Michigan DUI Attorney
Have you been charged with OWI?
Michigan criminal law refers to drunk driving offenses as OWI (operating while intoxicated.) These crimes are most often referred to as DUI or DWI in other states. DUI, DWI and OWI all involve operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. A relatively common offense, a DUI may be punishable by jail time, fines, driver's license suspension, community service, probation and more. Most DUI offenses are misdemeanors but may be charged as felonies in specific circumstances, such as a case involving a multiple offender or a drunk driver causing an auto accident resulting in injury to or the death of another person.
If you or someone you know was arrested for DUI or OWI, our firm can help. A Michigan criminal defense lawyer at the Freedman Law Group can review your particular case to determine what legal action can be taken on your behalf in order to help you avoid a conviction and therefore serious penalties. Although you may have been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, this does not mean that you are guilty and it certainly does not mean that you should be convicted. You have the right to involve a lawyer to handle your case and protect your legal rights in the face of your charges, and that is precisely what a professional at our offices can do for you. We will work to protect your driving privileges and your freedom in criminal court proceedings and at your DMV hearing. You can count on a Michigan OWI lawyer at our offices to take the time to address your immediate concerns while protecting your legal rights to the fullest extent.
What should you do if you have been arrested for suspected drunk driving? In addition to contacting an attorney at our offices to talk about your particular case and concerns, we recommend taking a moment to browse through the information we have included on this site. You can learn more about different types of DUI charges, what law enforcement will do to try to get enough evidence to secure a conviction against you, what to expect at your DMV hearing and how an attorney can help by protecting your legal rights in all criminal court and license suspension proceedings related to your case. Just click on any of the links we have included below to learn more about a particular subject:
Why choose a Michigan OWI lawyer?
Drunk driving is harshly prosecuted in Michigan. You may face enhanced penalties in certain cases, such as if you have prior convictions on your record or cause an auto accident. It is important not to simply accept a plea bargain or waive your right to a criminal defense lawyer. Even if you believe that you have little to no chance of winning your case, there are usually still options that your lawyer can explore in regards to your defense.
What many people may not realize is that there are ways to defend yourself when you have been accused of DUI. The majority of those arrested simply choose to plead guilty. However, with a strong defense Michigan DUI lawyer on your side, you could have other options. Our attorney is well-acquainted with the different ways to defend someone who has been accused of these crimes. For example, if you were pulled over and then accused of drunk driving, if the traffic stop violated search and seizure laws, any evidence they think they have against you could be thrown out of court. Also, if you were arrested because of allegedly failing a field sobriety test, the accuracy of these tests could be scrutinized. For example, if the law enforcement officer did not accurately and clearly give the instructions, the results could also be inaccurate. To learn more about how we could help defend you, please do not hesitate to contact us.
With over 24 years of legal experience and an unwavering commitment to the rights of our clients, we can offer you the level of attorney representation that your case rightfully deserves. We at the Freedman Law Group understand that facing serious charges of driving under the influence or operating while intoxicated is a matter that should be handled with the utmost care and responsibility. One small mistake or misinformation provided to the police can result in a criminal conviction. Unfortunately, the criminal justice system is one of the most unforgiving places for a person to end up; even with a DUI conviction a person may face lifelong consequences. Consequences such as job loss, increased insurance premiums, and financial hardship are just a few of the long-term consequences a person will face. Do not wait to contact a Michigan DUI attorney from our firm today to learn more!