DUI Probation Lawyer
OWI Defense Attorneys Representing Clients in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan with Post-Conviction and Probation Violation Issues
In Michigan, probation is a fairly common sentence for individuals convicted of an OWI offense, particularly first-time offenders. Essentially, probation is a "test period" where an individual has the opportunity to prove to the judge that he or she is capable of complying with the law, and refraining from operating a motor vehicle when intoxicated due to the consumption of alcohol and/or drugs. At Grabel & Associates, we understand the serious consequences of violating probation, and are dedicated to fighting on your behalf to protect you from further punishment.
Whether you have been charged with DUI, OWI, OUIL, or any drunk driving offense, our talented team of Michigan DUI attorneys is capable of providing outstanding legal representation throughout every stage of the process. Severe consequences face you when convicted of operating a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%, including potential jail time, community service, driver's license suspension, fines, and DUI probation. Probationary terms and the length of time you will be on probation depend on the details of your unique case. Frequently, those convicted are unaware of every detail or term of their probation. It is critical you contact our office now if you have questions regarding probation, or have been arrested for drunk driving.
Michigan Intoxicated Driving Probation Attorney
When accused of violating probation terms, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our team is dedicated to protecting your constitutional rights; we work with clients involved in the most difficult drunk driving and traffic violation cases, fighting aggressively to help regain your freedom and privilege to drive.
Depending on the nature of the OWI offense you have been convicted of, the length of probation may vary from six months to several years. There are numerous requirements, which must be met when placed on probation, and while the terms may vary from one case to another, they generally include:
- Regular meetings with your probation officer
- Payment of court costs and fines
- Community service or participation in a work program
- Reporting to probation officer regarding any potential new criminal charges you may be facing, or encounters with police/law enforcement
- Attendance of AA or other approved drug counseling/alcohol program; some individuals are required to participate in in-patient or out-patient rehabilitation programs
- Abstinence from the use of alcohol or controlled drugs and narcotics
Violating any of the terms of your probation could leave you facing increased criminal penalties. We urge you to contact our team of highly regarded Michigan criminal defense lawyers now for aggressive protection against further penalties and restrictions on your freedom.
Contact Michigan OWI Probation Attorney Scott Grabel Now
As with any other criminal offense, you are entitled to due process of the law when accused of violating the terms of your probation. Your probation officer may not decide your guilt and take action when he or she suspects you have violated probation, or even committed a new crime. Regardless, your probation officer may relay his or her suspicions to the court or prosecutor. It is imperative you consult with an attorney who is aggressive and effective in cases involving probation violation.
Contact Grabel & Associates today at 1-800-783-4448 for a free evaluation of your case.