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:
- DUI, OWI, OUIL, OWVI, DWI, OWPD, and all other Drunk Driving Charges
- Reckless Driving
- Underage Transportation of Alcohol
- Open Alcohol Container Violations
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Any Other Criminal Motor Vehicle Charges or Alcohol-Related Infractions
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.