Super Drunk Causing Accident – No Jail
Our client made a major mistake on St Patrick’s Day weekend. He drank much more than he normally would and made the poor choice to drink and drive. On the way home he caused and accident and was arrested.
The one good decision our client made was to call us, drinking and driving lawyer Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.
Our client wasn’t paying attention when he came to a red light and stopped too late resulting in him rear ending the car in front of him. His blood alcohol level was .20, which is 2.5x the legal limit. Having a drunk driving doesn’t make someone a “bad person”. He hired DUI lawyer, Aaron J. Boria and we were able to keep him out of jail, save his license, save him well over a thousand dollars, and points on his license.
Super Drunk Charge
The Michigan Super Drunk offense was enacted in 2010. The difference between Super Drunk and Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) is that the prosecutor must prove a blood alcohol level of .17 or higher instead of the regular .08 associated with OWI.
The penalties for Super Drunk are almost double those of Operating While Intoxicated. Jail time is doubled, fines are significantly increased, and license sanctions are significantly harsher. The license is suspended for a year under the Super Drunk offense. A driver can elect to drive a car with a breath alcohol ignition interlock device installed in their car after 45 days of suspension. They are not eligible to take the device out of their car for the remainder of a year.
Michigan Drinking and Driving Lawyer
In this case, the stop was good because there was an accident and the police were called. Probable cause for arrest was present because our client smelt of alcohol, caused an accident, admitted to drinking, and submitted to a preliminary breath test (the kiss of death in many DUI cases). As a result this quickly became a damage control case. Our client was heavily involved with the community. He had served in the armed forces for 9 years with 5 of those years in active duty where he had been shot and even the victim of an IED.
We were able to work out a deal where our client will not lose the ability to drive and will not have to have the alcohol interlock device installed on his vehicle. He will not do any jail time.
If you have been charged with a drinking and driving offense in Michigan contact Michigan DUI lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today for a free consultation (734) 453-7806.
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