Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI) – 1st Offense

Operating While Visibly Impaired

Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI) is typically used for plea bargain deals in Michigan. It is very similar to Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), except the penalties are a lot more favorable. To obtain an OWVI charge, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your ability to operate was weakened or reduced by the consumption of alcohol or a controlled substance. The lawyers at Rudoi Law will emphasize key points to present that you were not in fact visibly impaired while driving. Some evidence we can often find is the actual lack of bad driving and performing on par to field sobriety tests. Hiring a skilled attorney is crucial due to the possible punishment for Operating While Visibly Impaired, which include fines up to $300, possibility of up to 93 days in jail, up to 360 hours of community service, Driver Responsibility fees, license restrictions, 4 points added to driving record and more.

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