Under-the-Influence Charges

Your Muskegon Michigan OWI Lawyer

Attorneys with OWI-OWVI-High BAC-DUI-OUI Experience

Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, driving under the influence or with an unlawful alcohol content or while a person’s ability to operate a vehicle is visibly impaired, are all common criminal offenses often affecting ordinary good citizens who never planned or expected to be charged for a criminal offense.  An isolated event, during which alcohol contributes to a bad decision to drive following uncharacteristic consumption of alcohol, can easily lead to criminal charges following investigation of a traffic stop or accident. The consequences of a conviction can be damaging in ways you may not have considered before an arrest and charge of  OWI, OWVI, DUI,  OUI or High BAC.  For example, most of us require driving privileges to drive to, from and during work.  Having a suspended or revoked license can cause a person to lose a job or even prevent a person from getting a job.  Many are motivated to hire an attorney who will help them avoid or reduce exposure to jail or difficult probation terms, but exposure to loss of driving privileges also generates substantial motivation to not leave your case to a less qualified or inexperienced attorney.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI, OUI, or OWI offense, you will want a lawyer who understands Michigan laws for driving under the influence or with an unlawful alcohol level and who is well experienced at successfully navigating his client from arrest to the conclusion of their case by motion, trial or negotiation calculated to achieve the best possible outcome given the unique facts of their case.  Let our proven experience work for you.

We Have The Experience You Need To Defend Driving Under The Influence Charges-Choose The Best Attorney To Defend You

We recommend not drinking alcohol following an accident at least until the accident investigation has been completed.  We’ve represented a client who backed his snowplow into the rear of a school bus and kept pushing against the school bus for at least a full minute as the frightened school bus driver set her parking brake to avoid being pushed into traffic.  The incident, some caught on a witness’ cell-phone video, concluded with our client rapidly driving away from the school bus without discussing the collision with the bus driver.  Approximately 40 minutes after the collision, our client was found at his home by two Muskegon County Sheriff’s Deputies who testified at trial that our client was drunk and confrontational.  A blood draw following arrest revealed a blood alcohol level of .15, nearly twice the legal limit for driving.   Originally charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, our client was ultimately tried before a jury for OWI, reckless driving and failure to report an accident.

A narrow view of the facts focuses directly on the strange driving and the accident and of course the evidence of serious alcohol consumption.  We were able to prove the rest of the story.  A faulty gear mechanism caused the strange driving, and the client’s heavy consumption of alcohol after the collision, not before, explained his behavior when confronted by Sheriff’s Deputies and his .15 blood alcohol level.  The case concluded when the jury found our client “not guilty” of the two driving offenses and found him guilty of failing to report the accident for which our client paid a fine.  In the event you find yourself charged with a criminal offense, we will strive to make certain the whole story is heard.

Following trial, our client, who didn’t take the stand to testify at his trial, declined to tell his side of the story to the MLIVE reporter but did add: “Jeff West-best attorney in Muskegon County.”  We appreciate the kind words; our client had an excellent outcome following a difficult battle.

The Experience You Need For Drunk Driving Defense

Attorney Jeff West, of West & West Law, has substantial experience handling DUI, OUI and OWI cases.

If you or someone you know is faced with such serious allegations, you will want a well qualified Attorney to aggressively focus on your case and defend your rights.

West & West Law regularly represents the following (Driving Under The Influence) charges:

  • OWI – Operating While Intoxicated Alcohol
  • DUI – Driving Under the Influence Alcohol
  • OUI – Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • UBAC-Operating with An Unlawful Blood Alcohol Content
  • OWI-CS-Operating Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
  • High BAC-Operating With an Alcohol Content of .17 or more
  • OWVI-Operating When Visibly Impaired by Alcohol or Controlled Substances
  • Child Endangerment-Violation of any of the above While another Person less than 16 years occupies the vehicle
  • Violation of any of the above Causing Serious Impairment of a Body Function
  • Violation of any of the above Causing Death
  • Zero tolerance for Minors-Persons less than 21 years Operating with any Bodily Alcohol Content

Any of the driving under the influence charges listed above can result in severe penalties, license suspensions/revocations, and/or incarceration.  If you are facing one of these offenses, you will require  highly skilled and experienced legal representation in court to protect your rights, privileges and freedom.  With the right

representation, you raise the probability of your success.  Let our proven experience work for you.

The West & West Law Team -Muskegon DUI Attorney – Jeff West
A Strong Defense for Operating Under the Influence or With an Unlawful Blood Alcohol Content Crime

Attorney Jeff West, of West & West Law, has dedicated his 25-year career to criminal law.  Jeff has a proven track record defending thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases.  Jeff has the courtroom experience vital for your best defense, and he is well experienced at successfully navigating you from arrest to the conclusion of your case by motion, trial or negotiation calculated to achieve the best possible outcome given the unique facts of your case.  Let our proven experience work for you.

When you are in need of legal representation for any driving under the influence offense, you will want an experienced and knowledgeable criminal law attorney to advise and protect you – Jeff West.

Jeff is recognized throughout West Michigan as a leader in the field of criminal law and as a committed and passionate advocate for his clients.

West & West Law will be with you every step of the way.

Isn’t that what you deserve in a criminal law attorney?

To schedule a free consultation, please call 231-725-0000. Visa and MasterCard are accepted as forms of payment. Evening, off-site and weekend consultations can be scheduled upon request.

Under-the-Influence Charges

Under-the-Influence Charges

Under-the-Influence Charges

Under-the-Influence Charges

West & West will continue our operations to the extent possible and allowed by law.  We are dedicated to continue our services to clients, and we are also accepting new cases as always. We are appearing in Court for those cases the Court is continuing to hear, for example, preliminary examination involving an incarcerated client.

We have modified our operations to conform with Governor Whitmer’s March 23, 2020 Executive Order, including operating remotely. Our designated workers, whose presence may be necessary to conduct minimum basic operations, pursuant to Section 4(b) of the Order, are Cheryl Tiles and Jeff West.  Our office phones will be answered 9am to 330pm Monday through Friday; we will return messages left on voicemail after hours.

We wish everyone safety and health during these difficult times.  Should you have a legal matter in criminal or family law, we encourage you to call us as we are taking phone calls and offering consultations over the telephone or zoom meeting and taking new cases as always.