Protect Your License After A Drunk Driving Charge

A drunk driving conviction can have serious consequences, even for a first offense. Depending on the specific circumstances, a driver can face anything from a fine to license suspension to jail time. The sooner you contact The Law Offices of Bradley J. Friedman, the sooner I can help you mount a strong defense. With my help, it is possible to minimize the impact of a drunk driving charge on your driving record and on your life.

In Michigan, drunk driving is formally known as operating while intoxicated (OWI), or operating while visibly impaired (OWVI). As in other states, this charge is also sometimes called driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol.

No matter what you call the charge you're facing, it's important to work with an experienced and skilled OWI defense lawyer in order to protect your driving privileges and your liberty.

Guidance For Every Aspect Of Your Case

There are two separate issues to address in an OWI case:

  1. The criminal charge: Drunk driving can be either a misdemeanor or felony charge depending on injuries caused, the speed at which you were traveling, your blood alcohol content, whether you've had previous OWI charges and other factors.
  2. Administrative matters: A drunk driving conviction can result in the suspension or revocation of your driver's license. This is a separate legal proceeding from your criminal case.

As your criminal defense attorney, I can help you address both of these matters effectively. In both cases, we build our defense by forcing prosecutors to prove that each step of the process was carried out according to proper procedures. If you were pulled over without probable cause, or if a Breathalyzer test was not administered properly, this can significantly strengthen your defense.

Speak With An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you would like to discuss your legal situation with me, I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation at my Farmington Hills law office. You can call 248-206-5342 or email me to schedule a time to meet. I represent clients throughout the Detroit metropolitan area and beyond in Michigan.