A Michigan drunk driving charge is very serious. You must treat this charge as potentially life-changing. Many lawyers make a great deal of money on these cases by pleading people guilty to the offense of "operating while visibly impaired" (OWVI) without ever exploring a defense. An OWVI counts as a drunk driving conviction, and a Michigan drunk driving conviction can:
- Result in a jail term or imprisonment
- Loss of driving privileges and automobile forfeiture
- Collateral consequences on professional and occupational licenses
- Steep fines, costs, and driver responsibility fees
- Probation, community service, and work programs
- A Michigan drunk driving conviction cannot be expunged, set aside, or taken under advisement. A lot of people think that the courts simply want their money. No, to the contrary, the courts and the prosecutors demand money and a whole lot more.
A drunk driving charge is one of the most serious crimes that an ordinary everyday person might face in a lifetime, and most of our clients have never faced a criminal charge. Drunk driving cases are also some of the most complicated offenses for a criminal defense lawyer to handle, with an emphasis on scientific and highly technical defenses. But the good news is that these cases can be won, and you've been lucky enough to stumble across a law firm that has focused on drunk driving defense for over a decade and a half. With years of training and experience in field sobriety testing, breath testing, urine analysis, and blood testing, you have found one of Michigan's leading drunk driving defense firms. Call us right now so we can put our experience, training, and knowledge to work for you!