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An Accomplished DUI/OWI Lawyer

Michigan laws governing impaired, intoxicated and drunk driving have become much stricter in recent years. Enforcement is more aggressive than ever, and penalties — even for a first offense — can be extremely tough.

If you have been charged with OWI (operating while intoxicated) or OWVI (operating while visibly impaired) in or near Macomb County, I urge you to contact me.

I Will Fight Your Charges

In this climate of strict drunk driving enforcement and harsh sentences, it is critical to understand the potential consequences and do everything you can to minimize the impact of a drunk driving charge. Whether you are innocent or want to focus on avoiding the harshest penalties, I am an Eastpointe DUI/OWI lawyer who will work aggressively on your behalf. I can also advocate for you on other traffic violations or criminal charges.

The Difference An Attorney Makes

If you are facing a second or third drunk driving charge, working with a qualified DUI/OWI attorney is absolutely critical. You may also have heard that a recently passed Michigan law enables a “lifetime look-back” on these offenses — meaning, essentially, a conviction will never go off your record. This makes exploring all of your options and having an attorney on your side more important than ever for a first offense.

Uncovering Evidence That Will Work In Your Favor

I am well-versed in Michigan drunk driving laws, including the differences between OWI and OWVI — offenses that are the equivalent of DWI or DUI in most other states. In order to defend you, I will take time to learn as much as possible about:

  • Your activities throughout the day of your arrest
  • The circumstances of your traffic stop and everything that happened afterward
  • Details of how the police interacted with you, and whether you were treated in accordance with the law covering testing for blood alcohol content or drugs in your system

I will not judge you, nor will I represent you in name only. I will fight your case or attempt to work out a plea according to what is most important to you. If you want or are willing to accept treatment, I will use this as a component in negotiations with the prosecutor.

Contact Me For Immediate Help

If you want aggressive defense on your drunk or impaired driving charge, please contact me today. Or for an immediate response call The Law Offices of Julie Hlywa at 586-415-0093.


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