While DUI first offense cases are common, they are very stressful to the defendant. Usually this is the first time a driver has been arrested or spent the night in jail. The Detroit DUI lawyer at the Draper Law Firm will help guide a driver facing these charges through each of the steps along the way. Proper representation can potentially get first DUI offense charges reduced to a non-alcohol related offense and in some cases, get the matter dismissed outright. The Court may impose any combination of the following upon sentencing:

  • $100 to $500 fine and one or more of the following:
  • Up to 93 days in jail.
  • Up to 360 hours of community service.
  • Driver’s license suspension for 30 days, followed by license restrictions for 150 days.
  • Possible vehicle immobilization.
  • Possible ignition interlock.
  • Six points added to driving record.
  • Michigan Driver Responsibility Fee:
    • $1,000 for 2 consecutive years for OWI.
    • $500 for 2 consecutive years for OWPD.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI first offense, contact the Draper Law Firm today.



First time offenses of Michigan’s drunken driving law are now eligible for expungement under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The bills signed by the governor would allow individuals convicted of a first-time drunk driving offense to petition a court to set aside the conviction several years after sentencing. An estimated 200,000 non-repeat offenders are expected to be eligible for the program. ” – Link