Aggressively Protecting Your Rights In Criminal Defense Cases

Traverse City OUI And OWI Defense Attorneys

Have you been arrested for driving while intoxicated or impaired (DWI), operating while intoxicated (OWI) or operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL) in Michigan? Are you facing jail time as the result of multiple drunk driving convictions? Did you lose your license after being charged with OWI? At Williams & Associates, our Traverse City OUI and OWI defense lawyers work hard to help you avoid jail, keep your license and keep all charges off your record.

If you have been charged with drunk driving or operating a vehicle under the influence, speak with us. Contact us online or call us at 231-735-8575 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation. Initial consultations are always free. We know the Michigan court system and Michigan drunk driving laws. You don’t need to hire an out-of-state lawyer. You can get the aggressive criminal defense you need right here.

Experienced Legal Counsel For All Drunk Driving Matters

With more than 35 years of legal experience, our attorneys understand what it takes to build a strong defense against OWI charges. We handle all issues concerning drunk driving, including:

Felony drunk driving charges: A previous conviction for OWI puts you at risk for being charged with a felony if you are subsequently arrested. The consequences of a felony conviction are severe, and it is essential to have experienced legal representation on your side.

Cases charged under Michigan’s “super drunk” law: If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is measured at .17 or greater, you may be charged under Michigan’s “super drunk” law. A conviction on this charge means a mandatory one-year use of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle as well as other penalties, including jail time. We can fight to get these charges reduced or dismissed.

Implied consent matters: Refusal to submit to chemical testing following a traffic stop for suspected OWI will result in even more charges under Michigan’s implied consent laws. We understand what it takes to defend yourself in these types of situations.

Regaining your driving privileges: Many people rely on their vehicles to get them to and from work or school or to run essential errands for their family members. We help with driver’s license restoration to help you get your life back.

The Penalties For OWI Are Serious

The penalties for drunk driving in Michigan continue to get tougher and tougher. We have watched them escalate to the point where one conviction can have serious lifelong effects. Now, an OWI charge from 10 years ago can be brought back against you in any state criminal investigation. This is on top of the potential consequences you already face, including:

  • Jail time
  • Severe licensing sanctions
  • Probation
  • Fines

Fighting Your OWI Or OUIL

There are a number of ways that our attorneys will protect your rights. We will work with you to formulate an effective and creative defense strategy. We always keep your goals in mind as we negotiate with the prosecutor, file motions and represent you in court. We will do everything in our power to protect your rights and get you the best results possible.

Preparing For Drunk Driving Litigation

We will begin preparing you for your trial even before your initial arraignment. The steps you take after your OWI or DWI charge will have a major effect on the outcome of your trial. That includes finding an experienced lawyer, going to therapy and even entering Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). We will help you grab the reigns and take hold of your case before it begins.

Contact Us If You Have Been Charged With Drunk Driving

When you step into our office, we will give you an honest appraisal of your drunk driving case and work with you so you understand all your options and possible consequences. At Williams & Associates, we understand that people make mistakes, and we believe that one mistake shouldn’t ruin your life. Contact us online or call 231-735-8575 today for a free initial consultation.