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Ann Arbor OWI Lawyers

Fight Your DUI & OWI Charge with Our Trial Attorneys

DUI, or driving under the influence, and OWI, or operating while intoxicated, are serious criminal charges which could cost you time, money, your driver's license, and your reputation. They are often used simultaneously in Michigan criminal cases.

Penalties following a first-time DUI or OWI conviction include:

  • Jail time up to 93 days
  • License removal for up to one year
  • Skyrocketing insurance rates
  • Six points added to your criminal record
  • Up to $500 in fines and fees
  • Required ignition interlock on your vehicle

Fight your charges with help from an aggressive Ann Arbor criminal defense lawyer. Call (734) 230-7356 for a free consultation.

Blood Alcohol Levels & DUIs

You can be charged with a DUI if your blood-alcohol level exceeds 0.08% at the time that you are pulled over by a police officer. If your BAC is above 0.17%, you may be charged with an elevated DUI which comes with greater penalties. You can be pulled over if the officer observes you speeding, swerving, driving too slow, driving aggressively, or disobeying traffic signals.

After you are detained, the officer can demand you to take a blood-alcohol test. You have the right to refuse field sobriety tests, but if you do not take the breathalyzer test you can be issued an additional civil infraction. Field sobriety tests include walking in a straight line on the side of the road, following a light with your eyes, or standing on one leg.

What to Do when Pulled Over for a DUI

If you were stopped for a DUI, it is important to:

  • Remain calm
  • Be cooperative
  • Reserve your words and do not offer incriminating information
  • Avoid fleeing the scene
  • Hire an attorney

How an Ann Arbor DUI Lawyer Can Help

Some people assume that they can’t contest the breathalyzer results that preceded their arrest. This is not true. We may be able to argue for a motion to suppress evidence if we can prove that your breathalyzer test was taken under unfair circumstances, the test results were handled incorrectly, or the breathalyzer was faulty. These tests are not foolproof, and we will explore every option to try to prove your innocence.

We can also discuss the nature of your arrest to ensure that the officer complied with all Michigan state protocol. If the policeman was not fair when conducting your tests, this may be a valid argument in the courtroom.

Let a team you can trust come to your aid today. Hire Dawid & Gatti, PLLC for aggressive and dedicated legal service. Call us at (734) 230-7356.

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At Dawid & Gatti, PLLC, we use our experience and resources to provide our clients with focused representation. With more than 45 years in the legal field, our attorneys can draw from their unique professional experience to help develop a legal strategy for your case. We speak English, Spanish, and Arabic to make communication easier for our clients.

  • Representation from a former prosecutor and district court magistrate.
  • Using a team approach to cases in order to build strong representation.
  • We work directly with our clients and don't hand them off to others.
  • Our team keeps our clients informed of each step in the legal process.
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