Need Michigan drunk driving OWI attorney in Eastpointe Michigan- 3rd Drunk Driving a 5 year felony in Michigan??? My last conviction was 18 years ago!!!

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I need a good Michigan drunk driving attorney right away, but I would like to ask a couple questions first.  I am charged with drunk driving OWI in Eastpointe Michigan (Macomb County) and at my arraignment I was told it was a felony punishable by 5 years in prison and the State of Michigan is prosecuting me??? Are you kidding???  My last DUI in Michigan was almost 18 years ago, so isnt that off my record by now?  I thought drunk driving offenses only stayed on your record in Michigan for like 5 years, and my friend told me if it’s over 10 years its only a misdemeanor not a felony because that’s what happened to him.  I am freaking out because  I cant go to prison I have a wife and 3 kids and a good job.  I need a good drunk driving attorney for Eastpointe and some good advice.  Someone at court gave me your business card said you the best and I saw this website.  I need help guys, I’m afraid and that Judge seemed really tough too.

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  1. Peter A. Torrice on February 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm said:

    Thanks for asking this question to Michigan’s best drunk driving / DUI / OWI attorneys at Canu Torrice Law on http://www.AllLegalMatters.com.

    Ok, let’s clear up a few things first and then we will go from there. Drunk driving charges never are “off your record,” no matter how much time passes.

    The law in Michigan regarding multiple drunk driving / DUI / OWI offenses changed several years ago. On January 3, 2007 Governor Jennifer Granholm signed into law new legislation that made any 3 drinking and driving related convictions within a person’s LIFETIME a 5 year felony. Under Michigan’s prior drunk driving law, a third offense DUI / OWI would be considered a 5 year felony only if the other offenses occured within a 10-year time period. With this new law change any Michigan driver arrested for drunk driving /DUI / OWI with two or more prior drinkng and driving related offenses at ANY point in time, regardless of their age, will face a 5 year felony charge. It is also important to remember that it doesn’t matter whether your prior charges were reduced to impaired driving / OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired), or whether they were straight up DUI / OWI convictions . . . the key is whether you have 2 or more prior drinkng and driving related offenses of any kind.

    Your friend probably was prosecuted prior to the law change, ot he doesn’t know what he is talking about.

    Now the good news is you found the right drunk driving / DUI / OWI lawyers in Macomb County to handle this felony drunk driving charge in Eastpointe. We are in most of the Macomb County courts every day, and we handle a considerable amount of criminal, drunk driving, drug and other misdemeanor and felony cases in Eastpointe every week. I think after you meet with us for a free consultation you will find yourself not quite so “scared.” There are many challenges to drink driving defense in Michigan that most attorneys either do not know about, or do not actively pursue. We know them all, and we aggressively defend all of our clients every day.

    Call our law firm in Macomb County, Michigan today for a free consultation with Michigan’s best drunk driving / DUI / OWI attorneys at (586) 285-1700. Our office has staff answering our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Peter A. Torrice
    Canu Torrice Law
    http://www.AllLegalMatters.com
    (586) 285-1700

  2. Trust me, if you hire these Michigan lawyers for your DUI drunk driving case in Eastpointe ( I still call it East Detroit) you will be just fine. They have helped me there too (geeze I am almost embarassed to admit how much trouble I have been in – but I have never done 1 day in jail thanks to these Michigan criminal defense lawyer experts).

    Tony

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