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What to Expect if You are Arrested and Charged with Drunk Driving DUI

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If you decide to plead guilty without going to trial, the Judge will determine the penalties you face. And if the matter does goes to trial, the decision of your guilt or innocence will be made by the jury. You need an attorney who will look at all the facts and help you make the best decision on how to proceed.

REMEMBER , AN ALCOHOL RELATED DRIVING CONVICTION WILL REMAIN ON YOUR RECORD FOR LIFE

The prosecution has resources that you don't:

  • Prosecuting attorneys that specialize in DUI cases.
  • Trained police officers who make experienced witnesses.
  • Laws that are passed to make it difficult for you to prevail.
  • Plenty of tax dollars to make sure they win.

If You are Convicted for Drunk Driving

  • First Offense: If this is your first drunk driving offense, you may face a $100 to $500 fine, up to 93 days in jail, up to 360 hours of community service, suspension of your license for 30 days, followed by restrictions for 150 days, possible vehicle immobilization, possible ignition interlock, and six points added to your driving record.
  • Second Offense: If you get a second conviction for OWI within seven years, the judge could choose to give you a $200 to $1,000 fine, five days to one year in jail, thirty to 90 days community service, driver license denial or revocation for a minimum of one year, license plate confiscation, vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days unless your vehicle is forfeited, possible vehicle forfeiture, and six points on your driving record.
  • Third Offense:A third drunk driving charge is a felony. You'll face a $500 to $5,000 fine, one to five years imprisonment or probation with at least 30 days in jail, sixty to 180 days community service, driver license denial or revocation for a minimum five years, license plate confiscation, vehicle immobilization for one to three years unless the vehicle is forfeited, possible vehicle forfeiture, registration denial, and six points added to your driving record.

If You are Arrested and Convicted of Operating While Visibly Impaired (OVWI),

If this is your first offense and there has not been an accident, the Prosecutor might be convinced to lower the charged to "Impaired Driving." What the mean to you is lower fines, less points, and most importantly, you can still drive to work or work related stuff.

If Your Drive While Your License is Suspended or Revoked

Driving while your license is suspended or revoked can be serious and much depends on why it was suspended in the first place. You could face jail if you have done this multiple times plus the Secretary of State will add even more time to your suspension or could even revoke your license. You could also face forfeiture of the vehicle you were driving.

Get Driving Again…legally

Unfortunately in Detroit, there are not a lot of alternatives for getting around. You could take UBER or rely on friends, but it gets expensive and you lose your friends quickly. Get a Criminal Defense Attorney to help get your license back. Call (248) 705-3742 or a no-cost consultation.

The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC is a Criminal Defense and Drunk Driving/ DUI attorney providing legal representation in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and throughout Michigan including these Michigan cities:

Macomb County

Armada
Centerline
Chesterfield Twp.
Clinton
Eastpointe
Fraser
Harrison
Lenox
Macomb
Memphis
Mt. Clemens
New Baltimore
New Haven
Richmond
Romeo
Roseville
St. Clair Shores
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Shelby
Utica
Warren
Washington

St. Clair County

Port Huron
Capac
Saint Clair
Algonac
Keewahdin
Marine City
Emmett
Yale

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor
Ypsilanti
Chelsea
Saline
Manchester
Milan
Dexter

Ingham County

Lansing
East Lansing
Williamston
Webberville
Stockbridge
Meridian Township
Danville

Oakland County

Auburn Hills
Addison Twp.
Berkley
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Bingham Farms
Birmingham
Bloomfield
Bloomfield Hills
Brandon Twp.
Clarkston
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Commerce
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Rochester
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Wayne County

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Brownstown
Canton
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
Ecorse
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Redford
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Rockwood
Romulus
Southgate
Sumpter
Taylor
Trenton
Van Buren
Wayne
Westland
Woodhaven
Wyandotte

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