Our client had left Bayside Bar in Commerce, Michigan after having dinner. She was pulled over by police for stopping too far past the stop line. The police officer ultimately arrested her for drinking and driving.
The police officer was not well versed with Michigan’s Implied Consent Law. The officer told our client that because she had an out of state license the law requiring her to submit to an alcohol test after arrest for DUI in Michigan may not apply to her. Based on the officer’s information our client refused the Breathalyzer. This was incorrect and the Michigan Secretary of State issued an Order of Suspension, which suspended our client’s driver license for a year. Her job requires her to drive all over Michigan and travel outside of the state on a regular basis. She was very concerned that she would lose her job.
The Michigan Implied Consent Law
Michigan’s Implied Consent Law states that if you drive on the roads in Michigan and you are arrested for drinking and driving then you have consented to a breath alcohol or blood alcohol test.
Refusing a Breathalyzer Punishment
The punishment for not complying with Michigan’s Implied Consent Law is 6 points on your driving record, and your license is suspended for a full year. Meaning no driving at all.
Michigan driver license reinstatement Lawyer
Hire a Michigan driver license lawyer right away. You only have 14 days to request a hearing so don’t waste time. We can fight the implied consent refusal. If the officer did not advise you of your rights, if you were not under arrest for drinking and driving or you had a reason to refuse the breathalyzer we may be able to have your implied consent refusal dismissed.
If you are past 14 days or if you lose your hearing there is still hope. We can even appeal your case to the circuit court based on the hardship you would have if you were not allowed to drive for a year.
Proven Michigan Driver License Reinstatement Lawyer Success
Our client did not hire us within the 14-day period in order to have a hearing at the Michigan Secretary of State. As a result, she received an Order of Suspension and her license was suspended for a year. She hired us for an appeal of the suspension to the circuit court. The result – the judge ruled in our favor and our client will now be able to drive again. She does not have to worry about losing her job anymore. She is back on the road and the nightmare is over.
If your license has been suspended for refusing a blood alcohol test or a breath alcohol test contact the Michigan Driver License Reinstatement Lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today (734) 453-7806.