If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you need to remember that you still have rights under the law. DUI/DWI charges carry harsh penalties that can have a major impact on your life, which is why it is important to hire a DUI attorney with the skills you need to defend your rights.
The Law Offices of Mais & Sible, Attorneys at Law is committed to defending the rights of clients facing DUI charges in the greater Southwestern Michigan area. We can review the details of your case and devise a legal strategy that can help you avoid jail time, expensive fines & other serious DUI penalties. Contact us today to find out how we will use our 30+ years of combined experience to handle your DUI case.
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The state of Michigan recognizes and outlaws OWI, or operating while intoxicated. When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you are subject to numerous OWI and drunk driving laws that regulate the amount of alcohol you can consume. Michigan Law Enforcement can use a breathalyzer, as well as other chemical tests to measure your blood alcohol content to determine your level of intoxication.
The legal limit your BAC can be before you can be charged with a DUI differs depending on your age:
- If you are 21 or older, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with a BAC level of .08% or higher
- For drivers under the age of 21, it is illegal to drive with a BAC level that is higher than .02%
If you are found operating a motor vehicle with any amount of a schedule 1 drug or cocaine in your body, then you can be charged with an OWI without needing proof of impairment.
Penalties for a first time OWI/DUI conviction can include:
- Jail time
- Fines up to $500
- Drivers' license suspension or restriction
- 6 points on your license
- Court-ordered alcohol treatment
- Installation of an interlock ignition device
- Community Service
Drivers with a BAC of 0.17 or higher can be subject to harsher penalties.
Consult with A DUI Attorney Today
A DUI charge and conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. You can face high fines & prison time as well as lose your license. If you are facing DUI charges, then contact The Law Offices of Mais & Sible, Attorneys at Law today. We will aggressively fight to defend your rights and protect your driving privileges. Let our experienced DUI defense attorneys help you out today!