Grand Rapids DUI/OWI Attorneys

DUI/OWI Defense Representation for Michigan Drivers

Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is illegal in Michigan and carries multiple punishments. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in or around the Grand Rapids area, it is crucial that you seek experienced legal help. While you may think the state’s case against you is foolproof, defense strategies exist which can make a difference in the final outcome. Having a trusted and proven defense attorney in your corner as soon as possible is the most proactive step you can take in the wake of an arrest.

At Tanis Schultz, we have a proven legal team that has helped thousands of individuals fight charges such as these. We understand the stress you may be under and the seriousness of the consequences and can apply our years of legal experience handling all facets of DUI/OWI to your case.

Arrested for drunk driving? Contact us a t 616-227-3737 to arrange a free case evaluation with a Grand Rapids DUI/OWI defense lawyer.

Our Guarantee: If your license is not restored your next hearing is free.

Drunk Driving Laws in Michigan

Michigan law has established the following as illegal in regards to impaired driving:

  • Driving while intoxicated from alcohol or any other controlled or intoxicating substance
  • Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more
  • Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .17 percent or higher will result in a High BAC offense
  • Driving with any quantity of cocaine or a Schedule 1 drug

Driving can be impaired by over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, and street drugs. For those under 21, it is illegal to drive with a BAC measuring .02 percent or more.

You can be charged with the following offenses:

  • Operating while visibly impaired (OWVI)
  • Operating while intoxicated (OWI)
  • Operating with a BAC of .17% or higher (“high BAC”)
  • Operating with any presence of cocaine or a Schedule 1 drug (OWPD)

If convicted, you may face penalties that can include potential jail time, heavy fines, license suspension, community service, probation, drunk driving education, and/or the need for an ignition interlock device.

To fight back, you will need a strong defense. Tanis Schultz stands ready to help with aggressive, experienced, effective, and dedicated legal representation.

Contact Tanis Schultzat 616-227-3737 to get started today.

Case Results

  • Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree Not Guilty
  • Operating While Intoxicated III Charges Reduced
  • Felony Firearm, Carrying A Concealed Weapon Charges Reduced
  • Domestic Violence Felony Dismissed
  • Animal Cruelty Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Dismissed
  • Operating While Intoxicated Dismissed
  • Tampering/Circumvention with an Interlock Device Restored Driving Privileges
  • Domestic Violence 1st Offense Dismissed


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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Dedicated Attorneys

    When you hire one of the experienced attorneys at Tanis Schultz, you get an entire team!

  • Track Record of Success

    Our attorneys have experience handling high-profile, complex cases with complete success.

  • Quality Representation

    Tanis Schultz is a professional law firm that provides a competitive advantage and the experience to address your legal issues.

  • Experience

    Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience handling various areas of the law with precision.