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Help for Both Your OWI Arrest and Addiction

An Ann Arbor OWI Lawyer at ArborYpsi Understands How Much is at Stake

Being pulled over and arrested for an Operating While Impaired (OWI) is an unpleasant experience to say the least. Getting charged, hiring a defense lawyer, and going to court doesn't make it any better. However, hiring an experienced Ann Arbor OWI lawyer can greatly impact the outcome of your case and make the situation a bit more bearable.

A Top Ann Arbor OWI Lawyer Can Help You Turn a Negative Into a Positive

The reality is a person who gets charged with an OWI may have a troubled relationship with substances, whether it be alcohol or drugs. Dependency of alcohol can lead to a DUI charge and dependency of drugs can lead to an OWI charge. The OWI charge can be a turning point for the person. Use it as time for reflection and for working on any issues that may be holding you back in life.

As the case starts in court the judge may have you test for drugs and alcohol. The practical reality is that you won't be able to use any substance without getting in trouble. This can make it easier for a person to get a baseline for starting down the road of sobriety. This substance-free period is good for getting a handle on things.

We have seen many clients who were in rough shape at the outset of the OWI case. Once the OWI case began in court, they were forced to quit drinking or using drugs. As their Ann Arbor OWI attorney we referred them to resources such as Alcoholics Anonymous and therapists in order to assist with their sobriety. As time went on, they became more physically healthy, lost weight, grew less anxious, and became more positive about life. Ultimately, these people were of course not thrilled with getting an OWI charge but came to use the situation for good and not dwell on the bad.

Our Lawyers Can Provide Michigan Substance Abuse Resources

At ArborYpsi Law, we work with people who have addiction issues all the time. We do this in the context of criminal defense as well as representing habitual offenders in driver's license restoration cases. So we understand the situation where someone has a dependency issue with alcohol or drugs. During the case we can help locate resources to help you deal with these problems.

Arbor Ypsi's Ann Arbor OWI Attorney Takes a Holistic Approach for Clients

At ArborYpsi Law we are used to fighting a case with guns blazing. We love to file motions and stand before the jury arguing our client's innocence. The reality is this will just not be every case. Not every client wants this approach and this approach will not be the right fit for everyone.

We want to help people. Being a lawyer is not just about fighting cases but also being a counselor. Helping someone get better is just as good as fighting the case and succeeding. Your life will obviously go on much longer than the duration of the case and we want to take a global view to better help you on life's journey.

Fight Your Alcohol or Drug Dependency While Also Fighting Your Arrest

The two concepts are not mutually exclusive. Even if you may find yourself in the category of people with an alcohol or drug issue, you are certainly entitled to have a lawyer fight your case. A conviction still has a life-long impact and preventing a conviction is always in your interest. Just because you may have an alcohol issue does not mean you are not allowed to fight the case, it does not mean that you are guilty of the crime. The good news is that you can take advantage of this time to work on any alcohol issues while your Ann Arbor OWI lawyer goes to work for you.

Take this time to work on yourself and let us handle the legal aspects. Respect any bond conditions for alcohol and drug tests and abstain from using. Take advantage of resources to help you fight addiction problems. At the same time, we will pore over the videos and reports to identify legal issues to challenge. We can still file motions to challenge evidence and fight the case at trial.

One of our goals in every case is to work with the client to make a good impression in front of the court. The actions you take to deal with substance issues will also help achieve a positive plea bargain resolution in your case. By working on your sobriety you are not only working on yourself but your legal case case well. The judge will see the hard work you are putting in to better yourself and reward you in the end.

If you have been charged with an OWI, call ArborYpsi Law. As your Ann Arbor OWI lawyer we will guide you with you sobriety issues, in turn making your OWI case result in a better plea deal.

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Sam was a helpful lawyer who is a man of his word. He helped in our cases 2 times in a row with successful outcomes. I could not think of a better lawyer who is always on time to court, good attitude, smart, and honest. He is respectful and answers all of the questions we had. Two cases were both a success thanks to Sam Gigi
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Sam took my call and consulted me immediately. He provided fair pricing for the legal services I was requiring. I hired him about a week before my case, he still took on the case load and did amazing work. He is an excellent attorney and a friendly person to be in the court room with when you’re in a stressful situation. Devon