What is a Super Drunk DUI in Michigan?
Driving under the influence (DUI) in Michigan is a serious offense, and the penalties for a DUI conviction can be equally serious. But did you know that Michigan has enhanced penalties for a super drunk DUI? A conviction for a super drunk DUI has severe penalties for even a first-time offender, and it can drastically impact both your personal and professional life. If you are arrested and charged with a super drunk DUI in Michigan, it is critical that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, our team has been practicing since 1992 and has zealously advocated on behalf of our clients accused of super drunk DUIs in Michigan. To learn more, call or contact our office today.
What is a Super Drunk DUI?
Under Michigan law, a regular DUI offense occurs when a driver over the age of 21 years old is operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or higher, or if the driver is under the age of 21 years old and has a blood alcohol level of 0.02% or higher. A driver can also be charged with a regular DUI if operating a vehicle while intoxicated by any controlled substance. However, if the driver at any age has a blood alcohol level over 0.17%, then he or she can be charged with a super drunk DUI in Michigan.
Penalties for a Super Drunk DUI
The penalties for a super drunk DUI in Michigan are severe, even for a first time offender. Punishment for a first offense super drunk DUI can include a fine up to $700 plus court costs and attorneys’ fees, up to 180 days in jail, 360 hours of community service, your driver’s license suspended for one year, six points on your driver’s license, mandatory completion of an alcohol education course, and the installation of an ignition interlock device that requires the driver to blow into a machine before the car will start.
In addition, conviction for a super drunk DUI means a permanent criminal record that cannot be expunged or sealed from the public record. This offense will show up on every background check for a job, housing, employment, professional licenses, and more. Jail time can mean the loss of a job and other professional disadvantages. It may require dropping out of school, and navigating the world without a driver’s license can make even the simplest task much more complicated for you and your loved ones. Talk to an experienced DUI criminal defense attorney today if you or a loved one has been charged with a super drunk DUI in Michigan.
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Being charged with a super drunk DUI in Michigan is a serious offense that should not be taken lightly. For high-quality legal representation in your super drunk DUI case, talk to the knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office today to schedule a free consultation of your case.