Protecting The Rights Of Those Charged With OWI/DUI

Michigan has tough laws against drunk driving. If you are convicted of OWI (operating while intoxicated), you could face the possibility of jail time, probation, driver's license suspension, court fees and other adverse penalties.

It is important that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney who will vigorously defend your rights and seek the best possible result in your case. At Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., we defend clients against misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, including OWI and related offenses. In addition to handling all criminal charges, we defend clients in matters relating to potential driver's license suspensions and assist clients with driver's license reinstatement.

Former Prosecutors

Since out attorney team includes two former prosecutors, we know how prosecutors analyze criminal cases, and we understand how to raise a vigorous defense on our client's behalf. We do everything possible to reduce the impact of a DUI charge on your livelihood, your family and your future.

Protecting Your Rights

Our criminal defense attorneys have decades of legal experience. Attorney Robert Sharkey has been defending clients against criminal charges for more than 30 years. If retained to handle your case, we will ask key questions of the prosecution to determine if your rights have been violated:

  • Did the police have sufficient cause to stop your vehicle?
  • Did your arresting officer properly administer your field sobriety tests?
  • Did the officer properly administer your breath test?
  • Did the officer have probable cause to make an OWI arrest?
  • Did the officer read you your rights?

DUI law is very technical. Even if you blew a .08 or higher, you may have a valid defense if the police did not follow proper procedure. Even in cases where the prosecution has a strong case, an experienced defense attorney can improve your chance of minimizing the damaging effects of an OWI/DUI arrest.

Representing Commercial Drivers And Professionals

In addition to representing everyday travelers of the road, we represent commercial truckers who have been charged with drunk driving. Since an OWI conviction could result in a loss of a trucker's commercial license, we understand the high stakes involved in these cases.

We also have experience representing doctors, lawyers, pilots and other professionals whose license could be jeopardized by an OWI conviction. In addition to handling criminal charges, our attorneys have experience defending clients against charges of professional misconduct at administrative hearings.

Get Started On Your Defense

To speak with a Michigan drunk driving defense lawyer about an OWI/DUI charge, contact Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., in Battle Creek or Coldwater, Michigan. For assistance, call 269-841-5934 or contact us by email.