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Michigan OWI Defense Representation

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, our Grand Rapids OWI lawyers 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 at (616) 227-3737 to arrange a free case evaluation with a Grand Rapids DUI lawyer.

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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.

Understanding the Consequences of a DUI Charge

Being charged with a DUI can have serious and long-lasting consequences, including fines, license suspension, and even jail time. It's important to understand the potential impact a DUI conviction can have on your life, and the importance of seeking legal representation to defend against these charges.

Our Grand Rapids DUI attorneys have extensive experience in defending clients against DUI charges and can help you navigate the legal process. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and minimize the impact of a DUI charge on your life.

Some potential consequences of a DUI conviction include:

  • Driver's license suspension
  • Heavy fines and court costs
  • Possible jail time
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Criminal record

Don't face these consequences alone. Contact our Grand Rapids DUI lawyer today for expert legal representation.

Contact Our Grand Rapids DUI Lawyer Today

To fight back, you will need a strong defense. Our Grand Rapids DUI attorney stands ready to help with aggressive, experienced, effective, and dedicated legal representation.

Contact our Grand Rapids DUI attorney at (616) 227-3737 to schedule your free consultation!



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