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DUI Information Center

Aggressive DUI Attorneys Provide a Resource Center For Those Charged with a DUI Throughout Michigan

In the state of Michigan, DUI (driving under the influence) is a criminal offense that is punished very harshly. Some of the terms used interchangeably for DUI include OUI, OWI, and DWI - all essentially mean operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/alcohol or drugs. Other terms you may hear depending on the charge include OUIL and OWVI. Regardless of the drunk driving offense, it is crucial to your freedom and future to consult with a capable and aggressive Michigan DUI defense attorney. At Grabel & Associates, we want to help those who have been charged with a drunk driving offense or who have family members who have been arrested have a clearer understanding of the laws in Michigan, penalties, and more.

A conviction for DUI will leave you facing serious penalties depending on whether it is your first, second, or third offense. These penalties include possible jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension, community service, vehicle immobilization or forfeiture, alcohol treatment programs, and more. The fact is, being convicted of driving under the influence could not only potentially cost you your freedom and driving privileges, but your career and reputation as well. However, it is important to note that being charged with a DUI offense does not mean that a conviction is inevitable, particularly if you have an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer on your side.

As trusted Michigan drunk driving defense attorneys, we know the mistakes that can be made in the process of an arrest; we also know that while police may err, equipment used in chemical, blood, and breath testing is not always properly calibrated, which can result in false positives. The fact that you have been arrested or charged does not indicate your guilt; we will work vigorously to protect you from a conviction, and the resulting criminal penalties. Police must have reasonable suspicion to pull you over initially. Our firm will challenge the evidence, and aggressively question police procedure, test reliability, and more in fighting the charges against you. We have a proven record for obtaining positive results for clients accused of DUI.

It is also important to note that your driver's license may be suspended if you refused a request by police to submit to a blood, breath, or urine test following your arrest. This is the case regardless of whether you are convicted of DUI under Michigan's Implied Consent Law. It is critical you secure the support of an experienced Michigan DUI defense lawyer who will provide legal guidance and representation throughout both the criminal and administrative aspects of your DUI case.

Individuals who have been arrested or charged with a drunk driving offense can rely on Grabel & Associates for outstanding legal guidance. Our experience, skill, and dedicated approach make our firm the best choice whether you have just been arrested, or have already been convicted of a DUI offense, as we offer post-conviction services as well. We urge you to contact our office immediately for a free consultation at 1-800-342-7896.

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Scott and Bob achieved exactly the result I was looking for. They were prompt and effective. If I ever have any other legal issues (which hopefully I don't)... I'd certainly work with them again. M. C.
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Scott Grabel was kind enough to look into my situation and take his time to speak with me free of charge. Most attorneys will not do that. He gave me reassurance that I had nothing to worry about. If I am ever in need of an attorney in the future I will be calling Scott Grabel and will highly recommend him to anyone with a legal issue. G. K.
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Highly recommended lawyer! Mr. Grabel is very professional and knowledgable. My case happened suddenly on Saturday, but Mr. Grabel is 24/7 on call, which was what I needed. I called on Saturday night and the front desk told me I would hear back from the lawyer shortly. Only 30mins later, I got a call from Mr. Grabel himself and he eased my anxiety quickly by explaining the situation and options I had. I knew I was in good hands. ... Z. W.