What’s the Difference Between a DUI/OWI Lawyer and Public Defender?

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DUI/OWI Lawyers are capable of dedicating their full attention to your case and they have the area of expertise needed to get you the best possible outcome to your case. DUI/OWI lawyers have a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed. They will analyze every aspect to success such as a deep dissection of the police procedure, bodycam footage, and breath and blood testing. Lawyers who specialize in DUI/OWI defense are the best option for ensuring your success by applying their expertise and full attention to your case.

What is the Difference Between DUI/OWI?

DUI stands for driving under the influence and OWI stands for operating while intoxicated. These terms are often used interchangeably for charges related to drinking and driving. In Michigan, DUIs are typical for operating a car under the influence and OWIs typically refer to other motorized vehicles. DUI generally means physical control of a vehicle but OWIs can refer to the general ability to control a vehicle. OWIs can be given to people sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car while under the influence.

DUI/OWI Lawyer At Poota Law

If you or someone you know needs a DUI/OWI Lawyer in Southfield, MI, Warren, MI, Livonia, MI, or the surrounding areas, then Julian Poota, PLLC, is the lawyer for you. Julian Poota, PLLC, at Poota Law is a skilled and experienced DUI/OWI lawyer who focuses on protecting the rights of his clients in Michigan drunk driving cases. We carefully examine every facet of your drunk driving arrest. We argue for reductions and dismissals of charges, and alternative penalties that can restore your driving privileges. We offer clients a free initial consultation with Mr. Poota. To discuss your current legal situation today contact us online or call us at (888) 399-7979.


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It was a pleasure to have Mr. Poota as our representative. From the time we meet till the end of our case, he was there every step of the way guiding us and making sure our rights were protected and presented...

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