Multiple OWIs Require An Experienced Lawyer
A second operating while intoxicated (OWI) arrest is a serious juncture in your life. If convicted, you could lose your driver’s license for one year. Your car may be impounded or seized. For a third drunk driving offense, you will face felony charges.
Only people who hire a defense attorney will have a chance of avoiding consequences such as fines, driver responsibility fees, high-risk insurance and driver’s license revocation. I am Grand Rapids lawyer James Champion. At my law office, Law Office of James K. Champion, PLLC, I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your repeat OWI case and possible defenses.
What Are The Penalties For Repeat Drunk Driving Offenses?
The penalties for a drunk driving criminal conviction increases dramatically after your first offense. A repeat offense could mean:
- One-year revocation of your driving privileges
- Mandatory drunk driving classes and rehabilitation
- Thirty to 90 days of community service
- Five days to one year in jail (possibly more if aggravating factors exist)
- Increased fines from your first offense
After your one-year license revocation is up, you have the right to request a hearing to restore your driver’s license, but there is no guarantee that you will have driving privileges again. It is imperative to enlist the help of an OWI defense lawyer. Preventing the conviction can drastically help your future.
If The Police Made A Mistake, Stand Up For Your Rights
Police officers make mistakes, whether stopping you without reason or improperly conducting the field sobriety or breathalyzer test. If the police made mistakes in your case, the court may dismiss the charges. I have handled many cases that involved police errors. I stand up for my clients’ rights, hold the police accountable and seek the best results available in every single case.
Consult An Experienced Lawyer In Grand Rapids Regarding Repeat OWIs
The sooner you contact an attorney, the better off you’ll be. There is no cost to discuss your case with me, attorney James K. Champion. To schedule a telephone or in-person consultation, call 616-953-8499, toll-free at 888-723-0075 or fill out the contact form on this website.