Impaired Driving OWVI Lawyers
Facing Your First DUI Offense? Call Fraiberg & Pernie for Experienced Guidance.
Operating a vehicle while visibly impaired (OWVI) is a serious offense and is prosecuted harshly in Michigan. Because of the severe penalties and long-term consequences of a conviction, it's crucial to take OWVI charges seriously. At Fraiberg & Pernie, our Oakland County impaired driving OWVI lawyers have over 35 years of experience handling these types of cases. With two convenient offices in Birmingham and Oak Park, we are prepared to put this experience to work for you.
To discuss your case with an experienced Oakland County OWVI defense attorney, call Fraiberg & Pernie at (248) 440-7936 or contact us online.
What to Do When Charged with Impaired Driving
Also referred to as a DUI, operating a vehicle while visibly impaired (OWVI) can result in steep fines, jail time, and a loss of your driving privileges. While some people assume that a first offense is no big deal, it can have long-term consequences. Additionally, it is always better to fight OWVI charges when possible, as you do not want a DUI on your record.
Possible penalties of a first-offense OWVI include:
- Up to $300 fine
- $500 Driver Responsibility Fee
- Jail time up to 93 days
- Mandatory community service up to 360 hours
- License restrictions for 90 days
- License restrictions for 180 days if controlled substances were involved
- 4 points on your driving record
As you can see, the cost of a DUI conviction, even on a first offense, is expensive and can severely limit your freedoms. In addition to jail time, if you are also dealing with a license restriction, you may not be able to get to and from work, take your children to and from school, or provide caregiving services to dependent family members. Additionally, points on your record can cause the cost of your auto insurance to skyrocket or even limit your ability to secure coverage.
Get the Help You Need Today
If you or a loved one is facing OWVI allegations, we Fraiberg & Pernie can help. We know how important it is to fight DUI charges aggressively. When you work with our Oakland County OWVI lawyer, your case becomes our priority. We believe in providing compassionate legal representation that puts the best interest of the client first. We also believe that one mistake does not define the person, and we are proud to help clients through this challenging time.
When you call our offices, you will get to speak with your attorney every time. To us, you are more than just a case number. We get to work quickly, and we never stop fighting for you when you are charged with a crime.
For a free DUI case evaluation, call our impaired driving OWVI attorneys in Oakland County at (248) 440-7936.