Fourth Offense DUI Sentencing
Michigan DUI Defense Lawyer Representing Clients Charged with Felony Drunk Driving OWI Repeat Offender in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan
In Michigan, any drunk driving related charge will leave you facing serious and life-changing criminal penalties if convicted, whether a first, second, third, or subsequent offense. A fourth DUI offense should be taken very seriously, as a conviction will result in loss of your freedom, driving privileges, and leave you facing steep fines. Repeat offenders are punished extremely harshly in the state. It is critical you obtain the services of a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney right away. At Grabel & Associates, we are widely known across the state of Michigan for securing outstanding results for clients charged with DUI, OWI, OUIL, OWVI, and other related offenses.
Our felony OWI lawyers are highly capable, and understand what it takes to successfully defend charges of drunk driving, even when it is a 4th offense. Every individual has legal rights, which must be protected. Because you are facing felony charges as a repeat offender, it is important to choose an attorney who knows how to challenge evidence, discover whether chemical tests may be inaccurate, or if police or prosecutors may have violated the law in your arrest. Our goal is to ensure you avoid having your license revoked, substantial jail time, fines, and the other penalties typically handed down to those convicted.
Felony Charge Defense Lawyer Driving Under the Influence
In the state of Michigan, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content higher than 0.08%. For individuals under the age of 21, driving with any amount of alcohol in your system can lead to OWI charges. While police may arrest you for having a BAC over the legal limit, you may also be arrested regardless of test results if an officer determines by your appearance, speech, or actions that you are impaired. While first and second DUI offenses are typically charged as misdemeanors, a fourth offense will leave you facing felony charges.
The criminal defense attorneys with our firm understand the process involved in a drunk driving case, and the laws surrounding DUI. We work to prevent a wrongful conviction and the criminal penalties that result, closely scrutinizing every possible angle to protect your rights and freedom. Regardless of whether you have already been arrested or charged, or have simply been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, we urge you to contact Grabel & Associates now for outstanding legal representation in a 4th DUI offense case.
Michigan Criminal Penalties for Felony Fourth DUI Charges
The consequences you will face if convicted of a 4th DUI offense are severe. When accused of a felony drunk driving offense, you will face life-altering penalties if convicted, which may include a long prison term of up to 5 years, and fines of as much as $5,000. Additionally, you will spend a minimum of 30 days in jail, the minimum requirement under Michigan law. However, without the legal guidance and support of a seasoned Michigan DUI defense attorney, chances are you will face much harsher sentencing. You may also face court ordered attendance of an alcohol program, vehicle immobilization, up to 80 days of community service, and more.
When sentenced for a DUI 4th offense, one of the most serious penalties is license revocation for up to 5 years. When your driver's license is revoked, even after the revocation term has passed, it does not automatically mean your driving privileges will be restored. In fact, you will have to apply for license reinstatement through a DAAD hearing, which is a complex process requiring the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney. If convicted, you will also face substantial driver responsibility fees for two consecutive years. As you can see, it is urgent you have a qualified criminal defense lawyer in your corner who will work vigorously to protect you from a conviction and harsh sentencing. Contact Grabel & Associates now so that work can begin to protect you from unnecessary penalties.
Contact Grabel & Associates Now for Unsurpassed Drunk Driving Defense
A 4th DUI conviction will leave you with a criminal record, just as serious or violent crimes do. We cannot stress enough the importance of obtaining the guidance and support of a dedicated attorney who will do whatever it takes to protect you from a conviction and serious criminal penalties. Contact us today for a free evaluation at 1-800-342-7896.