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First OWI in Michigan

Get Experienced Legal Representation from Our Okemos Criminal Defense Attorney

Getting an OWI for the first-time is a frightening and stressful experience. Drunk driving is associated with serious penalties such as jail time, fines, and license suspension. Fortunately, you have a chance to either get your case dismissed entirely or lessen the penalties you face with the help of an experienced lawyer.

At White Law PLLC, we are committed to protecting your rights and future. With more than six decades of combined legal experience, our Okemos criminal defense attorneys understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable results possible for our clients. Let us help you get your life back on track immediately.

Penalties for First-Time OWI

Similar to all states, Michigan has established legal limits for alcohol consumption and operating a vehicle. For drivers over the age of 21, the BAC limit is .08. This means that a motorist who is found to be driving with a BAC of .08 or higher may be charged with an OWI.

A first-time OWI in Michigan is a misdemeanor, punishable by the following:

  • A maximum jail sentence of 93 days
  • Fines of up to $500
  • Up to 360 hours of community service
  • License suspension for up to six months
  • Possible ignition interlock
  • Six points added to driver record

Let Our Award-Winning Legal Team Fight for You Now!

Our Okemos criminal defense lawyers have been recognized as National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 in Michigan due to our successful results and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. We can investigate your arrest, examine all of the evidence, and build an effective and personalized defense strategy on your behalf. Do not risk facing these serious charges without skilled and reputable legal counsel.

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    “People v. R.R. (2013) - "I was facing a serious criminal charge that I did not commit. I spoke with several other attorneys and all of them had a laid back attitude. I didn't need an attorney with a laid back attitude, I needed an attorney that would aggressively pursue my case and one that knows the law. I got referred to Jamie White of the White Law PLLC and I got exactly what I needed, an aggressive knowledgeable attorney. From our initial conversation to the day I was exonerated, Mr. White worked hard to prove my innocence. If it wasn't for Mr. White I would have been unjustly put in jail for a very long time. Thank you Mr. White." ”

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Why White Law, PLLC?

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