Intoxicated Driving (OWI)


An OWI conviction comes with serious penalties and will forever change your life. To vnitigate OWI penalties, get in touch with Edward J. Nykiel, an  OWI defense attorney.

The penalties you will face if you are convicted of OWI in Michigan are severe and will remain permanently on your record . By hiring a skilled defense attorney, you give yourself a better chance to defeind the charge if discovery reveals irregularities in the stop, arrest or booking.

Your sentencing will depend on the facts of your case and your traffic record. If you have any previous convictions, you will face more severe intoxicated driving penalties.

A person convicted of a Michigan OWI offense faces a variety of penalties. For a first offense, you can be put in jail for up to 93 days, have your Michigan driver’s license suspended for up to 6 months, have your vehicle immobilized plus court costs, receive 6 points on your license, and pay a fine from $100 to $500 . An OWI lawyer can help to fight for a lighter sentence, such as probation with community service, ignition interlock, or vehicle immobilization.

A second [OWI Conviction] comes with more severe penalties than a first conviction. You face jail time from 5 days to 1 year, a minimum 1 year Michigan driver’s license revocation, 6 points on your license, license plate confiscation, vehicle immobilization from 90 to 180 days, a fine from $200 to $1,000, ignition interlock device, and costs of prosecution and emergency response.

The penalties are even worse for a third drunk driving conviction. The third OWI offense is considered a felony offense in Michigan. You will face 1 to 5 years of prison time, or jail time from 30 days to a year and probation up to 5 years Your license will be revoked, 6 points will go on your license, your license plates will be confiscated, your vehicle will be immobilized from 90 to 180 days unless it is forfeited, and you will have to pay fines from $200 to $1,000. plus costs of prosecution and emergency response.

The sentence that comes with a 3rd OWI conviction can be mitigated with the help of Edward J. Nykiel, OWI attorney. An experienced OWI attorney, Ed Nykiel has the skills it takes to get the minimum sentence if you are convicted for an OWI 3rd offense. Ed Nykiel knows that the penalties you receive will greatly affect your future. Certain penalties will affect your job and/or your credit. Employers and credit agencies will have access to your criminal record and this will affect whether or not you get a job, house, apartment, car, etc. Not only this, but you could lose respect from your family and friends. Don’t let this happen. Hire the best OWI attorney you can find. Edward J. Nykiel is the smart choice for anyone who wants to mitigate the sentence that comes with an OWI. Contact Nykiel Law to set up a free consultation Call (734) 775-5990 today.

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