Knowing when you are over the limit can be difficult, especially if you only had a few drinks. Unfortunately, even being slightly over the limit can result in serious penalties upon conviction. You could risk losing your license, significant fines even jail time.
If you are pulled over or arrested for driving while under the influence, you should remain polite and cooperative but DO NOT make any confessions or admissions to anyone. It is vital that you seek an experienced criminal defense attorney before making any statements to the police or other law enforcement officials.
At Shaw Law Group, PLC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our legal team is experienced in the defense of our clients who have been pulled over and arrested for drunk driving.
Know your rights. Protect your future.
Drunk Driving (DWI/OUI) Attorneys
In the state of Michigan, .08 is considered over the limit. Even if you blow a .07, you will not be charged so, in these cases, accurate readings of Breathalyzers and other tests are critical for prosecutors to prove your guilt. An experienced attorney from our firm will review the facts and evidence presented against you, and provide an aggressive defense to defeat charges. A conviction for Operating while Intoxicated (OWI), Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI), or Operating with the Presence of a Controlled Substance (OWPCS) can also result in the loss of your license, so it is critical to get an attorney involved in your case as soon as possible.
Our Grand Rapids drunk driving defense lawyers handle cases involving:
- Drunk Driving - Unlawful Bodily Alcohol Level .08 (UBAL)
- Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)
- Operating while visually impaired (OWVI)
- Minors caught drunk driving - Zero Tolerance or Minor BAC
- Drunk driving accidents
- Super drunk driving offences
Defeat Your Charges and Protect Your Rights
Challenging DUI/DWI can be complicated, but with experienced advocacy on your side, there are many ways to prevent criminal charges in your case. Our firm will review the evidence to ensure that the stop itself was proper and legal. We will challenge Breathalyzer and blood test evidence. We will also determine whether your charges can be reduced to a lower offense so that you won't lose your license. Our attorneys will explore all of your options to reduce charges and plea bargain away other offenses, including drug offences and speeding tickets.
We can help you understand your options and develop a legal strategy to protect your rights. Call 616-828-0216 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Grand Rapids drunk driving defense lawyers.