Facing Drunk Driving Charges? (DUI/DWI/OWI)
People facing criminal charges for drinking and driving often feel overwhelmed. For many, a DUI arrest is their first encounter with law enforcement. Relax. Your life is not over. Yes, the drunk driving charges are serious. However, with the help of a criminal defense attorney, you can be certain that your rights will be protected.
Drunk Driving Defense
Our criminal defense attorneys handle all levels of drunk driving charges — OWI (operating while intoxicated, commonly referred to as DUI or DWI) and OWVI (operating while visibly impaired):
- First-offense DUI/OWI (misdemeanor)
- Second-offense DUI/OWI (misdemeanor)
- Third-offense DUI/OWI (felony)
- Underage DUI/OWI (misdemeanor)
Under recent DUI/OWI laws passed in Michigan, anyone arrested for third-offense drunk driving will face felony drunk driving charges, regardless of the amount of time that has passed between prior offenses. With so much at stake, it is essential to have an experienced DUI/OWI attorney on your side.
Drunk driving charges can be overcome. As criminal defense attorneys, we know what it takes to succeed in drunk driving defense cases. We use our skills and experience to develop an effective defense strategy.
In our case preparation, we review all evidence the prosecution has against you. In many cases, there may be technical deficiencies that can be beneficial to your case. We investigate the police officer’s methods: Was there probable cause for the traffic stop? Were field sobriety tests conducted appropriately? Were confusing or unconventional roadside tests used? Was the Breathalyzer test calibrated appropriately? Could there be errors in BAC (blood alcohol content) results?
We gather this evidence and work diligently to weaken the case against you. In addition, if you are facing a revoked license as a result of your DUI arrest, we work to protect your driving privileges.