Second Time OWI/OWVI Offense

Oakland County OWI Lawyer: Representation in Charges

Being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol is something that countless individuals face every year. Many of these accusations are false and they are able to be effectively disputed. When you find yourself faced with a second OWI charge, don't hesitate to get in touch with Long Law PLLC's Oakland County criminal defense attorney. A first offense is a serious conviction, but for those who are charged a second time, the penalties can increase.

For a second offense for operating while intoxicated, the penalties may be as follow:

  • Five days to a year in jail
  • Fines up to $1,000
  • 30-90 days of community service
  • Confiscation of a license plate
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Driver's license revocation with a denial for at least a year
  • Up to 180 days vehicle immobilization
  • Six points on a driving record
  • Driver responsibility fee: $1,000 for two years

Another type offense that may be charged is for operating while visibly impaired (OWVI). This alleges that the driver was visibly impaired from operating their vehicle due to drugs or alcohol.

If a second OWVI offense is charged within seven years, the penalties can include the following:

  • Five days to a year in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • 30-90 days of community service
  • Confiscation of a license plate
  • Vehicle immobilization
  • Four points on a driving record
  • Driver responsibility fee: $500 for two years.

Turn to an Oakland County Criminal Attorney

A second conviction for an OWI or OWVI can set you back in many ways. Your family, career, social life and more can be harmed so that best thing to do is fight. Oakland County criminal lawyer. Ms. Long has experience and proven results in criminal charges. Through effective handling of a case she has been able to find successful results for many of her clients. To learn what she may be able to do in your case, get in touch with her as soon as possible.