DUI Defense Lawyer in Michigan
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why do I need an attorney for a DUI or OWI charge?
When an individual is facing a DUI or OWI charge, the likelihood of a better outcome is increased when you have legal representation. The attorney can review all the evidence against you, and there are often errors in law enforcement procedure, testing or other part of your case that make it possible to defend you aggressively.
Will I go to jail for a first DUI charge?
It is possible if you go to court without an attorney that you will be spending some time in jail. There are alternatives and with the assistance of a skilled Michigan DUI defense lawyer, these alternatives can be aggressively fought for.
I have an earlier DUI conviction. What will happen to me?
A second DUI conviction is a very serious legal matter. You will have your driver's license suspended/revoked for a minimum of 1 year, if the earlier offense was committed within the past seven years. Your vehicle may be forfeited depending on the case. You will be spending between 5 days to 1 year in jail. A conviction is very serious on a second DUI offense, and it is strongly advised that you contact Garrison & Associates, PLLC to have your case immediately reviewed and evaluated by a
DUI defense attorney. Alternatives could be sought.
I refused the breath test, as I thought this was a good idea. What will happen?
If you refuse the breath test in Michigan, you will lose your driver's license for one year. Michigan has "implied consent" laws that make it illegal to refuse the test. However, if you have done so, it is crucial that you contact our Law Firm immediately, as papers must be filed within 14 days if you hope to make it possible to continue to drive after the refusal. You have the right to be represented by an attorney, and this is strongly advised.
What types of DUI cases can your firm help me with?
Our experienced DUI defense team assists clients with any type of drunk driving charge, including standard DUI/OWI, OUID,
felony drunk driving and
OUIL causing death. Whether this is your first arrest or you are facing a second, third or subsequent offense, we have the resources and experience to help.
Metro Detroit DUI Attorney
If you are facing a DUI charge, the most important action you can take after your arrest is to contact us to defend your case. The sooner after the arrest you contact the firm the better, as when defending DUI charges, time is a crucial matter.
Contact a DUI lawyer at our firm if you are seeking a high quality, aggressive DUI attorney to defend your rights.