Oakland Felony OWI Lawyer
Effective Defense for Felony OWI/DUI Charges
In the state of Michigan, there are three specific instances where a person could face felony charges for driving under the influence (DUI). Felony DUI charges can be filed when:
- Your OWI involves property damage, bodily injury or death to another
- You are facing your 3rd or subsequent OWI
- You had a child in your vehicle at the time of the incident
If any of the above applies to your case, then you are likely facing felony charges and could face higher fines and possible time in prison if convicted.
Felony vs. Misdemeanor DUI Charges
Other cases of operating while intoxicated (OWI) are generally charges as misdemeanors, such as a first time OWI. Misdemeanor OWI/DUI charges incur penalties such as informal probation, fines reaching over $1,000 in some cases, and license suspension.
Felony DUI will result in the following penalties:
- One to five years in prison
- Fines of up to $5,000 or more
- License revocation
- Vehicle impoundment
- Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
- Community service
Do not hesitate to hire an experienced and aggressive OWI defense attorney in Oakland if you are facing charges. Attorney Emily Long has helped numerous Oakland area residents fight charges of drunk driving.
Hire an OWI Attorney in Oakland County
Long Law PLLC is dedicated to defending those who are facing all types of criminal charges, from DUI to charges of drug crimes, theft crimes, and sex crimes. Emily Long is a former assistant prosecutor with experience on both sides of the courtroom, giving her insight into your opponent's approach to your case.
Call the firm today at (888) 510-8182 to contact an attorney and learn how we can fight your OWI charges.