Kalamazoo DUI Attorneys
Representation for Drunk Driving Charges Throughout Western Michigan
Are you facing charges for driving under the influence in Michigan? A conviction on drunk driving or OWI charges has serious consequences, from losing your license to serving jail time. Beyond the potential criminal penalties, you face collateral consequences such as increased auto insurance premiums and damage to your personal reputation.
Being charged with drunk driving is a serious matter and must be handled properly in order to protect your rights, your livelihood and your criminal record. As with any criminal charge, the burden of proof is on the state. You need an attorney who will make sure that you are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
At Willis Law, we defend individuals facing DUI, DWI and all other alcohol-related driving offenses throughout western Michigan. We fight for the most positive possible outcome. If you have been arrested for an offense related to drunk driving, the police are not on your side. You need a OWI attorney in Kalamazoo, MI looking out for your best interest.
You do not have to face these charges alone. Get the help of our Kalamazoo DUI attorneys today by calling for a FREE consultation!
Exposing the Holes in the Prosecution's Case
Remember, just because you have been charged with drunk driving or OWI doesn't mean you are guilty. Mistakes do happen. Examples include improper traffic stops, failure by the police to use proper arrest procedures, a faulty field sobriety test (FST) and a faulty blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test.
If there are holes in the state's case against you, we will work to expose them and use those mistakes in your defense. Remember, you do not have to take a personal breath test (PBT) or comply with any other request for a roadside sobriety test. Officers must keep their DataMaster machines up-to-date or breath results can be thrown out and charges can be dismissed.
Michigan OWI and OWVI Defense
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated means that you were unable to safely operate the vehicle due to a high level of drugs or alcohol in your system. It is imperative that you hire an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Penalties for first offenses can include up to 93 days in jail, significant fines, installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle and more. Penalties increase exponentially on multiple offenses.
You do not have to fail a blood test or a field sobriety test in order to be arrested for operating a vehicle while visually impaired. This determination is at the discretion of the arresting officer, but the penalties can be just as severe as an OWI conviction. You can rely on us to get to the truth behind your arrest and to protect your rights throughout the entire process.
Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges
In any OWI defense, our first goal is to have the charges against our client dismissed. If that is not possible, we will fight to have the charges and penalties reduced or dismissed and to keep a damaging OWI conviction off the record. In addition to fighting the drunk driving charges you face, you can rely on us to handle the administrative issues surrounding your driver's license, including driver's license appeals.
At Willis Law, our DUI attorneys in Michigan provide skilled representation to people in West Michigan who find themselves facing drunk driving charges such as:
- Operating while intoxicated (OWI) or visibly impaired (OWVI) — First, second and third offenses
- High BAC or "super drunk"
- Operating while intoxicated causing death — OWI causing death
- Operating while visibly impaired causing death - OWVI causing death
- Operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury
- Reckless driving causing death
Available 24/7 for Your Convenience
Our experienced Kalamazoo DUI lawyers will leave no stone unturned in your defense. We are committed to our clients' success and will work to protect your rights and future. We represent clients in Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids, MI.
Contact us 24/7 for your free initial consultation with a Michigan drunk driving attorney. Ask about our student, senior and military discounts.
Michael J. Willis J.D., C.P.A.
Shaun P. Willis J.D.
Frank D. Willis J.D.
Donald H. Smith
Mariko C. Willis
Samuel R. Gilbertson J.D.
Verelle Kirkwood J.D.
Kristyn Meylenberg J.D.