Grand Rapids DUI & OWI Defense
Under Michigan law, a driving under the influence (DUI) charge — officially called operating while intoxicated (OWI) — carries harsh criminal penalties such as fines, costs, probation and potentially incarceration.
It also results in driver’s license sanctions imposed by the Michigan Secretary of State, the effects of which are often worse than the criminal penalties. These include a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, a restricted license, vehicle immobilization or an ignition interlock device. If convicted, you are not eligible for diversion and you cannot expunge an OWI conviction.
If you have been charged with an OWI, it is important to contact an experienced DUI attorney to review your case. It is critical to review every detail surrounding the traffic stop and the administration of the preliminary breathalyzer test (PBT). Retain a criminal defense attorney who knows how to defend against a DUI charge.