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OWI Lawyer Northern Michigian

OWI Lawyer Northern Michigan

Alpena AttorneyDriving Under the Influence also known as Operating While Intoxicated or “OWI,” is one of the most common infraction in the courts today. The step-by-step components of OWI lawsuits have grown more complicated, while penalties and fines for an individual are life changing.  If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Michigan an experienced OWI Lawyer such as Rory Mortimer is vital.  Rory Mortimer has nearly 30 years of OWI defense in Northern Michigan with offices in Petoskey and Alpena MI.

Importance of an Experienced OWI Attorney

OWI/DUI arrests for drunk driving in Michigan are very prevalent.  If you have been arrested for drunk driving it is important to contact a lawyer.  If you are convicted of OWI/Drunk Driving charges you could end up in jail, pay fines and lose your license.  An OWI defense attorney in Michigan can ensure clients aren’t wrongfully convicted and protect constitutional rights. 

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol and/or drugs is a serious crime and your future could be at risk.  An experienced DUI defense attorney can help defend you from faulty tests, unlawful arrests and police mistakes which could get a case dismissed.  Our legal team will work hard to defend our clients rights and have charges reduced or dismissed.  In order to be convicted of OWI the Prosecutors must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the individual is impaired to convict them.

What are some consequences of an OWI in Michigan?OWI Lawyer Northern Michigan

  •         Possible jail time
  •          Drivers License Revoked or Suspended
  •          Higher Car Insurance Fees or Denied Car Insurance
  •          Fees

Blood Alcohol Content in Michigan

In the state of Michigan it is illegal to drive with a (BAC) Blood Alcohol Content over .08 and if you are under 21 BAC over .02. 

Open Alcohol Containers in Michigan


Having an open container of alcohol in an automobile is illegal in the state of Michigan.  Having an open container is a misdemeanor and looks bad on some ones record especially for future employers.  Open Container charges can be a penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine.  Operating Under the Influence of Liquor (OUIL) is another misdemeanor individuals could be charged with in the state of Michigan.  Mortimer Law Firm has experience with open container cases and can help have charges reduced or dropped.

 Super Drunk Driving in Northern Michigan

In Michigan a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .17% or higher is considered a Super Drunk Driving conviction.  An individual could be punished by 180 days in jail for certain Super Drunk Driving convictions.  Also, there is 45 days of no driving and 320 days of restricted driving.  The restricted driving consists of a device installed in the ignition to restrict driving times and alcohol treatment for at least one year.

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OWI Lawyer Northern Michigan

Call Mortimer Law today if you are dealing with OWI charges in Northern Michigan.  Our experienced Law Firm is located in the Alpena MI and Petoskey MI.  Feel free to contact us at or at (989)358-2100. Your consultation will be free of charge.