OWVI

Operating While Visibly Impaired

OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired Michigan

What is OWVI?

OWVI means that a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was so affected by the consumption of alcohol, controlled substances, or other intoxicating substances, or a combination of them, that the operation was with less care than that used by an ordinary, careful, and prudent operator.

Also, the impairment must be to such a degree that it would be noticed by an observant third party.

If you are pulled over and a police officer suspects that you are impaired and it is determined that you are not above the legal limit BAC of .08 or may be under the influence of drugs, you may still be charged with OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired.

OWVI – OPERATING WHILE VISIBLY IMPAIRED PENALTIES

Although OWVI is a less severe charge than Operating While Intoxicated, a conviction can still result in life altering consequences. If you are convicted of OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired, you 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.

  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years.

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OWVI OPERATING WHILE VISIBLY IMPAIRED CHARGE

If you’re facing a OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired, you should immediately consult with experienced drunk driving OWI / DUI attorney to discuss your case. Please submit the specifics of your case on-line or call Edward Earl Duke directly at 248-409-0484.

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OWVI - Operating While Visibly Impaired
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OWVI - Operating While Visibly Impaired
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Persons pulled over by a police officer that suspects that they are impaired and it is determined that they are not above the legal limit BAC of .08 or may be under the influence of drugs, can be charged with OWVI - Operating While Visibly Impaired. Experienced drunk driving attorney Edward Duke explains what someone who has been charged with OWVI can expect.
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