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The state of Michigan carries extremely severe penalties for an OWI conviction. Operating a vehicle while intoxicated is illegal in this state, and if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is found to be at or above the legal limit of 0.08%, then you will be arrested and charged with this crime.

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I know how it goes, one minute you are driving along and the next you see sirens in your review mirror. Being pulled over by the police can be terrifying, you are never quite sure what the reason is. It is very important that you are prepared and informed of your rights in case you ever find yourself in this ...

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If you have been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, it is either the result of your serious misfortune at being wrongfully accused, or perhaps you made a major mistake that has the potential to threaten your future.

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Have you been arrested for an OWI in Macomb County or Oakland County? Many people are poorly mistaken when they believe that an OWI is simply a traffic violation. Unfortunately, that is not true- an OWI can negatively impact your reputation, your license and your driving record.

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If you have been arrested for any Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) offense in Macomb County, Michigan, as the result of a breath or blood test, come to my firm. I can help you understand the test flaws and methods for challenging these chemical tests.

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There are numerous myths surrounding Michigan DUI/OWI laws and what people should do if arrested. Here, we clarify and explain common misconceptions that clients often have about their cases. Remember, if in doubt about how to proceed with your DUI charge, always consult an attorney.

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Over the Holiday season, many people are sure to be indulging in copious amounts of eggnog and champagne. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that local Macomb County law enforcement will be on the lookout for drunk drivers. In order to avoid an untimely holiday arrest for operating while intoxicated (OWI), or firm has a few tips that can keep ...

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Have you been accused of domestic violence? Many times law-abiding citizens face false domestic abuse accusations and find themselves in trouble with the law. They say that you are innocent until proven guilty, but that does not always feel like the case. If you are facing domestic violence charges, then you need an aggressive defense attorney to help level the ...

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Have you been arrested for drunk driving in the state of Michigan? The main drunk driving charge in Michigan is an OWI, or operating while intoxicated. If you have been pulled and ticketed for drunk driving, then you will most likely see the OWI letters across the citation.

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I am Attorney James T. Bowden, and I am dedicated to providing excellent representation for my clients. I understand the severity of the situation that you are facing if you have been arrested and charged with a crime.

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