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DUI Penalties in Michigan

With groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving making bold claims that the average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before their first arrest it is no wonder there is such a major crack down on drunk driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) trains young police officers where the officers are provided with skewed statistics in order to increase the arrest rate.

We defend those accused of drunk driving all over Michigan with fantastic results. If you have been charged with DUI call criminal lawyer, Boria today (734) 453-7806.

We Don’t Judge Drinking Drivers

Unlike the statistics put out by MADD and NHTSA was have found that most people arrested for drinking and driving never intended to drive drunk. Most drinking drivers are responsible individuals with families, careers, and every day demands. Unfortunately, pressure on the legislature and judges from groups like MADD and others have resulted in more strict laws and harsher consequences for first time offenders.

Most offenders will commit the offense one time and never do it again, so stop being so hard on yourself. 

Drunk Driving Penalties in Michigan 

Many first time offenders do not realize how serious the charges against them are until they are in court.

Fines and costs along with secretary of state fees can total above $3,000.00, which does not take into account what 6 points on your driving record can do to your insurance.

In addition to the financial consequences the Michigan Secretary of State will suspend your license for 30 days followed by a 150-day restriction. If you commute to work, as most of us do, a drinking and driving conviction can be a death sentence for your career.

A first offense does carry the possibility of 93 days in jail. While jail time on a first offense used to be unlikely it has become a very real consequence in the last few years.

You will be denied entry into Canada for at least 5 years with a DUI conviction.

A DUI conviction can also effect your immigration status if you are not a citizen of the United States.  

Drinking and Driving Defense Lawyer Michigan

Don’t worry; there is hope for those of you that have been charged with drinking and driving. In almost every single drinking and driving cases we handle we have been able to successfully save our clients from having their license suspended.

Aside from damage control, we fight drinking and driving charges. If the police did not have a reason to stop your vehicle your case should be dismissed. If the police stopped you but did not have probable cause to arrest you then your case should be dismissed. If the police did not follow proper procedure when administering chemical testing your case could be dismissed.

If you have been charged with drinking and driving contact Michigan drinking and driving lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today for a free consultation. (734) 453-7806.