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Operating Under the Influence of Liquor

DUI Defense Lawyers Representing Clients in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan Charged with OUIL

In Michigan, you can be convicted of operating under the influence of liquor regardless of your BAC (blood alcohol content) at the time of your arrest. Police only have to prove that your ability to operate a vehicle in a safe manner was affected by alcohol, even if your BAC was below the state's legal limit of 0.08%. The highly skilled DUI defense team at Grabel & Associates knows how to protect your legal rights and freedom through aggressive, effective defense strategies. Regardless of the stage your case is in, we will work vigorously to protect you from a conviction and the resulting criminal penalties.

We understand what it takes to win an OUIL case, and have successfully defended clients charged with operating under the influence of alcohol across the state. In order to avoid substantial fines, jail time, suspension or revocation of your driver's license and other penalties, it is critical to obtain the legal guidance and support of a capable Michigan OUIL defense attorney.

OUIL Charge for Drunk Driving in Michigan

For drivers age 21 and over, Michigan's legal blood alcohol limit is 0.08%; for commercial drivers, the legal limit is 0.04%. However, it is important to note your BAC does not have to be above the legal limit to be charged with OUIL, as even a trace of alcohol in your system could result in criminal charges if police have reason to believe that consuming alcoholic liquor impacted your ability to drive safely. Regardless of whether you are convicted of criminal charges, other penalties and/or fines may apply if administrative charges are filed by the Michigan DMV. The moment you are accused of driving under the influence or questioned by police, contact a skilled attorney. This is the most important step you can take to protect your legal rights, freedom, and driver's license.

Being charged with OUIL is stressful and frightening; our team will keep you apprised throughout every stage of the criminal process, helping you decide the most effective course of action to protect your future and freedom. With more than a decade of experience in regards to drunk driving offenses, our firm has what it takes to ensure success in your fight for justice. We urge you to contact our Michigan drunk driving defense firm now to begin fighting police and prosecutors, who will be vigorous in their efforts to secure a conviction.

Michigan OUIL Criminal Penalties

The penalties for a conviction for operating under the influence of liquor are harsh; in fact, you will likely be charged with OWI, or operating while intoxicated. Penalties for a first-time conviction include six month driver's license suspension, up to 93 days in jail, driver responsibility fees, and fines of as much as $500. Other penalties including community service and vehicle immobilization are also possibilities.

If you are a second- or third-time offender, the penalties will become even harsher. By contacting a seasoned DUI attorney immediately, you can learn about the various penalties which may apply in your unique situation. Our highly regarded team of Michigan criminal defense lawyers are available now to address any legal questions you may have, and to advise you of the penalties found in the Michigan Vehicle Code. We believe in an informed client, and are dedicated to providing you with an outstanding defense. We take a comprehensive approach which has proven successful in countless criminal cases across the state.

Contact Michigan OUIL Defense Attorney Scott Grabel Today

Grabel & Associates is dedicated to protecting our client's legal rights, and defending against harsh penalties such as potential jail time, fines, and driver's license suspension or revocation. We believe in a personal one-on-one approach, and will work with you to determine the most effective course of legal action, thoroughly analyzing every detail of your case. Our vast experience defending individuals who have been accused of OUIL where BAC is under the legal limit of 0.08% gives our firm and our clients an edge over other law firms.

We urge you to contact us now for aggressive defense in your OUIL case; our experience case analyst is standing by for your call. Call our toll-free number now at 1-800-342-7896 for unsurpassed legal guidance and representation.

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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.
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.
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.