A charge of OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired) comes with life-changing consequences. Not only is an alcohol-related offense a permanent entry on your criminal record for a lifetime, there are exorbitant costs associated with hiring an attorney, court fines, and the increase of car insurance. The most taxing consequence of an alcohol-related offense is the possibility of the suspension and/or restriction of your driving privileges.

What is OWI – Operating While Intoxicated?

OWVI Operating While Visibly Impaired

Operating While Visibly Impaired is defined as an individual who operates a motor vehicle while visibly impaired under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but whose blood alcohol content is a .07 or less. Although the penalties for an OWVI are less than that of an OWI, the charge is still a serious offense that is a permanent addition to an individual’s criminal record.

What are the penalties for OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired?

Although OWVI is a less severe charge than Operating While Intoxicated, a conviction can still result in serious penalties.  An individual convicted of OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired could face the following penalties:

  • $300 fine.

  • 93 days in jail.

  • 360 hours of community service.

  • Driver’s license restrictions for 90 days (180 days if impaired by a controlled substance).

  • Possible vehicle immobilization.

  • 4 points added to the offender’s driving record.

If you are being charged with Operating While Visibly Impaired, you should contact an experienced OWVI Michigan attorney to discuss the penalties that you are facing.

Why Choose the Arnone Law Team to Represent
You in Your OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired?

Attorney Joseph Arnone and the Arnone Law Team are are well known in Macomb County and surrounding courts for their incomparable reputation with clients. Most of Arnone Law Team’s phone calls are from individuals who were referred to their firm from former or current clients. Satisfaction in legal representation can’t be bought with marketing dollars. The Arnone Law Team does not need to advertise fancy legal slogans on billboards to attract clients.

The Arnone Team is a powerhouse legal team.

They take only limited cases and they commit themselves to each case and client that they accept. No stone remains unturned as they investigate and build a defense.

Attorney Joseph Arnone has practiced in district, circuit, and federal courts defending cases from misdemeanors to murder. And when it comes to OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired cases, he sees the challenge, meets it, and exceeds all expectations that the client may have.

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