Sentencing 3rd Offense DUI
OWI Attorneys Defending Clients in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan Charged with a Drunk Driving Third Offense Sentencing
Unlike a first or second drunk driving offense, a third DUI or OWI offense will be charged as a felony, which means serious consequences if convicted. While you may believe you will automatically be convicted of a 3rd offense drunk driving offense, this is not necessarily the case, particularly if you have a capable Michigan DUI defense attorney on your side who is known for securing outstanding results in these types of cases. At Grabel & Associates, we have a winning track record across the state of Michigan for achieving success for clients accused of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs/substances.
Police and prosecutors are dedicated to putting you behind bars; therefore, it is in your best interest to contact our firm right away, as we have what it takes to provide you with a solid, effective defense. Our criminal defense team will vigorously challenge any weaknesses or inconsistencies in the prosecutor's case, as well as the results of chemical tests or whether your rights may have been violated in the process of your arrest. Our goal is ultimately to protect your freedom, and help you avoid the criminal penalties of a conviction that may include steep fines, jail time, community service, extended driver's license suspension, and more.
Driving Under the Influence 3rd Offense Felony Charge Defense Lawyer
In Michigan, any individual who is determined to have been operating a motor vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08% will face DUI charges. Any OWI, OUIL, or other drunk driving offense is serious, however with each subsequent offense the penalties become harsher. In fact, a 3rd offense DUI is considered a felony.
Our Michigan drunk driving attorneys know how to deal with these serious charges, and will work aggressively to protect you from license revocation, increased jail time, and other punishment associated with a third felony DUI.
DUI sentencing for a 3rd offense should not be taken lightly. We understand the laws regarding drunk driving offenses, and the legal processes involved in these types of cases. Our attorneys carefully analyze every detail of your case and all angles, which could prevent a wrongful conviction and the severe punishment of a conviction. Regardless of whether you have been arrested, charged, or have just been pulled over by police, we are ready to represent you at any stage of the process.
3rd Drunk Driving or OWI Offense - Michigan Criminal Penalties
Because it is a felony offense, a third DUI will leave you facing severe and even life-changing consequences if convicted. Potential prison time is substantial, and could leave you facing between one to five years behind bars. At the very least, you will spend 30 days in jail. You will also be ordered to pay fines of between $500 and $5,000, and have your driver's license revoked for 5 years. Other penalties include 60 to 180 days of community service, vehicle immobilization or forfeiture, and driver responsibility fees of $1,000 to be paid for two consecutive years. After all of this, there is no guarantee your driver's license will be restored if you do not win a hearing with the DAAD (Driver Assessment and Appeal Division).
Perhaps even more devastating is the fact that you will have a criminal record that could negatively impact your career, reputation, future employment opportunities, and more. We urge you to contact Grabel & Associates now, so we can begin working to protect you from unnecessary punishment.
Contact Grabel & Associates Now for Effective DUI Defense in Michigan
As is indicated above, sentencing for a 3rd DUI offense is severe. You may feel that you cannot afford or simply do not need to hire a criminal defense lawyer, however the truth of the matter is that you cannot afford NOT to hire an attorney given the severity of the punishment and impact to your freedom, driving privileges, reputation, and even your bank account.
Don't put your career, reputation, and essentially your future in jeopardy. Our team of skilled and capable Michigan OWI defense attorneys takes no shortcuts in an effort to reach positive results for our clients. Contact us immediately 1-800-783-4448 for a free evaluation of your case.