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Our Grand Rapids DUI Attorney Can Fight for Your Rights

Whiskey, car keys, and handcuffs - DUI in Michigan

At Gower Law PLC, we defend individuals charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If we take on your case, we work tirelessly to protect our clients' driving privileges. If you of someone you love has been charged with a DUI in the Bay City or Grand Rapids areas, you need expert representation from a Bay City defense attorney from our firm.

An experienced DUI lawyer from Gower Law PLC can help defend, inform and guide you through the difficult and complex process of pretrial rights and procedures such as the Michigan Datamaster test, the legal proceedings involved in defending you, as well as the process for restoring your license.

Contact our DUI attorney in Bay City to learn more about how we can defend you.

Michigan law defines three levels of offenses involving drunk driving:

  • First Offense – If convicted of a DUI offense for the first time, you could face the suspension of your license for up to six months, several months in jail, heavy fines, and more.
  • Second Offense – If you are convicted of a DUI twice within seven years, you could be facing up to a year in jail as well as the loss of your driver's license.
  • Third Offense – If you have received three DUI charges whether in the state of Michigan or somewhere else in the United States, your third offense will be considered a felony. If convicted, you could be facing up to five years in jail, the permanent loss of your license, and much more.

Stopped for a possible DUI?

Any person, with almost any amount of alcohol in their system, can be accused of driving while under the influence and receive a citation. If you are driving after drinking alcohol you are responsible for any accident that you may be involved in, regardless of the situation. There are steps you can take to protect yourself against a DUI:

Obey traffic laws. This might seem like common sense but you need to be on your best driving behavior to avoid a DUI. A police officer needs probable cause to make a traffic stop. Use your blinker, make a complete halt at that four-way stop, go the speed limit. Although you might be following all of the rules you may still get pulled over. Be prepared.

Be courteous. You see the blue and red lights flashing behind you. Pull off to the right side of the road and put both hands on your steering wheel. This action will help the officer feel comfortable about his/her safety. Roll down your window at the appropriate time to speak to the officer.

Keep important documents handy. Be sure to keep your insurance card and registration in a convenient place so you don’t have to search through your glove box. Ask the officer for permission before you reach for the documents.

Know your rights. Be polite, but be sure not to admit anything. You may want to be overly chatty to relieve anxiety, but resist this urge. Any admission will be used against you. You are under no obligation to provide the officer with any information beyond that on your driver’s license, vehicle registration, or proof of insurance.

The officer might ask you to step out of the car and perform physical tests. You are not obligated to perform these tests and there isn’t a penalty for refusing to do so. Politely decline this request. However, if the situation arises you are required to take a chemical test.

Contact a DUI lawyer.

In the event that you are arrested be sure to exercise your right to a Grand Rapids DUI attorney before you answer any further questions.

Contact Us if You've Been Charged.

Do not delay in hiring our firm as soon as possible after you have been charged with a DUI. Contact our Grand Rapids DUI lawyer today so that we can get started on your case right away. Your rights are at stake!

Call Gower Law PLC at (989) 244-4333 to discuss your DUI charges with our Bay City DUI defense lawyers at Gower Law PLC.

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- Deuteronomy 16:20
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