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Point System

When you commit a traffic violation or a crime involving a motor vehicle, you can face negative points on your driver’s license which can have multiple detrimental effects on your freedom. Grabel & Associates can help you understand how Michigan driver’s license Point System involved in your DUI case, and our DUI lawyers will fight against wrongful conviction or unnecessary assessment of points for an OWI charge. If you drive a car, truck, motorcycle, or even an off-road vehicle such as a snowmobile or quad and commit any criminal infraction, contact our attorneys now to defend against driver’s license suspension.

Call a Grabel & Associates Attorney for Criminal Defense

Grabel & Associates is recognized as one of Michigan’s top drunk driving defense firms, and our attorneys will fight for you in any alcohol intoxication or criminal case. If you are accused of a criminal offense involving a vehicle, call our team or contact our criminal defense firm online right now for aggressive defense in any of Michigan’s 83 counties. We represent clients facing any of the following charges:

Michigan Driver’s License Point System

The penalty point system allows drivers up to 12 points on a license before driver reexamination and potential driver’s license suspension or revocation takes place. After a 4th point on your driver’s license, you will be advised that you have more points than the average driver in the state. If you accumulate 4 additional points, you will be issued a warning and informed that you are close to being called in for mandatory reexamination. Upon receiving your 12th point, you will have to go in for reexamination and you could lose your freedom to drive.

Infractions, Misdemeanors and Charges Resulting in Points

Civil infractions, misdemeanors, and felony charges can all result in driver’s license point, so contact our firm now and find out how the Michigan point system may affect your case and your freedom. Grabel & Associates can also help you explore possible point reduction options, such as a driver improvement course that can reduce the number of points on your license. Don’t hesitate to obtain a lawyer if you are facing intoxicated driving or other criminal charges. We will help you fight license suspension, jail, and fines through pre-file, trial, and post-conviction stages of your case. Read more about the Point System on the Michigan Department of State website.

Point on Driver’s License for DUI or Crime in Michigan

If you commit a criminal offense or civil infraction in Michigan, you may face up to six points on your driver’s license for a single offense. Infractions including speeding by up to 10mph over the legal limit, open container charges, or refusal of a preliminary breathalyzer test by a person under the legal drinking age can result in 2 driver’s license points. Careless driving, disobeying a traffic sign, speeding by 11-15 mph over the limit, failure to stop at a designated railroad crossing, or failure to stop for a school bus or crossing guard can result in 3 points on your license. If you are convicted of drag racing, operating while visibly impaired (OWVI), drunk driving while underage, or speeding by more than 16mph over the limit, you will acquire 4 points on your license. Serious charges including manslaughter, negligent homicide, operating under the influence of liquor or drugs, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, DUI/OWI (BAC over 0.08%), refusal to take a chemical test, fleeing from police, or any other motor vehicle felony will result in 6 driver’s license points. If you have been investigated for any of these offenses or have already been charged with a traffic violation, you will need a lawyer to help you fight against the point system, driver responsibility fees, and potential community service, fines, or jail time.

Our Approach to Motor Vehicle Crime in Michigan

When your driving privileges are on the line, you need a firm that can effectively guide you through your case and get you back on the road as soon as possible. Our criminal defense lawyers combine for over 100 years of experience and have successfully worked with clients in thousands of past cases for over a decade. We know how to apply the most innovative tactics to Michigan drunk driving laws, as well as misdemeanor and felony cases involving vehicles.

We will thoroughly analyze and investigate your case and build an individualized criminal defense strategy aimed at helping you achieve your legal goals. If you want to avoid jail, fines, or driver’s license points for a crime or infraction, Grabel & Associates will help you evaluate your legal possibilities and work towards the best possible result. Contact us right now to begin aggressively fighting to protect your rights and freedom.

Contact Scott Grabel, Defending Against Driver’s License Suspension

Call our defense firm at 1-800-342-7896 now for a free case consultation with an experienced analyst, or contact us online. You can also set up a free consultation with renowned defense attorney Scott Grabel. Work with an established Michigan lawyer and secure the best possible result when facing potential points, license suspension or revocation, and additional penalties.

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.