Payment Plans

Payment Plans

Criminal Legal Services provides payment options for the convenience of our customers. Criminal Legal Services allows payments by payment plan. The standard payment plan consists of three affordable installments before each court appearance, usually occurring monthly. That amount will be paid over the course of your court case to fit your needs. There is no additional cost to pay by credit card or by payment plan. The total cost will not increase or change simply because a client chooses to pay by payment plan. Criminal Legal Services provides other types of financing options and payment plans to fit most budgets; feel free to discuss these options with a Criminal Legal Services attorney free of charge.

Zero Tolerance – Underage Drinking Defense Attorney

Zero Tolerance (under 21)

Michigan’s “Zero Tolerance” law applies to drivers under the age of 21. Minors may not operate a motor vehicle with any bodily alcohol content (BAC). The law defines any bodily alcohol content as .02 or more, but less than .08. A minor with a BAC .08 or higher will presumably be charged with the same offense used on a driver who is over the age of 21.

Penalties

First Offense 

  • Up to a $250 fine, or up to 360 hours of community service, or both
  • Driver’s license is restricted for 30 days.
  • 4 points are added to driving record.
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years.

Second Offense within 7 years

  • One or more of the following:
    • Up to a $500 fine
    • Up to 60 days of community service
    • Up to 93 days in jail.
  • Driver’s license suspension for 90 days. If there is a prior drunk or drugged driving conviction, there is a driver license revocation and denial for a minimum of 1 year (minimum of 5 years if there was a prior revocation within 7 years).
  • 4 points added to driving record.
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years.

Other Operating While Intoxicated Charges

Minor Returning From Canada

In Canada it is legal to drink at age 19. If a minor at the age of 19 or 20 has consumed alcohol in Canada, they can still be charged with a OWI Zero Tolerance offense in Michigan. We recommend you retain an experienced defense attorney if you have been charged with an OWI offense, the attorneys at Criminal Legal Services specialize in defending Zero Tolerance OWI cases. Contact us now for a free consultation.

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