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-Long Distance Criminal Client
If you are confronted by a law enforcement officer for operating a motor vehicle while impaired you may be arrested for an OWI and the resulting panic may ensue. Most likely, you were given a PBT and your license was confiscated by the arresting officer.
If you had a BAC of .08% or greater at a minimum you may be charged with an OWI. For a first offense, if convicted, you could be sentenced up to 93 days in jail, a fine of no more than $500, community service, probation, Driver Responsibility fees of $2000 and/or a suspension of your license.
For a second offense, if convicted, you could face 5 days to 1 year in jail, fines up to $1000, community service, Driver’s Responsibility fees, 1 year license revocation, license plate confiscation, vehicle forfeiture or immobilization.
For a third offense, you could face 1 to 5 years imprisonment, fines of up to $5000, Driver’s Responsibility fees, license revocation, license plate confiscation, vehicle forfeiture or immobilization. If your BAC is .17% or greater your sentence may be enhanced.
If you are charged with an OWI you stand to have everything to lose. Our firm has 40 years experience representing clients so let us worry about handling your OWI so you can focus on your family, career and life.
Call us at (517) 351-6222 or email us to schedule a consultation.