Felony DUI/OWI

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While a misdemeanor DUI/OWI carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail, a felony DUI/OWI conviction can result in up to five years in prison. If you are facing felony drunk driving charges, you may be concerned about the impact a conviction will have on your job and other aspects of your life.

At Tanis Schultz, PLLC, our founding attorney has been handling DUI cases for over 20 years. He is familiar with the courts in West Michigan and has a proven track record of success, having handled thousands of DUI cases. Our attorney is also an active member of the community, having held various leadership positions at local organizations and charities. We are committed to providing clients with the personalized attention and zealous representation they need to navigate their felony DUI case.

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Felony DUI/OWI Charges in Michigan

While a first and second DUI offenses are considered misdemeanors in Michigan, a third OWI offense within ten years of the second conviction is a felony.

If you are convicted of a felony drunk driving offense, you will face the following consequences:

  • Up to five years in prison
  • A fine of up to $5,000
  • Loss of your license for at least four years
  • Possible registration as a Habitual Offender, which could lead to a lifetime loss of your driving privileges

Additionally, another situation that can result in a felony OWI charge is when an intoxicated driver causes serious injury or death to another person. A first offense for an OWI resulting in bodily injury is charged as a felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to five years. First-time OWI resulting in death carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

Aggressive Representation for Felony DUI/OWI Charges in Grand Rapids

A felony DUI offense can come with a significant amount of prison time, thousands of dollars in fines, and other long-lasting consequences. Our attorney is committed to helping clients obtain the best possible outcome for their case. We are committed to providing personalized attention and zealous representation to those in need.

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