Third OWI Offense in Lansing
Some of the most serious DUI charges a person can face are OWI charges after two previous convictions. Unlike first and second offense Operating While Intoxicated charges which can lead to misdemeanor conviction, a third offense could result in felony conviction and the corresponding sentence, which carries greatly enhanced potential punishment. Anyone who has previous DUI convictions on record who is faced with a new accusation needs to contact an experienced Lansing drunk driving defense lawyer as soon as possible. If you have been questioned in connection with alleged intoxicated driving, or arrested for drunk driving, police and prosecutors will already be aggressively working to gather evidence against you in efforts to take your driving privileges away and put you behind bars for as long as possible. Protect yourself against wrongful conviction and potentially life-altering punishments with Grabel & Associates; we are available now for anyone in Michigan facing 3rd offense DUI charges.
Operating While Intoxicated Defense Attorney in Michigan
Attorney Scott Grabel is recognized state and nationwide as a premier provider of DUI defense, and under his direction our firm has effectively challenged DUI prosecutors in Lansing and throughout Michigan in Operating While Intoxicated cases for over 10 years. Through thousands of unique criminal defense situations, we have gained unrivaled insight into the Michigan court system and an unmatched understanding of the strategies that are effective in OWI cases. Grabel & Associates is dedicated to always being available for clients, and we work to help those accused of OWI understand how the law and certain legal issues could affect their case, and how the specifics of a case should affect the way it is defended.
24/7 DUI Defense in Lansing, MI – Felony Drunk Driving Defense
Our team is available 24/7 for clients in Lansing felony OWI cases and all other drunk driving related cases, and will immediately provide you with a free initial case consultation as soon as you contact our firm. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with an experienced attorney, as every minute can be critical in a drunk driving investigation. We are ready now to stand with you in your fight for a just case result.
3rd Offense OWI Felony Drunk Driving in Lansing – Criminal Defense Lawyer
Throughout the state of Michigan, it is illegal to drive while impaired by alcohol, or with a blood alcohol content level over 0.08%. Though special conditions exist for commercial drivers and underage drivers, most OWI cases involve a high BAC of over 0.08%. Though OWI can result if officers have other convincing evidence to demonstrate that a person was impaired despite a BAC below the legal limit, most cases involve blood alcohol to at least some extent.
First and second offense OWI cases can lead to misdemeanor conviction, but a third offense will result in felony charges. Along with DUI causing injury or death, or drunk driving with a child in the vehicle, third offense OWI in Lansing is one of the most serious DUI-related offenses a person can face.
Penalties for 3rd Offense DUI in Michigan
If convicted of a third drunk driving offense, you will be subject to the following penalties:
- Between 1 and 5 years in jail.
- A fine of up to $5,000.
- Up to 180 days of community service.
- License revocation for 5 years, mandatory appeal hearing to win back your license.
- License plate confiscation and inability to register another vehicle.
- Vehicle forfeiture, or immobilization.
- IID installation upon regaining license.
Fight back against these serious potential penalties now with Grabel & Associates. We are always available to begin answering questions you may have about past offenses, the relevancy of past convictions for sentencing, and the potential defense approaches that could be used in your case.
Our Approach to Michigan Drunk Driving Defense
At Grabel & Associates, we know how easily a person can be wrongly convicted if they do not have an experienced attorney on their side who understands DUI charges and how to challenge evidence in Operating While Intoxicated cases. Our attorneys will work to develop an individualized defense approach based on the unique details of your felony OWI case, and fight to have your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed. Our proven results show why we are respected as a leader in Lansing DUI defense, and we will do all we can to help you avoid unnecessarily harsh punishment in your criminal case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 DUI Defense
To speak with a lawyer concerning drunk driving defense in Lansing, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online now. We are available 24/7 to provide you with a free initial case consultation.