Operating with the Presence of Drugs – 2nd Offense

If you operate a motor vehicle on Michigan roadways or in any public area and are under the influence of drugs, you are breaking the law. A second-offense Operating With the Presence of Drugs (OWPD) conviction will carry severe consequences. Unlike DUI, there is no legal limit of drugs a person can have in their system which means that a person can be arrested with any amount of illegal drug in his/her system. Therefore, even a trace of illegal drugs can lead to criminal charges.


The consequences for a second-offense OWPD are severe and include up to one year in jail, but no less than 5 days. Fines can cost up to $1,000 not including driver responsibility fees costs. Your driver’s license will be revoked for no less than one year, your vehicle may be immobilized, and you could also have to do 90 days of community service.

If you’ve been charged with a second-offense OWPD (Operating With the Presence of Drugs), you should contact a reputable, experienced, and qualified attorney today. Regardless of the type of illegal drug (marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, etc.) found in your system, you need a professional lawyer to protect your rights and minimize the penalties, if convicted.

Contact Rudoi Law today.