High BAC 2nd Offense Attorney
Michigan Super Drunk Defense Lawyers Defending Clients in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan Facing High BAC OWI Charges
A high BAC or "super drunk" offense is one in which an individual's blood alcohol content has been found to be more than double Michigan's legal limit of 0.08%. When accused of this DUI offense, it is urgent to consult with an attorney who will fight a conviction, working to protect you against severe criminal penalties. At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan super drunk driving attorneys will vigorously defend your rights and freedom, working to protect your driving privileges and prevent jail time, substantial fines, and other harsh punishment.
Police and prosecutors work to obtain a conviction in high BAC OWI cases; whether you are facing a second offense charge or have been wrongly accused, it is important that you take swift action and consult with a capable DUI defense lawyer at once. Not only will we investigate the details of your unique case in order to effectively defend against a conviction and the resulting criminal penalties, our Michigan OWI defense firm is dedicated to keeping you apprised throughout the process, and guiding you every step of the way. Enhanced OWI penalties are severe, and will negatively impact not only your freedom and driving privileges, but your reputation and career as well. We urge you to contact Grabel & Associates now, or call our toll-free number.
Michigan High BAC 2nd Offense Charge
As mentioned above, the legal BAC limit in Michigan is 0.08%; however, if you are found to be operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of more than 0.17%, you will face enhanced, or increased, penalties. A first-time offender faces increased fines, jail time, and extended license suspension period. As a second-time or repeat offender you will likely face penalties applicable to a repeat OWI offender, which means harsher penalties. A high BAC second offense within 7 years of being charged with OWI means that throughout your DUI case, it is highly likely your blood alcohol content will be a huge factor, one that prosecutors will focus on. This is one reason it is essential to work with an aggressive criminal defense lawyer.
Our firm is widely known and respected throughout the state of Michigan for providing clients with effective legal representation. We have successfully defended many clients accused of DUI, OWI, OWPD, DWI, OUIL and other drunk or drugged driving offenses. We fight vigorously for justice, and invite those who have been charged with a high BAC offense to put our team in your corner.
Criminal Penalties for High Blood Alcohol Content 2nd Offense OWI in Michigan
A second offense super drunk or high BAC offense is considered a misdemeanor, just as a first offense OWI charge. As mentioned earlier, a second offense high BAC within 7 years of the first will result in more serious penalties, those typically applied in the case of an OWI repeat offender. If convicted, penalties may include a mandatory fine of up to $1,000, up to one year in jail, 90 days of community service, and possible vehicle immobilization. You will also be ordered to pay driver responsibility fees, and have your driver's license revoked for at least one year. Even after this one-year period, you must apply for a DAAD hearing, although there is no guarantee you will win back your privilege to drive. Ultimately, the best way to avoid harsh penalties and minimize the damage is to obtain the services of a skilled and confident Michigan high BAC defense lawyer.
Repeat Offenders Should Contact Our Michigan OWI Attorneys Immediately
The fact is, any individual who is accused of a high BAC 2nd offense is innocent until proven guilty. The DUI defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates will work vigorously to protect your innocence, digging deep to uncover any errors, mistakes, or violations which may be to your benefit throughout the criminal process. Some of the areas we will examine include whether there may have been chemical test errors, unlawful search and seizure, mistakes made by police and/or prosecutors, probable cause, and more. We will leave no stone unturned in our effort to have the charge against you dismissed or reduced.
Being charged with a super drunk offense should not be taken lightly; your reputation, career, professional license and more hang in the balance. As one of Michigan's top DUI defense firms, we urge you to contact us now at 1-800-342-7896 for a free evaluation of your case. We understand that OWI cases are time-sensitive, and are ready to begin work on yours immediately.