When a man was charged with an OWI in Clinton County after a breathalyzer showed his BAC was above the legal limit, the outlook looked fairly bleak. He knew that Michigan penalizes drunk driving offenses with very stiff consequences including substantial fines, mandatory license suspensions, and sometimes even jail time. Worried about such severe repercussions, the man quickly realized that he would need a highly-skilled OWI defense lawyer with a reputation for getting results throughout the state.
This brought him to Lansing’s DeBruin Law and the experienced criminal defense attorney Tiffany DeBruin. Attorney DeBruin saw an opportunity to help her client and set to work to find the best possible result. Once she reviewed the facts of the case and discussed the situation with the prosecution, attorney DeBruin leveraged a discrepancy in the man’s breathalyzer test and fervently negotiated to have the OWI offense amended to a reduced charge of careless driving and three minor civil infractions that will not impact his driving record. As a result, DeBruin’s client was spared from the expensive fines, the loss of his driving privileges, and the time in jail that usually accompany a Michigan OWI conviction.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.