Penalties for OWI Convictions in Michigan

Macomb County OWI Lawyer

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. Depending on the number of previous convictions, and various circumstances of your case, you could face more or less severe penalties for a criminal conviction.

First OWI - Penalties for a first conviction can include license suspension for up to six months, fines up to $500, up to 93 days in jail, and mandatory ignition interlock device installation.

Second OWI - A second offense can result in up to $1,000 in fines, one-year driver's license suspension, up to one year in jail, and many other severe penalties.

Third OWI - If you are convicted of a third OWI offense, then you could face up to $5,000 in fines, a five-year license suspension, up to five years in jail, and possible ignition interlock device installation.

There are various enhancements that could be added to your sentence depending on certain circumstances. If an OWI accident results in severe bodily injury, then you could incur an additional $5,000 in fines, and two years in jail.

OWI Attorney Serving Macomb County and Oakland County

Looking for a lawyer for an OWI case in Macomb County? With the proper representation, you can aggressively pursue a favorable outcome in your situation. Your representation is often the difference between dropped charges and conviction, it is essential to your future that you seek out experienced and highly aggressive representation to defend in your criminal case. I am Attorney James T. Bowden, and I can provide you with the skillful assistance that you need. I believe that excellent defense begins at the start of your case, not in the courtroom. Preparation is the key to the success of any criminal case, and you can be sure that I will take the time to prepare for your situation. Let me put my skill to work for you. Contact my firm today!


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