Super Drunk – Michigan High BAC Defense Attorney
“Super Drunk” drivers, if convicted, face stiffer penalties, including a mandatory one-year breath interlock, higher costs and fines, and more jail time. Super Drunk or High BAC means the alcohol level in your body was at or above 0.17.
If you have been charged with a Super Drunk Driving offense it’s important to remember it does not mean you have been convicted. Do not just plead guilt or give up hope. At Criminal Legal Services, our attorneys are experienced in defending Super Drunk Driving cases throughout Michigan.
On October 31, 2010, the Michigan “Super Drunk” law became effective, adding a new definition to drunk driving offense to drivers with a bodily alcohol content of 0.17 or higher. If convicted, first-time offenders face enhanced penalties and license sanctions, with a requirement to participation in alcohol treatment and/or self-help programs.
The Michigan “Super Drunk” law has some of the toughest penalties in the nation; making it crucial to retain an experienced defense attorney who will protect your rights. If convicted with a high BAC offense, the Secretary of State will suspend your driver’s license for one year, after the first 45 days of suspension you will be entitled to restricted driving privileges – only if you pay to have an interlock device installed into your car.
Among the enhanced penalties, convicted drivers could face:
- Up to 180 days in jail (increased from 93 days)
- Fine of $200 but not more than $700 (increased from $100-$500)
- One year license suspension with restrictions permitted after 45 days (increased from six-month license suspension with restrictions permitted after 30 days)
- Up to 360 hours of community services
- Immobilization not exceeding 180 days
- 6 points on driving record
- Mandatory alcohol treatment program or self-help program for a period of now less than one year
The potential penalties for a conviction can be extremely serious. Having the right attorney can make all the difference; it is important you retain an experienced attorney who will aggressively fight to defend your rights. We recommend you consult with an attorney who specializes in defending “Super Drunk” charges. At Criminal Legal Services, our attorneys have obtained outstanding results for our clients.
If you have be charged with a High BAC offense contact us now for a free consultation; it is important to remember that just because you have been charged – it does not mean you have been convicted. Do not just plead guilty or give up hope, contact us now for more information and a free case evaluation. Having the right attorney can make all the difference.
What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
With an ignition interlock the driver is required to blow into the device, if it measures a BAC if .025 or higher the vehicle will prevent from starting. Recording the date and time, the device reports each test and any violations to the Department of State. In the event of a violation possible impoundment or licenses plate confiscation may occur.
Experienced Defense Attorney
When a client obtains a High BAC OWI, the first thing our attorneys will do is, determine whether there were any constitutional violations or any other basis to have the case dismissed.
Next, our major concerns are keeping our clients out of jail, allowing them to keep their license and making the process as painless as possible. Your lawyer will examine the entire police file; review all videos; interview all witnesses; and determine whether they feel the case can be dismissed or won at trial. Your lawyer will than provide you with their recommendations related to your particular case.
In the situation your case is best suited for a plea bargain; ours lawyer will negotiate with the prosecutor, having the focus of keeping you out of jail, keeping your drivers’ licenses and having the charges reduced to a lower offense. Every case is different; however, our lawyers have had enormous success in keeping our clients out of jail.
Some think the deck is stacked against them. However, there are a number of legal defenses and it’s even possible to defeat a OWI case. Some of these defenses include:
- No probable cause for the stop
- PBT inadmissible
- Your chemical test rights were not read to you
- Faulty or inaccurate machine
- The police officer made a mistake
Our attorneys specialize in defending OWI cases throughout Southeast Michigan; and have obtained outstanding results for our clients. If you have been charges with a OWI offense, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced OWI attorney.
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