There are a number of situations and circumstances that may lead to an individual being pulled over and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. In Michigan drunk driving charges are referred to as operating while intoxicated and individuals who face OWI charges are subject to costly fines, time in jail and the suspension of one’s driver’s license.
In addition to the direct consequences of a DUI, an individual's relationships with family, friends and co-workers may be adversely impacted as can one's ability to find or keep a job. Given the high stakes, individuals who are arrested for DUI or OWI would be wise to contact a criminal defense attorney.
Contrary to what many individuals likely believe, a drunk driving arrest does not always equate to a drunk driving conviction. During 2014, a total of 34,393 drivers were arrested in Michigan of OWI. Of these, less than half or 48 percent were convicted.
A criminal defense attorney will thoroughly review an individual's case and investigate all related evidence. In some cases, an arresting police officer may have failed to follow procedural laws and an attorney will motion to dismiss all criminal charges. In other cases evidence related to field sobriety, blood alcohol and other chemical tests may be questioned and challenged.
For Michigan residents who are facing drunk driving charges, the attorneys at The Aggressive Criminal Defense Law Firm will fight on your behalf. We have a successful and proven track record of helping residents in the greater Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids area who are facing drunk driving or OWI charges.
Madd.org, "Drunk Driving: Michigan," May 8, 2015