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OWI Hearing & Breath Test Refusal

Defending the refusal of a breath test at OWI Hearing's

Here are just a few examples of the hundreds of OWI charges related to breath tests from which we have successfully defended michigan residents and non-residents:

Breath Test Administered Without Reasonable Grounds Under OWI Law

In a breath test refusal hearing (Implied Consent hearing), the officer obtained a search warrant to draw the client's blood because he alleged the client refused to submit to the breath test that was offered. At the hearing, Attorney Awad determined that the officer who pulled over the client was a different officer than the one who arrested the client and offered the breath test. Attorney Awad proved that the officer requesting the breath test did not have reasonable grounds to believe the client committed an OWI offense, since the officer who made the initial stop did not cooperate in the arrest and was not present at the license hearing. As a result, the case was dismissed and the client's driving privileges were not suspended for the standard one year period.

OWI Lawyer Saves Clients Right to Drive

In a breath test refusal hearing (implied consent hearing), the police sought to take away the client's right to drive for a full year because of an alleged refusal to submit to the breath test. At the hearing, Attorney Awad thoroughly cross-examined the arresting officer who admitted that the search warrant to draw blood, ordinarily reserved for after a person refuses the test, was prepared well before the client had a right to try to contact an attorney, as he requested. Since the warrant was complete before the client had a chance to talk to a lawyer, Attorney Awad successfully argued that the refusal to submit to the breath test was reasonable. The hearing officer for the Secretary of State agreed and ruled in favor of the client, saving his right to drive.

Your OWI/ Criminal Defense Lawyer

Being arrested for drunk driving (OWI) or any criminal offense can be very scary; but bouncing back better than ever starts with finding the right attorney - a lawyer who understands you and the charge you're facing. Having handled countless cases across Michigan has earned me the reputation, expertise, and understanding to navigate your case the right way. As as solo practitioner, your case is my top priority. It will remain my top priority as I work every angle to accomplish our mutual goals of keeping your record clean, avoiding jail, and maintaining your driving privileges. Work and family are top priorities; everything I do for you is an extension of the many responsibilities you have and the people who rely on you. Call today for the peace of mind of consulting a legal expert best suited to keeping your life moving in the right direction.