Wood & Associates: Attorneys At Law

DUI Law

One mistake shouldn't cost you your freedom

Operating While Impaired (OWI) and other related charges can carry harsh penalties. If you have been charged with driving or boating under the influence, you need a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who will fight to get the charge reduced or dismissed. Our firm has successfully defended many OWI charges in Battle Creek, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, MI.

OWI Penalties

First OWI Penalties:

  • Fines from $100-$500
  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • Up to 360 hours community service
  • Driver’s license suspension for 30 days followed by restrictions for 150 days
  • Six points added to your driving record
  • Probation

Second OWI Penalties:

  • Fines from $200-$1,000
  • Jail time from five days to one year
  • 30-90 days community service
  • License sanction up to one year
  • Six points added to your driving record
  • Probation

Third OWI Penalties:

  • Felony punishable by a mandatory 30 days in jail, up to 5 years
  • Mandatory one year driver license suspension
  • Vehicle impound and forfeiture
  • Probation

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

A BAC of 0.17 or higher increases penalties

For those under 21, there is zero tolerance for a BAC of .02-.07 

I can't say enough about how above and beyond Brigette Booser went for our family when we were in need of her legal counsel. She was very professional, compassionate, attentive, and incredibly intelligent."

Jim Bunn

DUI Law Specifics:

Under Michigan’s Implied Consent Law, all drivers are required to take a chemical test to determine their blood alcohol content (BAC) if they are suspected to be operating under the influence. Drivers provide this consent when they receive their license, and refusal to take a test may result in a hard suspension of a license for one year. However, with a good defense attorney, appealing to the Secretary of State may result in a dismissal of the hard suspension.

If you have had your license suspended permanently for alcohol related offenses, Wood and Associates PLLC can help. Our experienced attorneys can help you get your license back by filing an appeal to the secretary state or the circuit court on your behalf.

Having narcotics in your system is treated similarly to alcohol, though there are some exceptions for medical marijuana.

When you work with Wood & Associates PLLC, we will explain the strategies for getting your charge reduced or dismissed and partner with you to protect your rights and freedom. Call us today to connect with a DUI Attorney.