If you have been charged with an alcohol related driving offense or you are under investigation for such an offense, you need an experienced attorney who specializes in DUI defense. Attorney Patrick O’Keefe, in addition to being a board certified criminal trial expert and a Top 100 trial lawyer, is also a member of the National College of DUI Defense (ncdd.com) and the American Institute of DUI/DWI attorneys (AIDDA). In 2015, Mr. O’Keefe was given the “10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award,” showing his unwavering commitment to his clients.

In this day and age, there are powerful forces behind lowering constitutional protections to the accused. Entities like MADD, the Prosecuting Attorneys Associations, various law enforcement agencies, and corporate special interests are working round the clock to make penalties for drunk driving even stiffer than they already are. The end result has been an erosion of your constitutional rights.

Case Results

Attorney Patrick O’Keefe gets client’s DUI DISMISSED.  Client pleads responsible to a civil infraction. -Client in East Lansing, June 2015.

Underage client gets DUI reduced to Zero Tolerance. Receives a mere 30-day restriction on drivers license followed by full privileges. No jail and a short term of probation. –December 2014

Client with prior felony and misdemeanor conviction gets DUI case DISMISSED and is given a misdemeanor with no jail, 6 months probation, and no license suspension. –October 2014

Client given reduced charge, restricted license, community service, and a period of only 6 months probation.



OWI 1st Offense

Up to 93 days in jail

Fines up to $500

License suspension: 30 days no driving; 150 days restricted license

Community service

6 points on driving record

Driver’s responsibility fees to Secretary of State: $1,000/year for 2 years

OWI 2nd Offense

5 days to 1 year in jail

Fine of $200 to $1000

License revocation if two DUI or Impaired Driving convictions within 7 years< Community Service of 30 to 90 days 6 points on driving record Driver’s responsibility fees to Secretary of State: $1,000/year for 2 years

OWI High BAC of .17 or More

Operating with a BAC (Bodily Alcohol Content) of .17g/100 ml blood.

Up to 180 days in jail

1st offense – 45 day suspension of driver’s license followed by restricted license for 320 days and mandatory ignition interlock device installed on vehicle.

2nd offense – revocation of driver’s license

3rd Offense

Felony, if third offense in one’s lifetime (Heidi’s Law)

1 to 5 years in prison.

Fine of $1,000 to $5,000

License revocation (if two DUIs or Impaired Driving convictions within 7 years)

Vehicle immobilization