DUI Drunk Driving Attorney Monroe Michigan

 

Monroe Michigan Drunk Driving Attorney

When you are charged with OUI/OWI/OWIDMonroe Michigan Drunk Driving Attorney (Drunk Driving), it is a very serious charge that could leave lasting ramifications for years to come. It is overwhelming and very emotional when you consider the vast and differing amount of punishment and retributions. Your license could be suspended, you could lose your employment, and you possibly face time in jail and/or prison.

At The Law Office of Christopher Fleming, we are dedicated and experienced in providing an aggressive representation when you are facing OUI/OWI Drunk Driving charges. When our clients come to us with their toughest problems, we find solutions that work best for them. We fight hard for the best possible outcome for our clients.

Implied Consent Violations

Michigan law also provides penalties for chemical test refusal, also known as “Implied Consent Violations.” As a licensed driver in the State of Michigan, you automatically give your consent for police to take a blood breath or urine sample if they have probable cause to believe you are operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Penalties for implied consent violations are very serious and range from 1 year of suspended driving privileges to two years of suspended driving privileges. You may be able to file for restricted license if it is your first implied consent violation. Implied consent is not to be confused with the roadside PBT (Personal Breath Test) offered by police when they stop you by the side of the road. A PBT refusal is a civil infraction and generally does not carry any license suspension.

Michigan Drunk Driving Possible Penalties and Fines

First Drunk Driving Conviction:

  • Drivers License Suspended 30 days, followed by license restrictions for 150 days
  • Up to 93 days Jail
  • Up to 360 Hours Community Service
  • $100 to $500 fine
  • Possible Ignition Interlock
  • Six Points added to Driving Record
  • Drivers Responsibility Fees ($1000 for two consecutive years for OWI)

Second Drunk Driving Conviction (within 7 years):

  • Drivers License Revocation and Denial minimum 1 year (minimum of 7 years if prior revocation in 7 years)
  • Minimum of 5 days in jail up to 1 year in jail.
  • 30 to 90 days of Community Service
  • $200 to $1000 fine
  • License plate confiscation
  • Six Points added to Driving Record
  • Drivers Responsibility Fees ($1000 for two consecutive years for OWI)
  • Possible vehicle forfeiture
  • Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days, unless vehicle forfeited.

Third Drunk Driving Conviction (within lifetime) FELONY:

  • Drivers License revocation and denial if there are 2 convictions within 7 years or 3 convictions within 10 years. The minimum period of revocation and denial is 1 year. (minimum 5 yeas if there was a prior revocation within 7 years
  • $500 to $5000 fine
  • 60 to 180 days Community Service
  • FELONY – Carries minimum 30 days in jail up to 5 years in state prison
  • License plate confiscation
  • Six Points added to Driving Record
  • Drivers Responsibility Fees ($1000 for two consecutive years for OWI)
  • Possible vehicle forfeiture
  • Vehicle immobilization for 1 to 3 years, unless vehicle is forfeited
  • Vehicle registration denial

Contact Us For a Free Consult

If you have been arreseted and accused of drunk driving in Monroe Michigan area, or if you have any questions about being charged with drunk driving in Michigan, please contact us today for a free consultation. You can fill out the form on your right, or call us at 734-265-0340 anytime.