OWI Work Vehicle

CDL Defense Attorneys Protecting Employees in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan Facing OWI Charges

In Michigan, it is illegal to operate a work vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Employees who are intoxicated by alcohol and who operate a work vehicle will face jail time, fines, and suspension of their drivers licenses if convicted, they will potentially lose their jobs as well. At Grabel & Associates, we provide unsurpassed legal guidance and support for those accused of driving under the influence while operating a vehicle used in a work or employment capacity. We will advise you of all of your legal options, and guide you through every phase of the process so that a good outcome may be reached. Our Michigan OWI lawyers possess the skill, experience, and aggressive approach essential to helping you get back to work as quickly as possible, avoiding the criminal penalties associated with a conviction.

Recognized throughout Michigan as a top defense firm for OWI charges, Grabel & Associates offers over 100 years of combined experience to those accused of operating a work vehicle while intoxicated. Our attorneys have successfully defended clients across the state, employing innovative legal tactics that prove effective in even the toughest of cases. We invite you to work with a highly qualified lawyer with extensive experience in traditional OWI cases, as well as DUI cases involving workers with CDLs (commercial driver’s licenses). Hiring an effective attorney early on is critical in the final outcome of your case. We recommend you contact us immediately for a free evaluation of your case, so that together we can fight hard to protect your legal rights, freedom, and career.

Michigan Criminal Penalties for DUI

In the state of Michigan, it is illegal for an individual age 21 or older driving on a regular license to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you are found to be driving with a BAC of 0.08% to 0.16%, you will be charged with OWI. Motorists who are determined to be operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.17% may be charged with Super Drunk DUI, which means enhanced penalties if convicted.

However, individuals who possess a commercial driver's license and operate a work vehicle may not drive with a BAC greater than 0.04%. While you may feel completely in control and have no effects that impair your driving ability, individuals who operate work vehicles on a CDL license have an added responsibility to drive safely. If it is found that your BAC is between 0.04% and 0.07% while operating a work vehicle, you may be convicted of OWI. We urge you to contact Grabel & Associates now if you have been arrested or charged with any DUI offense while operating an employee vehicle.

DUI in Work Truck or Car - Criminal Penalty

A first offense OWI will potentially leave you facing consequences that include fines of up to $500, up to 93 days in jail, a suspended driver's license, possible community service, and more. If you are employed and operate a work vehicle on a CDL, you will automatically be suspended and could have your license restricted. A second offense OWI, while a misdemeanor charge, will results in penalties that are harsher than with a first offense, such as revocation of your license, increased fines and jail time, and more. A third offense (lifetime) is a felony, and results in penalties, which are significantly enhanced.

As an employee operating a work vehicle, you may face additional fines depending on factors including whether property was damaged, whether a passenger in the vehicle with you was injured, or due to other factors, particularly if the vehicle is owned by your employer and not your own. Our talented lawyers can examine the details of your case to determine if there are other specific legal issues you may face in addition to OWI charges.

Contact Grabel & Associates Now for Aggressive Defense of OWI at Work Charge

Without the support of a seasoned DUI defense attorney, you could be wrongfully convicted or face harsh penalties unnecessarily. We invite you to contact us online today, or call our toll free number 1-800-783-4448 for a free consultation with our experienced case analyst.