Friedman Law Firm

Michigan OWI Lawyers In Royal Oak


Friedman Law Firm understands how important it is for you to walk away from a conviction with your driving privileges intact. Our experienced DUI attorneys will work on your behalf to maintain a driver’s license for driving to work after your conviction. With our experience, strong negotiating skills and our very positive relationships with prosecutors, we can help you keep your job and limit your time without a valid driving license to a minimum.

What Are the License Restrictions After a Michigan DUI Conviction?

Michigan law is very clear on driver’s license restrictions required once you have been convicted of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or Class 1 narcotics. Every conviction does carry a mandatory loss of driving privileges. However, it is possible to receive a restricted license which will allow you to drive back and forth to work.

A first offense will result in the suspension of your license for a minimum of 30 days, with restricted driving privileges for even longer. When you retain Friedman Law Firm to defend your OWI (operating while intoxicated) charge, we will negotiate with the prosecution to reduce your suspension of license to a restricted license. This means you would still be licensed to drive your car to work, a clear advantage over full suspension.

If you have previous convictions for OWI, it can affect your license for up to a year. If your BAC (blood alcohol content) is 0.17 or higher, or if you have any cocaine or other Schedule 1 narcotics in your system, the higher license suspension of one year also applies. With the help of an attorney from Friedman Law Firm, it is possible to obtain restricted driving benefits after a 45-day suspension with an interlock device installed in your vehicle. This can be possible even with “High BAC” charges.

If you are under the legal drinking age of 21 and are convicted of driving under the influence, you can expect your driver’s license to be suspended for 30 days as a result of Zero Tolerance Laws.

Am I Guaranteed a Michigan Restricted License After a DUI Conviction?

There are no guarantees in the legal system. Michigan drunk driving laws are serious and convictions do carry consequences due to the obvious safety hazards of driving under the influence of intoxicating substances. The Friedman Law Firm is well-versed in the law and can work on your behalf to help you retain your driving privileges. Our experience and reputation in the courts of Michigan give you the best possibility of your desired outcome, including the retention of your driver’s license. While restrictions to driving will apply, they can also allow you to retain your employment as you work through the consequences of the conviction.

Our Michigan DUI Lawyers Can Help

To learn more about how your license suspension can be restored to a restricted driver’s license after a DUI conviction in Michigan, call Friedman Law Firm today and speak with one of our qualified Royal Oak DUI Lawyers. We will fight for your restricted license, so you can keep your job while you work through an OWI conviction. Call 248-932-0900 or e-mail us.