Michigan OWI Attorney J. Dallo Discusses defending OWI charges in Michigan OWI Cases. If you’ve been arrested for an OWI offense in Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, or anywhere in Oakland County, Michigan, or surrounding areas, contact Dallo Law, P.C. at (248) 283-7000 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your defense.
When a traffic stop turns into an OWI investigation, and OWI stands for operating while intoxicated, it’s typically because the officer claims that she or she observed the person that’s driving, perhaps driving erratically or swerving or somehow driving unusually. And gives the officer reasonable suspension to pull the driver over. And once the driver is pulled over, the of course the officer approaches the vehicle, asks some questions, uses what they would say in their experience, what they observe, things like that. And the driver might be asked to come out of their car, to preform what’s called field sobriety tests. Like walking heel to toe forward on a line, or things like that in a very specific way that the officer will ask. To see if the person is of the capacity to operate heavy machinery like a vehicle. Typically it happens on the road. What will happen next is the person will be ticketed, get charged. That’s the time, right away to get ahold of an attorney, of a good criminal defense attorney. That’s why i’m here. Then the court process ensues. Starting from arraignment to pre trial to then having an opportunity for me to examine the case. And see what were the circumstances of the stop, was the stop even legal. Often times i’m able to find that the stop itself was not legal. And it was based on other pre tenses in order for the officer to be able to execute a ticket at that time.