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Saving Driver’s License After Michigan OWI

Question: Is there a way to save my driver's license after an OWI arrest in Michigan?

Answer: Drunk driving in the state of Michigan does not need to cost anybody their license. However, depending on what the final resolution to the case is, it can— at least in a limited manner. It is very important to understand that the driving penalty follows the final charge that is either pled or that someone is found guilty of. If it is a full drunk driving charge, it can include a period of hard suspension during which no driving is available, and a period of restricted driving during which somebody would be limited in their ability to go to certain locations. Unfortunately, the only way to change these driving sanctions is to change the offer. That is why it is very important to make sure your attorney understands what your goals are in regards to driving so that they can be in the best position to get you an offer that does not implicate a negative driving sanction. Further, it's important that you are fully informed of all of the potential driving sanctions so that you can be prepared if any driving sanction is required, and you can be prepared to make decisions based in a fully-informed environment.

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Patrick Barone is the ONLY choice for DUI defense. He was realistic from the start and made it a point to look at my case before taking my money. As a business owner, when I think of attorneys, I think of the "shark infested waters. Patrick is a shark alright, but his prey is not the client; it's justice for his client. Ten stars Patrick!! Chris F.
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Attorney Patrick Barone was very helpful and helped me understand the charge and sentence absolutely clearly. He also guided me through step by step helping me form a statement. His instructions were clear and detailed. It was obvious he cared about me understanding every important detail within my case. I would absolutely recommend this defense firm to anyone in need. Aaron B.
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The Barone Defense Firm is the firm I recommend. They are truly concerned about the person, not just the legal issue, but the person as well. They are the most knowledgeable defense firm that I am aware of, having actually written the book on DWI Defense. If you are faced with a DWI you will not find a more professional and skilled law firm. But, most importantly, they care about how the accused individual recovers his or her life when the case is complete. Very remarkable group of lawyers. William H.