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Even when you know that Michigan drunk driving laws are tough, it is possible to make a mistake that could lead to life-changing implications. An arrest for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) can lead to a suspension of your driver’s license, affecting your life personally and professionally. Plus, drunk driving is a crime. There is the possibility that you could be sentenced to jail, along with hefty fines. You will have a conviction on your criminal record, affecting your future.

Many people assume that it is best to accept the punishment for OWI, but it is a mistake to not mount a solid defense to the charges. David G. Moore, Attorney at Law, is prepared to fight the allegations in court, as actions by police and BAC tests are still subject to legal challenges. Plus, you may benefit from looking into options for mitigation of the charges. From the moment of your arrest to later stages of the process, legal counsel is crucial to ensure protections of your rights.

To learn more about how David G. Moore, Attorney at Law, will support you with drunk driving charges, please contact us to speak to a Grand Rapids OWI lawyer.

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frequently asked questions

  • What is the typical timeline for resolving a Grand Rapids OWI case?
    The case starts with an arrest and arraignment, and there may be court appearances and motion hearings during pretrial. The trial and sentencing is the final stage, so the entire process could take several weeks.
  • How do judges sentence people convicted of drunk driving in Michigan?
    For a first offense, a court may order up to 93 days’ incarceration and a $500 fine. A second conviction could result in a maximum jail sentence of one year, along with a fine up to $1,000.
  • Does a OWI affect my driver’s license?
    Your driving privileges will be suspended for at least 6 months for a first offense. It could be up to a year for high BAC cases where the driver tested at .17 percent or higher.
  • What if I refuse to blow in a Michigan OWI?
    The state implied consent law applies, so there are penalties if you do not submit to chemical testing. Your driver’s license is suspended for a year for a first refusal.
  • Do I have any defenses to OWI charges?
    There are ways to fight the charges, starting with the roadside stop. Police must have reasonable suspicion of drunk driving to pull you over, and they need probable cause to arrest. Another potential defense is contesting the results of chemical testing.
  • How can I choose the right fit with a defense attorney?
    It is critical to work with a lawyer who has specific experience with Grand Rapids OWIs. Find out about the number of trials, cases resolved by plea bargain, and related details.