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Southfield OWI 1st Offense Attorney

Operating While Intoxicated, sometimes referred to as OWI or DUI, is a charge that results when a person drives a vehicle in a place open to the public after consuming alcohol. For first time offenders, OWI investigation and charges can be extremely stressful, especially with potentially life-changing penalties on the line. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates work with clients facing all kinds of drunk driving charges, and we know what it takes to win in first offense OWI cases in Southfield. Contact our drunk driving defense team now for a free case analysis, and learn more about how you can fight back against Operating While Intoxicated accusations. Our lawyers understand the legal issues involved in OWI cases, as well as what your rights are and how you can use them to your advantage as you fight back against aggressive police and prosecutors. Take action early on in your case to guard against conviction and the serious consequences that can result. Our team is available 24/7 to begin fighting OWI charges with you.

Trial lawyer Scott Grabel has dedicated his life to defending the wrongly accused, and is committed to doing whatever it takes to protect you or your loved one throughout the criminal defense process. Our team knows how much is at stake and is truly concerned with your best interests and final case results, and every step we take throughout your case will reflect that. With over a decade of experience defending clients in first offense OWI cases, our attorneys know what it takes to win and are prepared to begin applying our proven tactics to your case right away. Contact Grabel & Associates right away to begin your fight for justice.

Operating While Intoxicated First Offense in Southfield

Operating While Intoxicated laws state that anyone who operates a motor vehicle in any place open to the public (including a parking lot) can face conviction if they are under the influence of liquor or another intoxicating substance, or if they are operating a vehicle with a BAC over the legal limit of 0.08%. While most times, intoxication will not result unless a person has a BAC over the legal limit, some people are less tolerant of alcohol and the law is phrased so that these people can be punished for drunk driving as well.

Unfortunately, wrongful conviction is very possible, even in cases with BAC evidence. Breathalyzers, especially roadside tests, are notoriously unreliable, and field sobriety tests are even worse. Additionally, dietary issues, mouth alcohol, or rising blood alcohol can warp the results of a test. There are many additional issues that should be considered as well, including probable cause for a stop, and our lawyers will go over every detail of your case with you before advising you on your next steps. Call or contact us online now for more information on fighting 1st offense OWI charges in Southfield.

Criminal Penalties for Southfield 1st Offense OWI

If convicted of a first offense Operating While Intoxicated charge, the following penalties could result:

  • Up to 93 days in jail.
  • A fine of up to $500.
  • A 6 month license suspension.
  • Community service.
  • Vehicle immobilization.
  • DUI classes.
  • A misdemeanor record.

Fight back against these harsh potential penalties and the other negative effects that can result from a DUI case and conviction. With potential job loss, the inability to go to some graduate schools, difficulty obtaining loans, and more on the line, it is critical to do whatever you can to fight back early on in the process. Grabel & Associates is available now to guide you through what you need to do if you want to achieve a favorable case outcome.

Best OWI First Offense Representation

At the Southfield drunk driving defense firm of Grabel & Associates, our attorneys are committed to putting in the time and effort needed to guide clients to exceptional case results. We know the strategies that are most effective in first time offender’s cases, and will work to guide you to a great case result, such as a deferred sentence, favorable plea deal, or even a case dismissal. Contact us now for free initial guidance in your OWI case.

Southfield Drunk Driving 1st Offense Lawyers Available Now

Call 1-800-342-7896 for a free initial case consultation, and learn more about how to protect against DUI conviction in Southfield. We are always available, and can also be reached online through this website. Contact our firm now for exceptional defense throughout every stage of your case.

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.