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GRAND RAPIDS DUI ATTORNEY - PENALTIES FOR DRUNK DRIVING (DUI) - MICHIGAN

When you are facing serious criminal charges such as drunk driving in the Grand Rapids area, it is important to have the representation of a good DUI defense lawyer. Krupp Law Offices P.C.has been providing quality drunk driving defense for over 85 years. If you are facing drunk driving charges or are being investigated for drunk driving, call the Grand Rapids drunk driving defense attorneys at Krupp Law Offices P.C. for a free phone consultation. During your phone consultation, our attorneys will provide you with immediate answers to your questions and schedule an appointment with one of our criminal defense attorneys.

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Operating While Intoxicated (First Offense)

- $100.00 to $500.00 fine plus costs Up to 93 days Up to 360 hours. 180 day license suspension with a restricted license available after 30 days.

Operating While Impaired (First Offense)

Up to $300.00 fine plus costs Up to 93 days Up to 360 hours. 90 day license suspension with a restricted license available immediately.

Operating With Presence of Drugs (First Offense)

$100.00 to $500.00 fine plus costs Up to 93 days Up to 360 hours.

DRIVERS LICENSE SANCTIONS FOR DUI CONVICTION IN MICHIGAN

First Offense:

OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) or Operating With Any Presence of a Schedule 1 Drug or Cocaine (OWPD)
$100 to $500 fine and one or more of the following:
Up to 93 days in jail.
Up to 360 hours of community service.
Driver license suspension for 30 days, followed by restrictions for 150 days.
Possible vehicle immobilization.
Possible ignition interlock.
Six points added to driver record.
$1,000 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years for OWI.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years for OWPD.

OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired)
Up to $300 fine and one or more of the following:
Up to 93 days in jail.
Up to 360 hours of community service.
Driver license restriction for 90 days (180 days if impaired by controlled substance).
Possible vehicle immobilization.
Four points on driver record.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

Any combination, second offense within seven years:

OWI (Operating While Intoxicated)
$200 to $1,000 fine and one or more of the following:
Five days to one year in jail.
30 to 90 days community service.
Driver license denial/revocation for a minimum of one year.
License plate confiscated.
Vehicle immobilization 90 to 180 days unless vehicle is forfeited.
Possible vehicle forfeiture.
Six points on driver record.
$1000 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired)
$200 to $1,000 fine and one or more of the following:
Five days to one year in jail.
30 to 90 days community service.
Driver license denial/revocation for a minimum one year.
License plate confiscation.
Vehicle immobilization 90 to 180 days unless vehicle is forfeited.
Possible vehicle forfeiture.
Four points on driver record.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

Any combination, third offense within lifetime (felony):

OWI (Operating While Intoxicated)
$500 to $5,000 fine and either:
One to five years imprisonment.
Probation with 30 days to one year in jail.
60 to 180 days community service.
Driver license denial/revocation for a minimum five years.
License plate confiscation.
Vehicle immobilization one to three years unless vehicle is forfeited.
Possible vehicle forfeiture.
Registration denial.
Six points on driver record.
$1000 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired)
$500 to $5,000 fine and either:
One to five years in prison.
Probation with 30 days to one year in jail.
60 to 180 days community service.
Driver license denial/revocation for a minimum of five years.
License plate confiscation.
Vehicle immobilization one to three years unless forfeited.
Possible vehicle forfeiture.
Registration denial.
Four points on driver record.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee

First offense

OWI/OWVI/OWPD/DWLS causing death/serious injury (felony)
Death-Up to 15 years imprisonment OR $2,500 to $10,000 fine, or both.
Injury-Up to five years imprisonment OR $1,000 to $5,000 fine, or both.
Emergency Responder Death-Up to 20 years imprisonment OR $2,500 to $10,000 fine, or both
Driver license denial/revocation for a minimum of one year.
License plate confiscation.
Vehicle immobilization up to 180 days unless forfeited.
Possible vehicle forfeiture.
$1,000 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

Second offense (any prior crime within seven years):

OWI/OWVI/OWPD/DWLS causing death/serious injury (felony)
Death-Up to 15 years imprisonment OR $2,500 to $10,000 fine, or both.
Injury-Up to five years imprisonment OR $1,000 to $5,000 fine, or both.
Emergency Responder Death-Up to 20 years imprisonment OR $2,500 to $10,000 fine, or both.
Driver license denial/revocation for a minimum of five years.
License plate confiscation.
Vehicle immobilization 90 to 180 days unless vehicle is forfeited.
Possible vehicle forfeiture.
$1000 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

Open Intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle
Up to a $100 fine.
First offense-no action is taken against driver license.
Second offense-driver license is suspended for 30 days/restricted for 60 days.
Third offense-driver license is suspended for 60 days/restricted for 305 days.
Alcohol screening may be required.
Two points on driver record.

Actions for Drivers Under Age 21:
Zero Tolerance (under age 21)

First Offense
Up to $250 fine and/or
Up to 360 hours of community service.
Driver license is restricted for 30 days.
Four points on driver record.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee for 2 consecutive years.

Second Offense within seven years:
Up to $500 fine and/or
Up to 60 days community service.
Up to 93 days in jail.
Driver license suspension 90 days. Any prior drunk driving conviction results in a minimum one-year driver license revocation.
Four points on driver record.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

Person Under 21 purchase/consume/possess alcohol:

First offense-$100 fine, no action is taken against driver license.
Second offense-$200 fine, driver license is suspended for 30 days/restricted for 60 days.
Third offense-$500 fine, driver license is suspended for 60 days/restricted for 305 days.
Community service may be required.
Alcohol screening may be required.

Person Under 21 transport or possess in a motor vehicle:

Up to a $100 fine.
First offense-no action is taken against driver license.
Second offense-driver license is suspended for 30 days/restricted for 60 days.
Third offense-driver license is suspended for 60 days/restricted for 305 days.
Alcohol screening may be required.
Community service may be required.
Two points on driver record.
Vehicle can be impounded up to 30 days.

Use Fraudulent ID to Purchase Liquor

Up to a $100 fine, 93 days in jail, or both.
90-day driver license suspension.
Alcohol screening may be required.

DWLS (Driving While License Suspended)

Up to $500 fine, up to 93 days in jail, or both.
Mandatory additional suspension.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

DWLS (second offense)
Up to $1,000 fine, up to one year in jail, or both.
Mandatory additional suspension.
Vehicle may be immobilized for up to 180 days.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee

DWLS (third offense-must have two priors within seven years-misdemeanor)
Mandatory additional suspension.
License plate confiscated.
Vehicle immobilized 90 to 180 days.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

DWLS (fourth offense-must have three priors within seven years-misdemeanor)
Same as for third offense.

DWLS (fifth offense-must have four priors within seven years-misdemeanor)
Mandatory additional suspension.
License plate confiscated.
Vehicle immobilized one to three years.
$500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

GRAND RAPIDS DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY

If you are facing a felony or a misdemeanor drunk driving, a good DUI defense attorney is not optional, it is a requirement! Our drunk driving defense attorneys can answer your questions with straight talk. Having the right criminal defense attorney on your side can relieve your stress during this difficult situation. Our drunk driving defense attorneys have over 85 years of OWI defense experience. George Krupp is a former Kent County assistant prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney. Christian Krupp is a former Jackson County assistant prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney. Between the two criminal defense attorneys, they can provide you with excellent criminal defense representation. Both attorneys have extensive criminal defense trial experience including drunk driving, larceny, robbery,and other serious crimes. Typical fees to retain attorney for a drunk driving case can range and from 1,000 dollars to as high as 5,000 dollars. Considering the potential penalties for a drunk driving conviction, it is extremely important to retain the services of an experienced attorney in the area of drunk driving.

Krupp Law Offices P.C. is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and has the right drunk driving defense attorney for you. We represent clients in all criminal matters throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven, and the counties of Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Newaygo, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ionia.

 

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KRUPP LAW OFFICES P.C.

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Grand Rapids MI 49503

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