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Operating With the Presence of Drugs

OWPD Attorney Representing Clients in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout the State While Operating With the Presence of Drugs

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is highly dangerous, putting not only those who drive impaired at risk, but others as well. Michigan takes these types of offenses very seriously, cracking down hard on drug crime offenders. Unfortunately, it is fairly easy for an individual to be wrongfully convicted of OWPD, or Operating with the Presence of Drugs due to the tactics often used by police and prosecutors. At Grabel & Associates, our team of highly skilled Michigan OWPD defense attorneys work aggressively to protect our clients' legal rights, and to avoid a conviction and the potential consequences when at all possible.

It is critical that you obtain the legal guidance and support of a capable DUI defense lawyer when facing charges of operating a motor vehicle with any amount of a Schedule I drug in your body. Because of our extensive experience and skill in working with complex cases involving both drug crime/traffic violations, we are able to reach positive results in most cases. Regardless of whether you have been arrested for OWPD, charged, or are under investigation, we are ready to defend you in any state of your case.

Driving Under the Influence - Michigan OWPD Law

Our Michigan criminal defense firm provides unsurpassed legal representation to clients charged with all drunk or intoxicated driving cases including OWPD, OWVI, DUI, and OWI. Michigan legislation dictates that any individual who operates a motor vehicle on a public road or any area such as parking lots which are open to the public and who is under the influence of a Schedule I drug is guilty of a misdemeanor crime when it is a first offense. A third or subsequent offense may leave you facing felony charges. Examples of Schedule I drugs include ecstasy, LSD, amphetamines, mushrooms, peyote, and more.

Michigan Criminal Penalties for Operating with Presence of Drugs

Any amount of a Schedule I drug detected in your system while operating a motor vehicle can lead to arrest and conviction for OWPD. Individuals who are convicted of this criminal offense will face serious consequences, including possible imprisonment of up to 93 days, fines of as much as $500, 360 hours of community service, and suspension or revocation of your driver's license. Two previous OWI offenses on your record will leave you facing up to one year in prison if charged with OWI or Operating With the Presence of Drugs. In addition, fines will be increased, and your license may be revoked.

Whether you are in the investigative stages or have already been convicted of OWPD or any drunk driving offense, our Michigan criminal defense team will provide you with an outstanding defense; we are also extremely capable and experienced in post-conviction options, and ready to provide you with the legal guidance and support necessary to secure your desired result.

Contact Our Highly Regarded Michigan OWI Defense Firm Now

At Grabel & Associates, we know the serious consequences you may face if convicted for OWPD or any drunk or drugged driving offense. Without a skilled attorney, your freedom, reputation, and career may be in jeopardy. We take a one-on-one approach with every client, thoroughly evaluating your criminal case and helping ensure you understand all of the options and potential outcomes available in your unique situation.

We represent individuals accused of DUI offenses across the state of Michigan, and are known widely for our ability to secure positive results. An arrest for OWPD does not automatically mean you are guilty; you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, so don’t take chances with your future. We are available any time day or night, so contact us now for a free evaluation by calling 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.
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.