You Might Need An OWI Lawyer Sooner Than You Think
A drunk driving charge is a serious matter that requires the immediate attention of a skilled criminal defense attorney. No matter what your blood alcohol content was when the police pulled you over, the consequences you face could include losing your driver’s license, large fines and even jail time.
Do not hesitate to consult me at Law Office of James K. Champion, PLLC. I, James Champion, offer free initial consultations and will fight to protect your rights in court. We will fight to restore your driver’s license if you lost it and work to shield you from harsh punishments.
What Are The Penalties For Drunk Driving In Michigan?
The penalties for drinking and driving are severe, and the penalties for a repeat OWI are even more severe. The consequences of drunk driving can include:
- Driver’s license revocation or suspension
- Increased insurance rates
- Jail time
- Large fines
- Inability to travel to certain countries (Canada)
- Possible loss of employment because you can’t drive
- Loss of professional licenses (especially CDLs)
One thing to keep in mind about the conviction for an OWI in the Grand Rapids area is that it will never come off your record. There is no way to have it expunged, and it does not disappear with age. This makes it critical to put an aggressive lawyer in your corner to prevent these serious penalties.
What Does “Super Drunk” Mean?
A few drinks are all it takes to land someone in jail and have his or her license taken away. A simple blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 is enough for a charge of operating while intoxicated (OWI), also known as DUI or OUIL.
And a lot of drinks might result in the police labeling you “super drunk.” Being “super drunk” in Michigan means that you blow over a .17 BAC. The penalties for this type of crime are severely increased, even if it is your first offense in the state.
Contact A Lawyer Regarding Your Drunk Driving Charges
If you or someone you know has been charged with drunk driving, the sooner you make an appointment with Law Office of James K. Champion, PLLC, the faster I can begin compiling the basic evidence necessary to defend you. Don’t wait; schedule a free initial consultation. Contact me at 616-953-8499, toll-free at 888-723-0075 or send me an email.