Drunk Driving Charges Are Defensible In Michigan

Anyone can be charged with drunk driving. It doesn't matter who you are, where you live or how much money you make. If you are convicted, it will have an impact on not only you and your future, but your family as well.

The consequences for a DUI conviction in Kalamazoo or Portage (commonly called OWI in Michigan) can be harsh and punishments may include:

  • License suspension
  • Fines and driver responsibility fees
  • Mandatory minimums for jail time
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Vehicle impoundment

Not Every Attorney Can Provide The Same Level Of Defense For Your OWI

DUI laws are complex, and police are required to follow certain protocol when making the stop, administering field sobriety tests and making the arrest. So when faced with a DUI charge, choosing a criminal defense lawyer should not be done lightly. An inexperienced attorney may not understand all the available defense options in your case.

G. M. Gabry Law, however, brings more than 35 years of legal experience to your case. Our lead attorney, Gary Michael Gabry, began his career as a state's attorney and prosecuted numerous OWI cases. Now as a criminal defender, he understands what the prosecution actually needs in order to make its case. He knows where to look for loopholes and when a dismissal is actually possible. In the event that dropped charges are not realistic, Gary can help you obtain reduced charges, lessened penalties and restricted driving privileges as opposed to full license suspension.

Options In Sobriety Courts

Sobriety court is an alternative sentencing option in Michigan that allows many OWI offenders to avoid the criminal justice system. It was created to help address the public health problem of alcoholism as well as drunk driving. In this option, offenders will face a combination of treatment and reduced punishments in the hopes they will achieve sobriety.

Not everyone will qualify for this option. You must show a strong commitment to accepting responsibility and following the guidelines of the treatment program. For those who are accepted, sobriety court sentencing is a positive solution to a very serious criminal charge. The rules for acceptance and follow through are complex, but our law firm will walk you through the requirements and help you fight for this favorable outcome.

OWI Is Serious — Contact Us For A Serious Defense

As a drunk driving defense lawyer, attorney Gary Michael Gabry has helped clients in Portage, Kalamazoo, and throughout Michigan. Whether this is your first DUI or your second or third offense, our law firm can help. Contact us online, or call 269-389-9113 today to schedule a free consultation.