Felony DUI Defense Attorneys

Leading DUI Lawyers in West Michigan

Some driving under the influence (DUI) offenses can rise to the level of felony charges. Also called felony operating while intoxicated (OWI), felony drunk driving convictions carry harsh sentences, including a long jail term, heavy fines, long-term driver’s license revocation, and vehicular immobilization or forfeiture. To protect yourself from these stiff penalties, you should immediately obtain counsel to fight your charges of driving under the influence.

Our team of DUI attorneys at Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law includes two former FBI agents and a former active-duty JAG Attorney. We approach our cases with the hard-hitting determination and extensive investigative skills we acquired through our positions with these organizations. We believe in negotiating from a position of strength and remain focused on putting you in the best position possible through strategic negotiations with prosecutors and aggressive advocacy at trial.

A Third DUI conviction is a Felony

A third DUI arrest raises the stakes substantially. If you already have at least two DUIs on your record, a third conviction is a felony punishable by harsh penalties that include:

  • Imprisonment for one to five years
  • Probation
  • Between $500 and $5,000 in fines and driver responsibility fees of $1,000
  • Driver’s license sanctions
  • Vehicle forfeiture or immobilization for one to three years
  • Denial of vehicle registration
  • Confiscation of license plate
  • Community service of 60 to 180 days

DUI Felony Accidents

A DUI accident resulting in death or serious injury to another person is a felony. If your DUI accident injured somebody, you face up to five years of incarceration. The courts can impose a prison sentence of up to 15 years if the accident was fatal and up to 20 years if the person killed was an emergency responder. You may even face these stiff penalties if the accident was not your fault, but you were accused of operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the crash occurred.  There are many defenses to these charges.  Call an experienced DUI accident attorney immediately if you are involved in or accused of being involved in a DUI-related accident.

See What Our Team of OWI Defense Lawyers Can Do To Help You

Our Grand Rapids criminal defense attorneys conduct intense discovery to understand the evidence the prosecution has against you. Our team reviews video tapes and police reports for inconsistencies and inaccuracies. We aggressively attack the validity and reliability of the chemical tests, either a DataMaster breath test or a blood test, and field sobriety tests. For more, on how we attack a DUI case, click here.  Every action we take is geared toward protecting your rights and preserving your freedom.

To Learn More About Felony Drunk Driving Charges, Call Our Award-Winning Team of DUI Attorneys for a Free Case Evaluation and Consultation

To learn more about felony OWI charges in Michigan, call Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, P.L.L.C.’s Grand Rapids office at 616-458-5500 or our Fremont office at 231-206-7256 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.