Sobriety Courts


In the state of Michigan, there are specific Sobriety Courts to deal with repeat alcohol offenders. If you are facing a second or subsequent drunk driving conviction, you may be considered for Sobriety Court sentencing. This alternative sentencing and treatment can sometimes help clients avoid jail, or at least significantly reduce the criminal penalties for a DUI, OWI, OUIL, OWVI, OWPD, or Super Drunk Driving conviction. Our DUI lawyers in Michigan can immediately help you, if you are being investigated for alcohol or drug intoxication, or if you have already been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Treatment and Alternative Sentencing Options for Repeat Offenders

Our experienced firm works with Michigan clients in even the most complex OWI cases, and our aggressive criminal defense has been effective in thousands of past cases statewide. Let us help you discover treatment options or alternative sentencing options while fighting to protect your rights and freedom. We want to get you back on the road as soon as possible after a DUI conviction, and will represent you in Sobriety Court to help you avoid extended license revocation, increased fines, or unnecessary jail time.

Sobriety Court Law in Michigan

If you are convicted of operating while intoxicated under Section 257.625 of the Michigan Vehicle Code, you could have your license suspended or revoked. However, under sobriety court laws, you may be eligible to regain a restricted license after 45 days, as long as you are admitted into a DWI/Sobriety Court program, and install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. This restricted license would allow you to drive to and from home and work, as well as to alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment, court hearings, alcoholics anonymous or other court-ordered programs, community service, school, college or university, and more.

Sobriety Court programs can last up to 2 years, and can involve court ordered self-help programs (such as AA or NA), community service, drug and alcohol testing, and other restrictions. These restrictions will be gradually reduced, and are designed to help repeat offenders prevent relapsing or re-offending in the future. Sobriety Courts are designed to reduce incarceration, limit the number of cases in regular courts, and reduce repeat offenses for substance-abuse crime. If you do not have a history of felony conviction for a violent crime, and have been charged with OWVI, OUI, DUI, Child Endangerment, or other alcohol offenses, you may be eligible for Sobriety Court. Contact Grabel & Associates to find out more, and read Section 257.304 of the Michigan Vehicle Code. We will help you understand how the law affects your unique case and guide you through the criminal process in order to help you achieve the best possible result.

Our Approach to Michigan DUI Sobriety Court

At Grabel & Associates, we understand how important your freedom to drive can be. That’s why our talented team is committed to doing everything necessary to help you get back on the road, even if it is with a restricted driver’s license. We will look at every possible criminal defense option and aggressively work toward the most beneficial case outcome.

Sobriety Court Lawyer in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

By working with Michigan Sobriety Court, you can avoid vehicle immobilization or forfeiture along with driver responsibility fees, jail time, or other penalties. There are many conditions that come with a restricted license, however, and we will help you understand every detail of your case so that you can maneuver through this probationary period. We can also help you explore post-conviction options or defend you from ignition interlock violation and other additional charges.

Our statewide attorneys combine for over 100 years of legal experience and have extensive knowledge of drunk driving defense law and alcohol treatment options in the state. We will immediately begin fighting to protect your constitutional rights and keep you free from unnecessary restrictions on your freedom in any of Michigan’s 83 counties. Our team of DUI defense lawyers has experience working in all types of courts, and can represent you throughout your OWI or Sobriety Court case.

Proven Criminal Defense Results in Drunk Driving Cases

When you hire an attorney to protect your right to drive along with other important aspects of your freedom, don't settle for anything less than a top-tier legal team. Grabel & Associates has established a reputation as one of Michigan’s best criminal defense firms, and has effectively utilized dynamic and innovative strategies to assist clients in even the most complex cases. Look over our proven results and see why Scott Grabel and the experienced team at our DUI defense firm are renowned for their ability to achieve unrivaled results in Operating While Intoxicated cases.

Contact Scott Grabel, Sobriety Court Defense Lawyer

Call us toll free at 1-800-342-7896 anytime to speak with a competent drunk driving case analyst concerning your charges. Whatever criminal charge you face, we can represent you in the pre-file, trial, or post-conviction stage. You can also set up a free consultation with acclaimed trial lawyer Scott Grabel, who has been defending clients throughout the state for over a decade. Contact us online or call us now, we are standing by 24/7 to begin defending you in your drunk driving case.