Category Archives: Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence (DUI), or driving while intoxicated (DWI), is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely. People who receive multiple DUI offenses are often people struggling with alcoholism or alcohol dependence.

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Shelby Township, Michigan, OWI Defense Attorneys

As you may have learned recently, enforcement of laws against impaired driving is extremely active in southeast Michigan. The consequences of any charge of operating while intoxicated (OWI) — sometimes referred to as DWI, DUI, OWIL, OUI, or simply drunk driving — can be severe and life-changing.

If you or a family member has been charged with OWI or another alcohol-related offense such as minor in possession (MIP), please contact a criminal and traffic defense lawyer at Michigan Law Services, PLLC.  We will evaluate your situation free of charge, and work to fight against a conviction or minimize consequences for you.

Knowing the Penalties and Your Legal Options Is Essential

Facing even a “basic” first-offense OWI charge without an effective lawyer is a serious risk.  If you have other such charges on your record — even over a decade old — or there are aggravating factors such as an accident, this decision becomes even more critical.  Jail time is a clear possibility, along with large fines, long-term drivers’ license suspension and dramatically increased insurance rates.

Investigating Your OWI Arrest and Pursuing All Defense Angles

We know the laws and have experience handling OWIs in tough-enforcing courts throughout the area — including those in Clinton Township, Warren, Roseville, Mt. Clemens and Rochester.  To help you understand what is at stake, we can readily assess your casei-prac-drunkdrivingowi based on factors such as:

  • Your prior criminal record, including previous OWI or other alcohol/drug-related offenses
  • The full circumstances of your arrest
  • The Michigan city and county in which you were arrested

It is possible to win dismissals and acqu
ittals in OWI cases.  In order to determine how best to handle your situation, we will look at issues such as:

  • Whether the police had probable cause and reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle and arrest you
  • The validity of your Breathalyzer and other physical test results, in light of other successful OWI defense cases
  • The conduct of law enforcement officials throughout your arrest and detention

We have the experience — including direct insight into prosecutors’ approaches and techniques — to determine the best defense for you in any OWI case, including those involving an off-road vehicle or impaired/drunk boating. You can depend on us for an all-out effort to help you emerge with the best consequences possible.