OWVI: Operating While Visibly Impaired

Aggressive Defense Against Operating While Visibly Impaired Charges Throughout Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, St. Joseph, Berrien County and Western Michigan

You don't have to fail a breath or blood test or field sobriety test to be arrested for operating while visibly impaired. Arrests for OWVI are solely at the discretion of the arresting officer. If he or she observes that you are unable to operate the vehicle, you can be charged with OWVI.

The Michigan attorneys of Willis Law defend clients charged with OWVI throughout western Michigan. You can rely on us to guide you through the process while protecting your rights and advocating in your best interest.

OWVI Penalties for Conviction

Potential penalties for an OWVI conviction include:

OWVI 1st Offense- Operating While Visibly Impaired -Michigan OWVI First Offense

  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • Up to 2 years probation
  • Up to $300 in fines
  • 360 hours (45 days) of community service
  • 3 month driver's license restrictions

OWVI 2nd Offense - Operating While Visibly Impaired - Michigan OWVI Second Offense

  • Minimum 5 days jail
  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to 2 years probation
  • Fines of $200 to $1,000
  • Not less than 30 days or not more than 90 days of community service
  • Possible order of ignition interlock device during probation
  • Mandatory immobilization of your vehicle
  • Minimum 1 year revocation of driver's license

OWVI 3rd Offense- Felony Operating While Visibly Impaired III-Felony Michigan OWVI Third Offense

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Probation with jail not less than 30 days nor more than 1 year
  • Fines of $500 to $5,000
  • 60 to 180 days of community service
  • Possible order of ignition interlock device during probation
  • Mandatory immobilization of vehicle
  • Minimum 5 years revocation of driver's license

To arrange a free initial consultation about your case, please contact our OWVI defense lawyers by e-mail or call (888) 461-7744. From offices in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and Grand Rapids, we represent clients throughout western Michigan. We offer discounts to students, seniors and members of the military.

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