Protect Yourself with a DUI Attorney in Battle Creek, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, MI

Are you facing a drunk driving charge? If you have been charged with an OWI in Battle Creek, Lansing, or Grand Rapids, MI you need a knowledgeable and confident criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and freedom. Operating While Impaired and Operating Under the Influence of Narcotics charges carry harsh penalties. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney that is going to fight to get the charge reduced or dismissed. Our firm has successfully defended many OWI charges in Battle Creek, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, MI.

Penalties for your first OWI include:

  • Fines from $100-$500 
  • Up to 93 days in jail 
  • Up to 360 hours community service 
  • Driver's license suspension for 30 days followed by restrictions for 150 days 
  • 6 points added to your driving record 
  • Probation

Penalties for a Second OWI: 

  • Fines from $200-$1000
  • Jail time from 5 days to 1 year 
  • From 30-90 days community service 
  • License sanction up to one year
  • 6 points added to your driving record
  • Probation

Penalties for a Third OWI:

  • Felony punishable by a mandatory 30 days in jail; up to 5 years
  • Mandatory 1 year driver license suspension
  • Vehicle impound and forfeiture 
  • Probation 

Zero tolerance for under 21: 

  • .02-.07 zero tolerance for OWI

Super High BAC 

  • .17 or higher increases the penalties 

Implied Consent Law 

*Under Michigan’s Implied Consent Consent Law, all driver’s have given their consent to a chemical test to determine your BAC. Refusal to this may result in a hard suspension of your license for one year. However, strict timelines to appeal to the administrative section of the Secretary of State may result in a dismissal of the hard suspension with a good defense attorney.

Operating Under the Influence of Narcotics

  • Having the presence of narcotics in your system is treated mostly the same way as alcohol. There are some exceptions for medical marijuana.

Driver’s License Reinstatement

  • If you have had your license suspended permanently for alcohol related offenses, Wood and Associates PLLC can help. Our experienced attorneys can help you get your license back by filing an appeal to the secretary state or the circuit court on your behalf.

When you work with Wood & Associates PLLC, we will explain the strategies for getting your charge reduced or dismissed. Call us today to work with a DUI Attorney in Battle Creek, Lansing, or Grand Rapids, MI.