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DUI Attorney Kalamazoo

Michigan has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation.  A drunk driving conviction will have criminal consequences as well as sanctions from the Michigan Secretary of State.  Having an experienced drunk driving attorney during this time is extremely important.

In Michigan there are many different charges involving drinking and/or driving with a controlled substance (drugs) in your system.  The most common version is Operating While Intoxicated or OWI.  Sometimes called DUI (driving under the influence), OUIL (operating under the influence of liquor), DWI (driving while intoxicated).  These acronyms are left over from older laws that were enacted in years past.  OWI as well as several other more common currently enacted offenses are broken out into several links below.

DUI & DWI Driver's License Sanctions

Benefits of a DUI Attorney with Experience

Driver’s license sanctions are a very important part of certain criminal sentences, including alcohol-related crimes such as DUI and DWI. These possible sanctions are sometimes overlooked by a DUI defense lawyer who may be inexperienced in handling criminal matters. Information as to possible driving sanctions for drunk driving offenses can be as important as fines, costs, incarceration, probation, etc. in trying to determine how a criminal matter should be handled.

Driver’s license sanctions can arise in a variety of ways, such as imposition of points on your driving record, restrictions on your driving and/or suspension or revocation of your driving privileges. The restrictions differ as to the types of suspensions and revocations along with what happens when the Secretary of State is notified as to the specific conviction. An experienced DUI defense attorney can help you understand the different sanctions.

Individuals should also be aware that in certain alcohol-related drunk driving cases, immobilization of the automobile or forfeiture of the automobile may be imposed.

In addition to drunk driving cases, there are a whole host of crimes that contain driver’s license sanctions. These include many drug crimes and a number of negligent driving crimes.

It is therefore important to at least contact a drunk driving attorney for advice as to possible sanctions under your personal set of facts and circumstances. Remember, every case is unique and there is no one answer that fits all when it comes to DUI or DWI defense in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Michigan Drunk Driving Charges

There are many alcohol or drug related driving offenses which an experienced drunk driving lawyer can help a client defend.  To help as an initial guide for people charged with OWI or a similar charge, I have broken out several of the major drinking/drug driving charges in the links below:

 

For all of these drunk driving offenses, the penalties are progressively more severe with multiple convictions, underscoring the need for a DUI attorney. The Motor Vehicle Code also includes other alcohol or drug-related offenses, such as OWI/OWVI causing injury or death and OWI/OWVI endangering a child, that have significant criminal penalties and Secretary of State sanctions. Moreover, the Michigan Penal Code includes numerous offenses which, when committed with a motor vehicle, have serious penalties.

Persons accused of these driving offenses require effective and proven representation by a drunk driving defense lawyer.

Southwest Michigan Counties Served

The drunk driving defense attorneys of Hills at Law, P.C. represent clients in State and Federal courts throughout eight southwest Michigan counties, including:

 

If you or a family member are in trouble with the law Contact Michael Hills today at Hills Law

We at Hills at Law, P.C. have the experience and know-how you need, in courts and before the Secretary of State, to evaluate your case thoroughly and provide the best advice on how to approach it. Contact us today for a criminal defense lawyer that will defend your interests.

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