Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) – 1st Offense

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It is illegal for an individual who is 21 years or older to operate a vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of more than 0.08%. For an individual under 21, Michigan has a zero tolerance policy, a BAC of 0.02% will lead to an Operating While Intoxicated charge. An OWI is a misdemeanor crime. Conviction for an OWI will lead to a maximum of 93 days in jail, fines up to $500, up to 360 hours of community service, probation, and a possible 30 day driver’s license suspension. Most OWI (first offense) charges do not lead to jail time, but this is entirely up to the judge and is possible. Even with no jail time an OWI will lead to many life discrepancies. An OWI will affect your chances of future employment, as an employer will see this on your record. Another negative factor for an OWI is your auto insurance rates will increase for a substantial amount of time. To help your case you must contract a good lawyer, and the lawyers at Rudoi Law are exactly who you need to represent you to best to achieve the results you desire.

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