For many people, being arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated is their first real experience with Michigan’s criminal justice system. It is a frightening and stressful ordeal. The State of Michigan has some of the most stringent and tough DUI laws in the nation! With the relatively new “Super Drunk” Law (BAC results of .17 + results trigger automatic mandatory jail time and intoxilyzer implementation irregardless of being a first time offender) in effect, Michigan now ranks in the top five in the opinions of many DUI practitioners.
If you have recently been arrested and charged with a first offense DUI, be sure to contact the Detroit criminal attorney who is knowledgeable and has tried DUI cases to a jury just not plead a lot of cases in different courts-that is attorney Ray Richards.
Penalties for conviction in a first offense DUI case, especially in those with a low BAC result, (.08 to .09) are not as severe as other charges but are severe nonetheless. Possible outcomes include a plea to impaired driving which is a reduced charge, with a minimum sentence of probation, a couple classes and in most cases drivers responsibility fees. The more serious costs associated with a DUI conviction may include:
Eligibility for an impaired driving reduction is dependent on a number of potential conditions the main ones of which are no previous DUI convictions in the last 7 years, and the facts and circumstances of the arrest and your disposition to the officer at the time of the arrest. This is just the tip of the iceberg of all the terms, conditions and the law as it regards a person accused of their first DUI. Retaining an experienced Detroit criminal attorney is critical to your interests to guide you through the consequences of potential Secretary of State Action against your license, which is separate and distinct from the Court system! Be sure to consult an attorney who will explain and guide you through the process. Remember your driver’s license is a privilege not a right! Contact Attorney Ray Richards at 313-694-8400.
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