DUI Attorney

DUI in Michigan

The mental, emotional and financial consequences of being charged with a DUI can be devastating to you and your loved ones, and you may feel overwhelmed and anxious about what comes next. Our experienced DUI attorneys are committed to providing the legal representation you need, fighting for your rights, and handling your case with empathy.

DUI and OWI offenses can come with severe penalties; including driver’s license suspension, jail time, costly fines, ignition interlock, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. If you are in possession of illegal drugs, you may be facing additional charges as well.

Michigan, like most states, defines drunk driving as anyone operating a motor vehicle with a bodily alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. It is also illegal to drive with drugs like marijuana, cocaine, MDMA or other Schedule 1 drugs in your system. The laws for drugged driving are Zero Tolerance laws, meaning they do not have a specific threshold to reach as with drunk driving.This means a prosecutor does not have to prove that your ability to drive was hindered by the drugs; he or she simply has to prove that you were driving with those drugs in your system. Typically, the penalties for driving under the influence of drugs are similar to those for drunk driving.

In addition, Michigan has a number of separate but related charges for drivers who are impaired due to a substance they have ingested. These charges arise when the BAC is below .08% or when the vehicle operator has a medical marijuana card or other medical prescription. In this situation, the prosecutor must prove that the ingestion of the drugs or alcohol caused a visible impairment in operating the motor vehicle.

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The skilled criminal defense attorneys at West Michigan Defense Team have more than 60 years of combined legal experience and have handled thousands of drunk driving cases. Employing the assistance of a qualified DUI attorney who will fight for your rights and reach the best possible resolution for your case can make a difficult time easier and help you navigate the complex Michigan court system

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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