East Lansing Drunk Driving Attorneys
There are a lot of different charges you can face for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Michigan. The possibility of being convicted of a DUI can be overwhelming and you may feel like there is no hope.
Do not despair, call the lawyers at Basiga Law Firm today to help build an effective defense for your case. The penalties for convictions may include having your license suspended, paying expensive fines and spending time in jail. Losing your license can have a dramatic impact on your life, so you need an experienced legal team to effectively defend you. The lawyers at Basiga Law Firm will strongly advocate for you and will help you reach the best outcome in your case.
How the Michigan laws revolving around drunk driving will impact your case depend on the circumstances surrounding your arrest. The types of charges you will typically face are a DUI or an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated). Anyone below the legal drinking age of 21 will likely face additional charges. The legal limit for bodily alcohol content (BAC) for anyone over the age of 21 is .08 which is also the federal standard. The limit for anyone under 21is .02 in Michigan.
Understanding Michigan Laws
It is important to get strong legal representation as soon as possible when facing a drunk driving charge. Our knowledgeable lawyers will help you understand the charges you are facing and will develop the best strategy for your defense. We will carefully go over your case step by step to collect information about the traffic stop including how a breathalyzer or physical exam was given to you. Basiga Law Firm’s experienced drunk driving defense team will be by your side from your arraignment all the way through a formal trial.
The Michigan Implied Consent Law requires all drivers must submit to a chemical breath test performed at the police station, when requested to do so by a police officer. Anyone who refuses to be tested could face points on their license or have his or her license revoked. When defending your DUI charge, we will examine how the test was administered to you by ensuring proper procedures were followed by law enforcement. If any mistakes were made by an officer or if faulty equipment was used, we will find the evidence to use when building your defense.
Underage Drinking – Zero Tolerance
Michigan has established Zero Tolerance standards for anyone under the age of 21 who is found to be driving while under the influence of alcohol. If you are a young person or are the parent of a young adult who has been pulled over for a DUI you need to hire a skilled attorney right away. The punishment for a conviction varies depending on if the charge is a first or second offense for a person. These are serious convictions and you want to avoid having one on your permanent record. Our experienced drunk driving defense lawyers at Basiga Law Firm are ready to defend your underage drinking charges today.
High BAC Offenses – OWI (Operating While Intoxicated)
Anyone with a BAC over .17 who is facing his or her first drunk driving charge will receive an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) charge which is the result of a High BAC offense. Super Drunk Driving in Michigan is one of the OWI charges that can be filed by authorities. A High BAC OWI conviction could result in extended jail sentences and higher fines. A license suspension can last for up to one year under these convictions. Law enforcement officials take a tough stance against super drunk driving, so you need a well-trained team on your side. The lawyers at Basiga Law Firm are ready to represent you.
Felony DUI Offense
Anyone with two or more alcohol-related driving convictions within a person’s lifetime can be charged with a felony. In Michigan, these charges are known as a Felony Drunk Driving. If convicted, you could receive an extended jail sentence of up to five years. Call Basiga Law Firm’s Okemos drunk driving defense lawyers at 517-708-7830 to provide your defense when facing this serious charge.
Do not leave your freedom up to chance, hire our legal team to fiercely defend you against felony DUI charges.
Basiga Law Firm is Ready to Defend Your Drunk Driving Case
Contact Basiga Law Firm to have one of our experienced lawyers defend your drunk driving charges. Our attorneys are ready to answer your questions and to make sure you have the best outcome in your case. Contact Basiga Law Firm at 517-708-7830 today.