Advocating for your freedom in drunk driving cases
If you are convicted for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) or Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI), you face harsh drunk driving penalties. These include a fine, suspension of your driver’s license and a possible jail sentence. In addition, your insurance premiums will skyrocket. If you are ever convicted for OWI or OWVI again, the penalties will be even more severe.
But, not every OWI arrest results in a conviction. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible to obtain a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a nonalcohol driving offense.
The penalties for an OWI conviction in Michigan are as follows: