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OWI Second and Accident Dismissed – Northville Michigan

Our client was drinking with his girlfriend at a house party in Northville, Michigan. At some point the fun at the house party fizzled out and out client had to leave abruptly. He had drunk way too much and on his way home he crashed into a telephone pull and a fire hydrant. Not thinking, he tried to drive off but the car couldn’t make it much further and ultimately he was arrested. The blood alcohol level in this case was more than three times the legal limit. The client called Northville criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria, (743) 453-7806.

Our client had previously been convicted of drinking and driving within the past seven years, so the prosecution charged him with a second offense Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). The prosecutor also charged him with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, similar to hit and run. Both of these charged are serious misdemeanors that can result in jail time, and hefty fines.

Luckily for our client, Northville criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria, had his back. Aaron J. Boria was able to get the OWI second offense reduced to an operating while impaired first offense and was able to get the leaving the scene of a property damage accident completely dismissed.

OWI Second Offense – Michigan

Operating While Intoxicated Second Offense is probably one of the most, if not the most serious misdemeanor you can be charged with. A conviction for OWI second means that you face a minimum of 5 days in jail and a maximum of 1 year in jail. Your driver license will be revoked, meaning that you cannot get it back without jumping through hoops with the secretary of state after attending a special hearing, and that can take years. Additionally, your vehicle will be immobilized, or forfeited. Six points will be added to your driving record and you will owe $2,000.00 in driver responsibility fees on top of court fines and costs.

In this particular case, we were able to reduce our client’s potential jail time to a maximum of 93 days, but he may not have to do any. Additionally, the points added to his record will be four rather than six, and driver responsibility fees will be cut in half. His vehicle will not be immobilized or forfeited.

Northville Criminal Lawyer

This matter is currently pending at the 35th District Court in Plymouth. The sentencing will take place later this month.

Northville criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria, appears in the 35th District Court defending those accused of criminal charged including OWI several times a month, often he appears there several times per week.

Boria has won multiple trials at the Northville District Court and has won in front of every judge there, something that very few criminal attorneys can say.

If you have been charged with a crime then you better call Boria (734) 453-7806.