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Being Charged with DUI or Driving Under the Influence is serious stuff. You are facing having your license removed for a duration of time ranging from 3 months to up to a year. If convicted of DUI in Michigan you will have a criminal record, which as you can imagine affects your life significantly. Driving Under the Influence can often affect your ability to get into certain colleges, hold a job that requires driving and your ability to pass background checks. When You or Someone you know is facing these charges you want to to find the best representation available. A criminal attorney who specializes in DUI Cases in Michigan will be able to help navigate you through this arduous process. From getting a bail bondsmen to getting your license back, your Detroit DUI Attorney will be your advocate and get you the best possible results.
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In the State of Michigan, drunk driving is one of the most prosecuted crimes. This type of offense is often associated with other related crimes such as driving while under the influence of narcotics (even if prescribed by your physician) or boating while under the influence. Usual results are one or more of the following:
- jail time
- hefty fines
- license repeal
- random drug and alcohol testing
- educational classes
- community service
Alcohol Related Charges-
Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI)- means that because of the presence of either alcohol or other drugs in your body, your ability to operate a motor vehicle was visibly impaired.
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI-) encompasses 3 types of violations:
- Alcohol or drugs in your body substantially affected your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
- A bodily alcohol content (BAC) at or above 0.08. Can be determined through a chemical test.
- High BAC means the alcohol levels in your body were at or above 0.17. This level can be determined through a chemical test.
Operating With Any Presence of a Schedule 1 Drug or Cocaine (OWPD)- even a small amount of these drugs in your body, even if you do not appear to be intoxicated or impaired. This can be determined through a chemical test.
Under Age 21 Operating With Any Bodily Alcohol Content (Zero Tolerance) means having a BAC of 0.02 to 0.07, or any presence of alcohol in your body other than alcohol that is consumed at a generally recognized religious ceremony.
Effects of Alcohol
Driving is a high stress activity. It requires concentration, motor skills, common sense, and an awareness for the safety of everyone on the road. Alcohol affects people differently. Mixing drugs or alcohol and driving is dangerous and often deadly.
No matter which type of alcohol you drink, wine, beer or hard liquor, the effects are the same. . A 12-ounce can of beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, and a 1.5-ounce shot of vodka all contain the same amount of alcohol. With a standard serving of any of these and the effects can be the same. Judgement, motor skills and reaction time are all impaired when drinking and driving.
Many people sadly believe that a cold shower, coffee or caffeine can sober you up. Time is the only thing that can sober you up.
Our knowledgeable attorneys will help you avoid jail time and other severe consequences, such as losing your driver’s license. We carefully look over all of the factors involved—the police report, traffic stop, breath-tests, roadside tests and the breathalyzer. Then we analyze the pluses and minuses of taking your case to trial. Often the best results for your case might come as a result of our negotiation skills, where we obtain a favorable plea bargain in order to ensure no jail time or loss of your driver’s license. We will always do our very best to lessen the negative impact on your life.
We Will Meet with Your Face to face at no cost for the consultation. . We analyze all areas of the case to deliver you the best outcome possible. Your case matters, you matter, your freedom matters. Please give us a call and we will be happy to set an appointment for you.