Law Office of Thomas Loeb

Experienced Michigan Law Attorney
Drunk Driving - Operating while impaired


Drunk driving, now called OWI (operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol), formerly referred to as DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol) or DWI (driving while intoxicated), is a serious charge in Michigan. Even first time offenders can receive jail time. My clients appreciate the experience I bring to their case and the results I achieve on their behalf. I have over 300 jury trials to my credit and have trial experience defending felony DUI charges (3rd offense OWI). Some clients do not realize the repercussions of a drunk driving conviction, including possible jail time, loss of driving privileges, steep fines, and typically hundreds of dollars in increased insurance premiums.


In Michigan, drunk driving offenses works on a tiered system, which includes the following:

  • First drunk driving (OWI) offense: Penalties can include up to 90 days in jail.
  • Second drunk driving (OWI) offense: Misdemeanor offense with penalties that can include up to one year

          in jail, and possibly revocation of your license.

  • Third drunk driving (OWI) offense: Felony offense with penalties that can include substantial jail time.



For questions about Michigan drunk driving laws or the criminal process, or to discuss your drunk driving charges with an experienced Michigan DUI defense attorney, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling me at (248) 851-2020 or Contact Attorney Thomas LoebI will meet with you personally and will put my 39 years of experience to bringing the best possible outcome to your OWI case.