Charged With Drunk Driving?

People facing criminal charges for drinking and driving are often very overwhelmed. For many, a DUI arrest is their first encounter with law enforcement. Relax. Your life is not over. Yes, the drunk driving charges are serious. However, with the help of an experienced criminal defense law firm, you can be certain that your rights will be protected.

At Vander Horst Law Office, P.C., in Kalamazoo, Michigan, clients rest easy knowing that our DUI defense attorneys are on their side. At our firm, you can trust that we are looking out for your interests and your future.

Drunk Driving Defense

Our criminal defense law firm handles all levels of drunk driving charges — OWI (operating while intoxicated, commonly referred to as DUI or DWI) and OWVI (operating while visibly impaired):

  • First-offense DUI/OWI (misdemeanor)
  • Second-offense DUI/OWI (misdemeanor)
  • Third-offense DUI/OWI (felony)
  • Underage DUI/OWI (misdemeanor)

Under recent DUI/OWI laws passed in Michigan, anyone arrested for third-offense drunk driving will face felony drunk driving charges — regardless of the amount of time that has passed between prior offenses. With so much at stake, it is essential to have an experienced DUI/OWI lawyer on your side.

Drunk driving charges can be beat. As an experienced criminal defense law firm, we know what it takes to succeed in drunk driving defense cases. We use our skills and experience to develop an effective defense strategy.

In our case preparation, we review all evidence the prosecution has against you. In many cases, there may be technical deficiencies that can be beneficial to your case. We investigate the police officer's methods: Was there probable cause for the traffic stop? Were field sobriety tests conducted appropriately? Were confusing or unconventional roadside tests used? Was the Breathalyzer test calibrated appropriately? Could there be errors in BAC (blood alcohol content) results?

We gather this evidence and work diligently to weaken the case against you. In addition, if you are facing a revoked license as a result of your DUI arrest, we work to protect your driving privileges.

For more information about our DUI/OWI defense services and our criminal defense law firm contact Vander Horst Law Office, P.C. Call 269-388-7600.

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