Drunk Driving Penalties Michigan

FIRST OFFENSE DRUNK DRIVING PENALTIES IN MICHIGAN

A First Time DUI in Michigan is a misdemeanor. First Offense Drunk Driving Penalties are for a first time DUI in Michigan where the alleged BAC is .08% or above but less than .17%.

SECOND OFFENSE DRUNK DRIVING PENALTIES IN MICHIGAN

A Second Offense DUI in Michigan is also a misdemeanor.  Second Offense Drunk Driving Penalties are more severe than first offense drunk driving penalties.

THIRD OFFENSE DRUNK DRIVING PENALTIES 

A third drunk driving conviction in a person’s lifetime is a felony punishable by incarceration in state prison.

FELONY DRUNK DRIVING PENALTIES

A third or more drunk driving conviction in a person’s lifetime is a felony punishable by incarceration in state prison and comes with severe felony drunk driving penalties.

SUPER DRUNK DRIVING DUI PENALTIES

A charge of operating with a high BAC of .17% or above under Michigan’s Super Drunk Law is a misdemeanor criminal offense.  Super Drunk Driving Penalties are more severe than a typical first or second offense’s drunk driving penalties.

UNDER AGE ZERO TOLERANCE DRUNK DRIVING PENALTIES

If a chemical test determines that a driver under 21 has a blood alcohol content BAC of .02% but less than the legal limit of .08%, they may be charged with Under Age 21 Operating With Any Bodily Alcohol Content under Michigan’s Zero Tolerance Law.

It should be noted that a conviction of a second charge under the Zero Tolerance Law within seven years is punishable by up to 93 days in jail.

If a driver under 21 has a BAC of .08% or above, he or she will face the same drunk driving penalties as adult drivers charged with OWI / DUI in Michigan

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YOUR DRUNK DRIVING CASE

Being charged and convicted of a Michigan DUI can be a life changing event with many possible drunk driving penalties. If you find yourself faced with that reality, you would be well advised to seek the counsel of an experienced, qualified and time-tested Michigan drunk driving defense attorney who has a proven track record of winning difficult drunk and drugged driving cases.

I am proud of my reputation as one of the best drunk driving defense attorneys in Michigan. For over 36 years I have successfully represented clients charged with serious alcohol and drug related driving offenses. My philosophy, that every case is defendable, has resulted in hundreds of successful outcomes for grateful and appreciative clients. Remember, your arrest doesn’t have to result in a conviction.

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