Drinking and Driving Vehicle Immobilization
Michigan drinking and driving is a serious offense. More and more first time offenders are going to jail all over Michigan for OWI, OWVI, OWPCS offenses.
Michigan drinking and driving second offense has extremely tough penalties. Michigan drinking and driving second offense carries mandatory jail and potential vehicle forfeiture and vehicle immobilization.
Vehicle Immobilization is a possible drinking and driving penalty
It is important to hire a knowledgeable Michigan criminal defense attorney that knows Michigan drinking and driving to represent you and protect your rights.
Michigan Drinking and driving offenses that may result in vehicle forfeiture
Second or greater offense of: Operating while intoxicated, operating while under the presence of a controlled substance, or Operating while visibly impaired
First offense of any of the following resulting death or serious impairment of a bodily function: Operating while intoxicated, operating while under the presence of a controlled substance, operating while visibly impaired, reckless driving, driving on a suspended or revoked license
If the prosecutor files a petition for forfeiture a vehicle immobilization hearing will be held with the judge.
It is a misdemeanor for any one to sell, give the vehicle away, or return it to the lessor to avoid the forfeiture.
There is also the possibility of vehicle immobilization, which is similar to forfeiture. Vehicle immobilization can mean anything that prevents the car from starting or being driven, it could also mean storage of the vehicle at the cost of the defendant.
Only the vehicle used during the offense is subject to immobilization or forfeiture. If the Defendant owns more than one car only the car used during the offense can face these sanctions.
If you have been charged with drinking and driving or some other substance abuse offense in Michigan contact Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, the Michigan drinking and driving defense attorney. 248-956-0350