If you’re arrested in Michigan for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, you face severe penalties that include jail time, fines and the loss of your license, not to mention higher insurance premiums in the future. This is not a traffic offense that you can hope to fight yourself. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney with the knowledge and resources to challenge police procedures and forensic evidence. At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, we have represented accused clients in the Grand Rapids area for more than 20 years. We have a solid track record when it comes to reduced sentences, dismissals and acquittals. While no attorney can guarantee results, we can promise highly professional representation that protects your rights and works diligently for the best possible results.
Michigan has two types of formal DUI charges: Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI) and Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). An OWVI charge is based on an officer’s assessment of your driving and is not dependent on any particular level of alcohol or drug consumption. OWI is most often based on a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) as determined through a chemical test:
The penalties for OWI depend on whether there have been prior OWI convictions within a certain time period.
OWI convictions often come with other assorted penalties, such as penalty points, community service, probation, license plate confiscation, vehicle immobilization, ignition interlock device installation and vehicle forfeiture. With so much to lose, you owe it to yourself and your family to retain the best legal representation you can find.
The Van Den Heuvel Law Office provides aggressive OWI defense representation that challenges the case against you. Learn how a defense lawyers with more than 20 years of experience can improve your chances of a favorable outcome. Call our Grand Rapids office at 616-698-0000 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. We can also conduct your appointment via Skype.
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