Criminal Attorneys Dearborn MI

Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI)- means that because of the presence of either alcohol or other drugs in your body, your ability to operate a motor vehicle was visibly impaired.

Operating While Intoxicated (OWI-) encompasses 3 types of violations:

  • Alcohol or drugs in your body substantially affected your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
  • A bodily alcohol content (BAC) at or above 0.08. Can be determined through a chemical test.
  • High BAC means the alcohol levels in your body were at or above 0.17. This level can be determined through a chemical test.

Operating With Any Presence of a Schedule 1 Drug or Cocaine (OWPD)- even a small amount of these drugs in your body, even if you do not appear to be intoxicated or impaired. This can be determined through a chemical test.

Under Age 21 Operating With Any Bodily Alcohol Content (Zero Tolerance) means having a BAC of 0.02 to 0.07, or any presence of alcohol in your body other than alcohol that is consumed at a generally recognized religious ceremony.

Effects of Alcohol

Driving is a high stress activity. It requires concentration, motor skills, common sense, and an awareness for the safety of everyone on the road. Alcohol affects people differently. Mixing drugs or alcohol and driving is dangerous and often deadly.

No matter which type of alcohol you drink, wine, beer or hard liquor, the effects are the same. . A 12-ounce can of beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, and a 1.5-ounce shot of vodka all contain the same amount of alcohol. With a standard serving of any of these and the effects can be the same. Judgement, motor skills and reaction time are all impaired when drinking and driving.

Many people sadly believe that a cold shower, coffee or caffeine can sober you up. Time is the only thing that can sober you up.





Our knowledgeable attorneys will help you avoid jail time and other severe consequences, such as losing your driver’s license. We carefully look over all of the factors involved—the police report, traffic stop, breath-tests, roadside tests and the breathalyzer. Then we analyze the pluses and minuses of taking your case to trial. Often the best results for your case might come as a result of our negotiation skills, where we obtain a favorable plea bargain in order to ensure no jail time or loss of your driver’s license. We will always do our very best to lessen the negative impact on your life.

We Will Meet with Your Face to face at no cost for the consultation. . We analyze all areas of the case to deliver you the best outcome possible. Your case matters, you matter, your freedom matters. Please give us a call and we will be happy to set an appointment for you.