Sobriety Court Sentencing


Sobriety Court Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout Michigan including Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Lansing

In a Michigan drunk driving or DUI case, one sentencing alternative is a Michigan sobriety court. Individuals may be considered for this type of sentencing when facing a second or subsequent conviction for drunk driving. Some of these courts take DUI first offenders, although eligibility requirements differ in the various courts across the state. Clients who have been convicted of DUI, OWI, OWPD, OUIL, OWVI, or even Super Drunk driving can frequently avoid jail time and have criminal penalties substantially reduced. If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or are being investigated, our Michigan DUI attorneys can help.

At Grabel & Associates, our aggressive criminal defense team is widely known across the state for obtaining positive results for clients. We work with you to explore all alternative sentencing and treatment options, including Sobriety Court. In addition, we work diligently in an effort to protect your legal rights and freedom, helping you avoids jail time, steep fines, and license suspension/revocation when possible.

Michigan Sobriety Court Law

Following the installation of an interlock device on your vehicle, participants in a Sobriety Court will be able to obtain a restricted license after 45 days. At this point you will be able to drive to and from work, school, a college or university, and to attend alcohol/drug programs, alcoholics anonymous, court hearings, or other programs you are ordered by the court to attend.

Participants will find Sobriety Court to be much like an intensive probation program; you will be required to attend counseling and AA or similar programs, and be subject to daily breath testing. Probation officers will also come to your home on a random basis to perform a search for the presence of alcohol in your residence. Lasting up to two years, Sobriety Court programs often involve community service and certain restrictions, which may be reduced gradually over the course of time. These programs are designed for the purpose of helping prevent relapse or re-offending of repeat offenders in the future, and also help in reducing the number of DUI cases in regular courts, along with reducing jail time. Individuals who have been charged with DUI, OWI, and other drunk driving offenses and who have not been convicted on a felony charge involving a violent crime may qualify for Sobriety Court.

A Talented Team of Michigan DUI Lawyers Committed to a Good Outcome

Having the privilege to drive is often taken for granted until it is taken away. At Grabel & Associates, we are committed to doing all possible to help you get back behind the wheel so that you can enjoy your freedom again. We explore all criminal defense options in order to devise a legal plan of action most beneficial to each of our clients.

Participating with a Michigan Sobriety Court offers many benefits, although it is not easy. You may be able to avoid jail time, paying driver responsibility fees, forfeiture or immobilization of your vehicle and other penalties. While a restricted license does not give you complete freedom, it does make it possible for you to get to and from those meetings and destinations necessary for you to earn a living or continue your education. We want to help you understand all of your options in order to work toward the most positive results possible in your unique situation.

With more than 100 years of combined experience, our team of aggressive Michigan DUI defense lawyers has the skill, knowledge, and experience essential to protecting your constitutional rights and helping you avoid jail time and other serious criminal penalties. When you allow us to represent you throughout your Sobriety Court or drunk driving case, we are by your side and provide our outstanding legal support from start to finish.

Contact Sobriety Court Attorney Scott Grabel Now

Obtaining the best possible outcome is our top priority. Regardless of the criminal offense you have been accused of, we provide outstanding legal representation throughout the pre-file, trial, or post-conviction stages. We are available 24/7, so call our toll free number now for a free evaluation of your case at 1-800-783-4448. Contact us online.