Michigan OWI Attorneys

Get Michigan DUI Charges Reduced Or Dropped

Getting Michigan DUI charges reduced or even dropped is possible, under the right circumstances and with the help of the right Michigan DUI lawyer. Having an established firm like Friedman Law Firm with a track record of success in reducing criminal charges can greatly benefit your Michigan DUI case.

Is It Possible to Reduce or Drop Michigan DUI Charges?

There are several parts to Michigan’s laws regarding DUI. The laws of the State of Michigan, under Section 257.625 of the Michigan Vehicle code, state the legalities of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any Class 1 narcotic. In Michigan, the offense is referred to as OWI, or operating while intoxicated, rather than DUI or driving under the influence. The penalties will vary according to the level of intoxication, the severity of the incident and how many previous OWI-related offenses the defendant has on record.

It is possible for Michigan DUI charges to be reduced, or perhaps even dropped, under certain circumstances. It is almost definite that retaining a Michigan DUI attorney who knows the details of the law will be beneficial in that endeavor. Your BAC, personal history and the severity of the incident are all taken into consideration when negotiating a plea bargain to drop or reduce your OWI charge.

Getting Michigan DUI/OWI Charges Reduced

In Michigan, everyone convicted of OWI is subject to suspension of their driver’s license for six months, even a first-time offender. However, it is possible for a driver to be eligible for a restricted driver’s license after only 30 days, reducing the time the driving privilege is revoked. For a first-time offender in Michigan, it is possible for the charges to be reduced to what is called an “operating while visibly impaired” (DWVI) offense under a plea bargain. This charge, which still carries serious consequences, is a lesser offense than a Michigan OWI or DUI, because it is considered a misdemeanor charge.

The Value of Experienced Michigan DUI Lawyers

Prosecutors are never eager to reduce DUI charges in Michigan, but an experienced lawyer is not prohibited from attempting to plea bargain in these situations. Friedman Law Firm employs attorneys who concentrate solely on OWI charges, working diligently to use the specific circumstances in your situation to produce the outcome you desire.

If you are wondering if it is possible to get your Michigan DUI charges reduced or dropped, contact Friedman Law Firm today to talk to one of our attorneys. We will work hard on your behalf to reduce your fines, jail time and/or driving restrictions so you can get back to your life. Call us now at 248-932-0900.