No one who gets behind the wheel after having an alcoholic beverage thinks that they are going to be caught. In fact, in some cases, the driver may not even think that they are doing anything against the law, believing themselves to be within the legal limit for driving.
The truth is, Michigan police are constantly on the lookout for anyone who looks like they may have had one too many. If you are pulled over and asked to submit to a breathalyzer test and your blood alcohol content (BAC) level is above .08 percent, you will have charges pressed against you. If you are convicted, this can change your life.
Most commonly referred to as driving under the influence (DUI), but officially called driving while intoxicated (DWI) under Michigan law, a DUI/OWI/OWVI conviction carries potential jail time, license suspension, community service, and a fine. If you are charged with a DUI/OWI, you should:
Knowing whether or not to plead guilty, how to file motions to have evidence against you suppressed, and what your legal rights are can all be a bit overwhelming. At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, we guide you through every step of the criminal process. We have been working with the court system for years, and have developed a relationship with prosecutors, police officers, and judges, giving us an understanding of the system that many other law firms lack. We advocate for you every step of the way.
You can schedule your free consultation with our Michigan DUI lawyers online or by phone. The sooner that you call us, the earlier we can begin working on your case. Please reach out to us today for more information.