OWI 3rd Offense Felony
OWI Felony Lawyers Defending Clients in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan Charged with DUI/OWI Third Offenses
A third OWI offense is classified as a felony, which means those who have been charged with an OWI 3rd offense will face serious consequences if convicted. Not only are the penalties harsh, it can damage your career and reputation to be known as a convicted felon. At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan felony drunk driving attorneys are skilled, experienced, and dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for our clients. Widely known across the state for achieving outstanding results in DUI cases, we will do whatever it takes to reach your desired outcome.
Not only may you face a lengthy prison term if convicted of felony DUI, you will lose your driving privilege as well. Police and prosecutors in Michigan work vigorously to ensure those who are charged with a third OWI offense are convicted and punished to the maximum allowed by law. Our team works hard to ensure our clients are not wrongly convicted, or sentenced in a manner that is unjust. While having the charge dismissed is ultimately the best possible result, when this outcome is not possible having the charge reduced will result in reduced penalties and less damage to your life and career.
Felony OWI, DUI, and OUIL Attorney in Michigan
In the state of Michigan, those found operating a motor vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.08 will face misdemeanor drunk driving charges for a first or second offense. However, an OWI 3rd offense will result in a felony charge, which means penalties will be enhanced, or increased. It is critical to consult with a seasoned lawyer when charged with either a misdemeanor or felony OWI, so that legal action can be taken to fight a conviction.
Contact Grabel & Associates at once if you have been arrested and have previous OWI convictions. Police and prosecutors are extremely skilled when it comes to getting an individual suspected of drunk driving to say what they want to hear - which only strengthens their case against you. Our Michigan OWI defense attorneys will keep you informed throughout every stage of your DUI case, and enlighten you regarding all possible options available in your criminal fight.
Michigan Felony OWI Penalties
Being convicted of a third OWI offense could leave you facing substantial fines, up to 5 years in prison, and without driving privileges according to the Michigan Vehicle Code. Additionally, you may be ordered to perform community service. Your vehicle may be immobilized or seized. When you do eventually have the opportunity to drive again, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
Other factors may result in up to 15 years in prison when you are charged with drunk driving. For example, you will face enhanced penalties if another individual sustains serious bodily injury or is killed because of your actions. We urge you to hire a capable and aggressive attorney at once, so that work can begin toward building a strong, effective defense.
Criminal penalties are not the only repercussions you will face as a result of felony drunk driving. Because of your status as a convicted felon, you may find it difficult to rent a home. You will no longer have the right to own a gun, and securing or holding employment in education or government may not be possible.
Contact Grabel & Associates Immediately
An arrest for a third OWI offense does not automatically indicate a conviction. However, without the legal support and guidance of a talented Michigan criminal defense lawyer, the chances you will be convicted are definitely greater. Depending on various factors and the circumstances of your case, there may be several effective defenses, which will protect you from a conviction, or make it possible for charges to be reduced.
Don't risk your freedom, future and reputation. For outstanding legal representation in your DUI case, contact our firm immediately for a free evaluation. Call our toll free number now at 1-800-783-4448. Contact us online.