Defending DUI/OWI Accidents

By The Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman  Jun. 17, 2011 4:26p

Operating while intoxicated (OWI) is the term used in Michigan for driving while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. OWI is used interchangeably with DUI and DWI, as it is commonly referred to in other states. Drinking and driving is extremely serious, when you are subsequently involved in a DUI accident, then you are facing felony charges in the state of Michigan.

DUI is one of the most common offenses people are arrested for nationwide. DUI’s are not limited to criminals; in fact, most people arrested for DUI are normal citizens with no prior criminal history. Unfortunately, all too often a driver is charged with being the cause of an accident, just because he or she had a few drinks. However, the truth is, just because a driver is “involved” in an accident and had a couple of drinks, does not mean he or she caused the accident. Nor does it mean that they were breaking any traffic laws. If you have been arrested for a DUI/OWI accident, contact a Michigan OWI attorney without delay!

Consequences of OWI Accidents

Whether you caused the accident or not, as long as you were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision, you can be pursued by the prosecuting attorney. It is against the law to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater for drivers over the age of 21. It will be up to your defense attorney to prove your innocence. Even if you know you were not at fault, you will be frowned upon for drinking and driving.

If you are convicted of OWI, you could be facing hefty fines, jail or prison sentencing, community service, probation, driver’s license suspension and more. When you are on such shaky ground, having an experienced Michigan DUI accident attorney represent you will make all the difference in the outcome of your case. At the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman, a Michigan DUI accident lawyer from our firm will fight aggressively on your behalf. We will interview witnesses, and use accident re-construction to prove you were not at fault.

Contact a Michigan DUI accident attorney from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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