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Drinking and Driving in Troy

While we love writing about dismissals and major reductions in drinking and driving cases there are some cases where the police have done their job properly and the case cannot be dismissed due to legal error (although we still obtained a reduction in this particular case.)

These cases become damage control. In a damage control case we do everything we can to help our client keep their license, reduce points that will make insurance go up, prevent jail time, lower or eliminate community service, reduce JAMS and chemical testing, and more.

Drinking and Driving in Troy

Our client had consumed a few beers in Clawson and was pulled over on his way home for a brake light being out. It is a civil infraction not to have your lights in proper working order and gives legal reason for the police to stop you. Once the police stop you they can order you out of the car and ask you to preform field sobriety tests if there is reasonable suspicion that you have been drinking. Reasonable suspicion could constitute the smell of alcohol on your breath, blood shot eyes and an admission that you had been drinking.

The officer can then arrest you if his suspicion that you have been drinking is confirmed. In this case the client failed his field sobriety tests and blew a blood alcohol level that exceeded .08. The case was heard at the 52-4 District Court in Troy.

Luckily, we were still able to work a deal out for our client where we were able to save him from having his license suspended. We also saved him points on his license, $1,000.00 to the secretary of state, and a few hundred bucks to the court.

Probation was recommending that our client have 40 hours of community service, and weekly testing. After the allocution we gave at sentencing heard by Judge Hartig she agreed that the recommendation by probation was too much. The judge canceled the community service and ordered that the testing only be as directed.

Michigan DUI Lawyer

Even in cases where the deck may be stacked against us we are able to achieve amazing results for our clients. Aaron J. Boria is a criminal defense lawyer who takes pride in his work. Customer satisfaction is important to us, which is why we know how important it is to make the best of a bad situation.

Call (734) 453-7806 today for a free consultation.