation, or contact our firm online. Our OWVI defense lawyers are available 24/7 and will immediately begin working with you to defend against criminal conviction.

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.