DUI/OWI

Michigan DUI/OWI/MIP Attorneys

Oakland, Lapeer, Macomb, and Wayne Counties

Michigan's drunk driving laws are some of the toughest in the country. Drinking and driving-related offenses are commonly known as:

  • DUI (driving under the influence)
  • OWI (operating while intoxicated)
  • OWI causing serious injury
  • OWI causing death
  • OUIL (operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor)
  • OWVI (operating while visibly impaired)
  • OUID (operating while under the influence of drugs)
  • MIP (minor in possession)
  • DWLS (driving while license suspended)

These laws that were formerly full of loopholes have been "fine-tuned" by the legislature and contain increased punishment. If you have been accused of or charged with drunk driving, turn to an OWI/DUI/OUIL/OWVI attorney at THE WOLF LAW FIRM for aggressive DUI/OWI defense.

Contact our Michigan law firm at (248) 804-8578 today. We serve clients in Lake Orion, Rochester, Troy, Clarkston, Lapeer, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Royal Oak, Southfield, and beyond.

DUI/OWI Lawyers

Our lawyers know the Michigan drunk driving laws and can help you understand your rights and defenses regarding this type of offense, and the resulting driver's license actions by the secretary of state.

We utilize our years of experience to conduct our own thorough investigation into your case. Our firm strives to defend individuals against wrongful accusations by examining all aspects of the situation, including:

  • Any blood alcohol content (BAC) or blood alcohol level (BAL) results
  • The procedure through which the BAC/BAL results were obtained and the tools used to take the sample
  • The circumstances upon which the police pulled you over
  • Any search and seizure issues that may apply
  • Law enforcement procedures regarding interrogation

Whether you were drinking at a friend's house, downtown Rochester or Royal Oak, The Palace, Joe Louis Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field or the DTE Energy Theater, law enforcement is cracking down on individuals who drink and drive. Boaters are also under scrutiny, as OWI (operating while intoxicated) applies to individuals who are in control of watercraft on any of our area's many lakes.

Fines, court costs, Michigan secretary of state license sanctions and increased insurance premiums mandate that you obtain experienced and competent counsel.

Michigan Super Drunk Law

Your first OWI/DUI/OUIL/OWVI/MIP offense is usually a misdemeanor. However, this does not mean that you should take these charges lightly. Some judges are sentencing first offenders to jail and assessing significant fines and costs.

Taking effect in 2010, the Michigan Super Drunk Law enhanced sanctions on drivers with high blood alcohol content (BAC) who have no prior OWI convictions for the past seven years. The law revised the definition of drunk driving to include drivers with a BAC of .17 percent or higher. If convicted under the Super Drunk Law, you could face harsher penalties such as stiffer fines, increased jail time and mandatory implementation of an ignition interlock device for a year. If you have been charged with an OWI for the first time and you have a BAC of .17 percent or higher, turn to our Lake Orion law firm for aggressive DUI defense.

Multiple OWI/DUI/OUIL/OWVI Offenses

Our attorneys also represent individuals who have been charged with multiple OWI/DUI offenses. If you have been charged with a second or subsequent OWI/DUI, you face penalties that are even more serious:

  • Increased jail time
  • Prison sentence for up to five years
  • Driver's license revocation
  • Mandatory implementation of an ignition interlock device
  • Vehicle forfeiture and/or immobilization
  • Increased fines and fees

OWI Causing Serious Injury or Death

If you have seriously injured or caused the death of another person while operating a vehicle while intoxicated, you face a felony charge and increased punishment. An OWI causing serious injury or death may result in a five- to 15-year imprisonment.

We will fight hard to get your charges dismissed or reduced. If convicted of an OWI/DUI or related offenses, we will also help you restore your driving privileges and other rights that have been taken away.

Contact Our Law Firm

Know your rights. Contact an Oakland County OWI lawyer at THE WOLF LAW FIRM today by calling (248) 804-8578. Together with an experienced attorney at our office, you can explore your drunk driving defense options.

We serve the Lake Orion, Rochester and Detroit metro areas as well as Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and Lapeer Counties.