Arrested in Berkley for OWI, OUIL, DWI, DUI, DWVI or OWVI?

Whatever name you call it for Drunk Driving, they all mean the same thing. You are in serious trouble if you are caught driving drunk in Berkley or anywhere else in Michigan.

Michigan treats the offense of drinking and driving seriously and imposes harsh penalties on those who are convicted of any alcohol-related charges. You may lose your driving privileges, pay a hefty fine and even spend time in jail if you are convicted of Operating While Impaired or another alcohol-related offense.

In most district courts in Michigan OWI / DUI is one of the most serious crime they handle. Sometimes, the punishments for first offense drunk driving convictions are harsher than the punishments for even more serious crimes.  OWI / DUI is very political and many prosecutors and Judges are afraid to make decisions that MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) would not agree with.  This makes having an experienced DUI attorney all the more important.  Do not assume that because you are a first offender with no prior history, that the Court will go easy on you.

If you have been accused of Drunk Driving, OWI, OUIL or DUI in Berkley, Michigan, you could lose your privilege to drive, so Contact us at the Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC, and schedule a no-cost initial consultation to speak with an Experienced Drunk Driving DUI Defense Lawyer and Attorney.

If You are Arrested and Charged in Berkley with OWI, DUI, DWI, DWVI, or Plain old Drunk Driving
If you are charged with Drunk Driving, DUI, OWI, OUIL, we will look at all the facts. For instance, did the police have probable cause to pull you over, what roadside sobriety tests were given and are the FSTs the ones approved by NHTSA and were they conducted properly. We will make sure any Breathalyzer test results were administered properly and whether the police waited the statutory time before giving you the test. And we will make sure the Breathalyzer testing device was properly calibrated. Because sometimes, the failure of the police to follow proper procedures may result in your charge being dismissed, we will examine ever facet of your arrest.

In Berkley Courts, OWI can be proved in several ways:

  • The arresting officers can testify that the way you were driving indicates that you were operating your vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, or
  • That the arresting officer administered a breath test or blood alcohol test which proved that your blood alcohol was .08 or above which is proof that you were driving drunk.
Because the penalties are so severe, this is not the time to go it alone, So whether you are charged in Berkley with OWI, DUI, DWI, DWVI, OWVI or plain old Drunk Driving, the Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC, will provide you the best Drunk Driving DUI Defense possible.

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