OWI, or Operating While Intoxicated, is the legal term used by Michigan criminal statutes for what is popularly known as drunk driving, Driving Under the Influence, or DUI. For the last several decades, Michigan’s criminal justice system has increasingly focused on enforcing DUI laws, and today OWI is one of the most common criminal charges in Michigan. Police dedicate special training, equipment, and man-hours solely to catching impaired drivers on the road. Alcohol DUIs are as common as ever, yet law enforcement authorities are rapidly increasing their prosecution of illicit and prescription drug-related DUIs.
The consequences of any DUI conviction are severe and long-lasting. Potential penalties include incarceration, license revocation, significant fines and fees, and probation. A DUI conviction can turn your life upside down, especially when jail time and loss of driving privileges interfere with job and family duties.
Facing a DUI charge can be intimidating and confusing. Police officers are well-trained to gather significant evidence against someone they believe to be impaired. Because DUI convictions are so commonplace, prosecutors and judges may seem like just another step along the assembly-line of DUI cases in the court of law. But this doesn’t have to be the case! DUI attorneys are well aware that sometimes police officers do make mistakes. From bad traffic stops to innacurate scientific devices to mishandled field sobriety tests, DUI cases are successfully defended in many ways.
DUI Attorney Michael B. Brown is dedicated to remaining on the forefront of DUI defense education. He has had experience and success defending alcohol and drug DUIs, through behind-the-scenes negotiation and in front of a jury. His experience as a DUI prosecutor gives him the ability to find issues with the State’s case, to honestly convey the issues and options available in a DUI case, and to pursue the best possible defense for his clients.
If you have been charged with an OWI, Super OWI, OWPD (drug DUI), OWI Child Endangerment, OWVI (visibly impaired), or Zero Tolerance underage DUI, the Law Office of Michael B. Brown is here to help you! Don’t wait to find out how you can defend your case and mitigate the possible consequences. Our consultation is free, so the only thing you have to lose is your unanswered questions!
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