Drunk Driving Attorneys serving Grand Rapids and West Michigan for over 40 years
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)
These offenses arise out of the driving or operating of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. State law controls both the definition of operating such as whether it includes the actual driving of the car or merely sitting in the car, and the level of intoxication needed in order to be found in violation of the law.
If you have been charged with a drunk driving offense, you need a dedicated, reliable and aggressive attorney who has been successful in defending OWI cases for decades. Drunk driving in Michigan is a very serious matter. You may lose your driving privileges from anywhere between a year and permanently.
Kelly Law Offices, P.C. has successfully challenged all points of a drunk-driving charge, including:
- The Stop Itself
- Roadside Sobriety Tests
- The Manner in Which the Sobriety Tests were Conducted
- Arrest Warrants
- DataMaster Tests
- Blood Tests
Felony and misdemeanor charges often accompany a drunk driving charge. For example, if a driver has been pulled over because the police have reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or illegal activity and the officer smells or sees marijuana in plain view; not only does the client have to deal with drunk driving charges but also the possibly of felony drug possession.
If you, or someone in your family, have been charged with an OWI in Michigan, your license may be restricted for up to six months and with subsequent arrests, you could lose your license permanently. You could also face jail time, heavy fines, community service, rehabilitation, immobilization, or forfeiture. The attorneys at Kelly Law Offices, P.C. recognize that an arrest for drunk driving is a frightening, stressful and confusing experience. Michael F. Kelly and the attorneys at Kelly Law Offices, P.C. are always available to discuss your questions and concerns.
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