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There Are Serious Penalties For DUI/OWI Charges

Choosing the right lawyer is the most important decision you can make when facing DUI/OWI charges. Michigan’s approach to drunk and impaired driving convictions is not lenient. If you are found guilty of DUI, especially if it caused injuries, you can expect major fines, license restrictions and even jail time. If you are found guilty of drunk driving more than once, the penalties become exponentially more severe.

At The McManus Firm, you will work directly with me. I am attorney John McManus. I have spent the past 30 years in courtrooms across Michigan. I know how to effectively defend you during trial. I work with attorneys in Michigan and nationally as a Criminal Justice Act panelist. Speak with me about your defense today.

The Circumstances Matter

Michigan law establishes multiple different types of OWI offenses. Each has a different consequence. For some circumstances, you may be eligible for driver’s re-education courses or substance-abuse treatment. Other circumstances can mean serious and permanent consequences.

An initial drunk driving conviction comes with steep consequences: a $500 fine, up to three months in jail and license suspension. Repeat convictions are even more serious. And if your DUI led to injury or death, you face life-changing felony charges. For OWI convictions that involve serious injury or death, you can face up to 15 years in prison and multiple thousands of dollars in fines.

Get A Quality Defense

As your attorney, I will work for you. I can help you dispute the charges against you, even if your case involves a Breathalyzer test. Your future is on the line. Call my office today at 248-268-8989.