Criminal Legal Services Offers Aggressive Criminal Defense

Criminal Legal Services Offers Aggressive Criminal Defense

Don't Give Up Hope, Let Our Experienced Attorney Help You

Don't Give Up Hope, Let Our Experienced Attorney Help You

Having The Right Attorney Can Make All The Difference

Having The Right Attorney Can Make All The Difference

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Premier Legal Experts Fighting To Protect Your Rights

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Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI) – Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI)  it is important to remember it does not mean you have been convicted; do not just plead guilty or give up hope. At Criminal Legal Services, our attorneys are experienced in defending OWVI cases throughout Southeast Michigan.

Michigan OWVI Defense

The potential penalties for a conviction, even if it’s a first offense, can be extremely serious. Having the right attorney can make all the difference; and our attorneys have obtained outstanding results for our clients. There are a number of legal defenses and ways to defend DUI charges; it is even possible to defeat a OWVI case.

Some think the deck is stacked against them in a OWVI case. However, there are a number of legal defenses and it’s even possible to defeat a DUI case. Some of these defenses include:

  1. No Probable Cause for the Stop – The easiest way to defeat a drunk driving case is if there was no probable cause for the initial stop. A police officer cannot stop you for no reason or just because it’s late at night; the officer must have probable cause for the stop. If there was an insufficient basis for a stop, everything that happened after the stop is inadmissible. Thus, if there was no valid stop, there is no valid case. A case involving an invalid stop will be dismissed altogether.
  2. PBT Inadmissible – It must be noted that the PBT test or breath test when it was given at your car, or it is inadmissible at trial. Therefore, if that test was over a .08, but there is no subsequent test over .08, your case could be won at trial.
  3. You Chemical Test rights were Not Read – If the police officer fails to read you your chemical test rights, then the BAC (bodily alcohol content) result can be excluded from the evidence.
  4. Machine was Faulty or Inaccurate – Datamaster machines are not foolproof, mistakes are made and the machine does not always work properly, such can be a possible defense in your case.

Operating While Visibly Impaired – OWVI

Operating While Visibly Impaired – OWVI is when your ability to operate a motor vehicle was visibly impaired due to alcohol or drugs.

Penalties

First Offense –

  • Up to a $300 fine, and one or both of the following:
    • Up to 93 days in jail.
    • Up to 360 hours of community service.
  • Driver’s license restrictions for 90 days (180 days if controlled substance).
  • Vehicle immobilization.
  • 4 points on driving record.
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years

Second Offense -

  • $200 to $1,000 fine, and one or both of the following:
    • 5 days to 1 year in jail.
    • 30 to 90 days of community service.
  • Driver’s license revocation and denial for a minimum of 1 year
  • License plate confiscation.
  • Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days
  • Vehicle forfeiture.
  • 4 points on driving record.
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years.

Third Offense – Felony

  • $500 to $5,000 fine, and either of the following:
    • 1 to 5 years imprisonment
    • Probation, with 30 days to 1 year in jail.
  • 60 to 180 days community service.
  • Driver’s license revocation and denial if there are 2 convictions within 7 years or 3 convictions within 10 years. The minimum period of revocation and denial is 1 year (minimum of 5 years if there was a prior revocation within 7 years).
  • License plate confiscation.
  • Vehicle immobilization for 1 to 3 years, unless the vehicle is forfeited.
  • Possible vehicle forfeiture.
  • Vehicle registration denial.
  • 4 points added to the offender’s driving record.
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years.

 

Experienced OWVI Lawyer

Our attorneys specialize in defending OWVI cases throughout Southeast Michigan; and have obtained outstanding results for our clients.

If you have been charges with a OWVI offense, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced OWVI attorney.

Costs

At Criminal Legal Services, we are committed to the belief that every individual is entitled to a top-rate OWVI defense lawyer; and feels that costs should never prevent that. Accordingly, Criminal Legal Services offer affordable rates and payment plans to accommodate most any budget.

Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced OWVI Lawyer.


Additional Information:

- PBT/ Breathalyzer Refusal
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For a Free Consultation and to Schedule an Appointment with Our Top OWVI Lawyer,
Please Contact Us At:

Phone: (248) 716-0087
Toll Free: (800) 716-6883
Email: CLS@CriminalLegalServices.com

Our Lawyers offer Free Consultations and Can Be Reached 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.

 



Criminal Legal Services – Experienced Defense Attorneys

Criminal Legal Services, office located in Southfield, handle criminal cases in virtually every court throughout Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Livingston and Washtinaw County. Every case is different; however, our attorneys have obtained outstanding results for their clients. The results speak for themselves and although we cannot promise the same outcome for every case, we can promise that a top criminal attorney who specializes in the crimes alleged will do everything they can to obtain the same quality of results. Any misdemeanor or felony carries the possibility of jail time; therefore, you must have the best attorney in the business handle your case. Having the right attorney can make all the difference.

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