OUIL Causing Property Damage
OUIL Attorneys Defending Clients in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan Charged with Property Damages Offenses
Any individual who operates a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and becomes involved in an accident may be subject to harsh criminal penalties if convicted. However, if a crash leads to the destruction of someone else's property and you are suspected of driving while intoxicated, it may lead to charges of OUIL causing property damage. Unfortunately, police and prosecutors work aggressively and are often over-zealous in their efforts to ensure those accused face the most severe punishment possible for the alleged crime. At Grabel & Associates, our DUI defense lawyers in Michigan provide an aggressive, effective defense for those accused of crashing while intoxicated. We are committed to protecting your legal rights and freedom, and to preventing a conviction.
Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can lead to life-changing penalties; however, when an individual's intoxicated state results in an accident which damages an RV, home, garage, parked vehicle, or other property that belongs to someone else, matters are complicated further. Only a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand your legal options and guide you through what is often a complex criminal justice system. We will guide you throughout every stage of the process, working with you to secure your desired outcome.
Michigan Crashing While Intoxicated
Operating with a BAC of higher than 0.08% is illegal in Michigan for those ages 21 and older. While you are subject to criminal penalties if convicted of DUI, the penalties are far more severe when charged with Super Drunk driving, which is operating a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .17% or higher, more than twice the legal limit. This essentially means you face enhance, or increased criminal penalties if convicted. However, you can still be charged with OUIL (operating under the influence of alcoholic liquor) even when your BAC is less than the legal limit, when the prosecutor can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that consuming alcohol affected your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Whether due to evidence collected by police or failed sobriety tests, you may be charged with OUIL.
Damaging another person's property while under the influence of alcohol in the state of Michigan may leave you facing jail time, substantial fines, even restitution. It is critical you work with a talented criminal defense lawyer who can help you navigate the criminal process and explore all options available to you in an effort to avoid harsh criminal penalties. We urge you to contact Grabel & Associates immediately for solid defense when charged with OUIL causing property damage.
Michigan OUIL Causing Property Damage Criminal Penalties
The penalties for DUI or any drunk driving offense in Michigan may include fines, vehicle immobilization or forfeiture, suspension of your driver's license, jail time, community service, probation, and more. A conviction for a first OUIL offense will leave you facing fines of up to $500, 360 hours of community service, a suspended driver’s license, up to 93 days in jail, and points on your driver's license. However, when you are accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and have an accident which results in property damage, you may find yourself involved in a civil suit if the victim or property owner decides to pursue it. In these types of cases, victims often sue for loss of assets and restitution.
At Grabel & Associates, our goal is to protect the freedom and future of clients accused of a DUI offense. Whether you have been charged with DUI, or accused of operating while under the influence of liquor resulting in injury, death, or property damage, the punishment goes far beyond criminal penalties- considering the damage to your reputation, career, and other aspects of your life. In order to protect your freedom, we highly recommend you contact our Michigan DUI defense firm today.
Contact Grabel & Associate Now for OUIL Defense
Being accused of operating a vehicle and causing an accident while under the influence of alcohol is a very serious matter. When property damage results, the entire case becomes more complicated. Whether you have been arrested, charged, or are under investigation, we are available 24/7 and ready to assist you. Call our toll free number at 1-800-342-7896 for a free evaluation of your OUIL causing property damage case.