If you are charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired (DWI), you need to protect yourself immediately. Whether this is your first charge or a repeat charge, the consequences can drastically affect everything in your life. You will lose your license and face large fines and possible jail time.
- Even for your first conviction, your license will be suspended for six months.
- If your blood alcohol level is .17 and higher, your license will be suspended for one year.
- If you have had more than one prior conviction or your blood alcohol level is .17 or higher on your first conviction, you will be ordered to complete a rehabilitation program.
- You face mandatory jail time or community service for a second conviction.
- You can be convicted of a felony for a third conviction if you cause death or serious injury and might lose your vehicle for one to three years.
When it comes to DWI charges, having an experienced attorney can make a difference right from the beginning of your case. We have successfully represented hundreds of clients, preventing them from losing their jobs and ruining their reputations. Call us at 866-661-2774.
You Don't Need A Lecture; You Need Effective Legal Help
Anyone can make a mistake. But when the mistake involves public safety, Michigan lawmakers want to send a strong message about the consequences of driving while intoxicated or impaired by drugs.
It is illegal to drive:
- If you are intoxicated by alcohol or impaired by drugs, even if the drug is prescribed by a doctor
- If your blood alcohol level is at .08 or more and you are over age 21
- If your blood alcohol level is at .02 or more and you are under age 21
- With any amount of cocaine, or most other controlled substances known as "Schedule 1 drugs," in your system
The police do not always act lawfully or conduct tests properly during an investigation or arrest. For example, an officer might administer the wrong sobriety test or perform the test incorrectly. We will review all of the facts surrounding why the officer stopped you and the results of your Breathalyzer test. Then we can determine how to best defend you against the charges.
The consequences of a Michigan drunk driving conviction can be serious. They can include losing your driver's license, paying harsh fines and serving time. If you drive for a living or to get to work, this affects your ability to support yourself and your family.
Contact Experienced And Effective Lawyers To Defend You
Contact Garton & Vogt, P.C., by calling (586) 257-2692 for a free phone consultation. Our Clinton Township, Michigan, law office accepts credit cards and is conveniently located near most major local highways.