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Without the aide of a reliable lawyer, a DUI charge can negatively change your life. A person charged with drunk driving in Michigan can face jail time, license suspension, driver responsibility fees, vehicle immobilization and numerous licensee points. All of these things can jeopardize your future and impact your job, and or future employability. At the Clark Law Office our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in defending clients against drunk driving offenses and have been successfully protecting clients from the harsh penalties associated with DUI's and other alcohol and drug related offense.
In Michigan there are essentially two separate ways that the prosecution can prove that a person was drunk driving. First, the prosecution can use what is called the per se rule where it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content that is above .08. Second the prosecution can prove that your ability to operate the vehicle was substantially lessened or that your condition was compromised and significantly affected to the point where you could no longer operate the vehicle in a normal manner. Usually if your blood alcohol level is below .08 you will not be charged with a DUI, but because the prosecutor can attempt to prove your ability to drive the vehicle was substantially lessened it is not necessary that your blood alcohol level be .08 for you to be convicted of a DUI.
When facing Lansing DUI charges it is important to know what the evidence the prosecutor is going to be using against you and how to effectively challenge that evidence while at the same time presenting as many mitigating factors that would help improve your situation with the court and the prosecutors. The Clark Law Office in Lansing will fight for you at every step of the case and will investigate the legality of the police's conduct in stopping your vehicle, the procedures used to obtain evidence, the constitutionality of any statements you made along with reviewing the tests used to determine your blood alcohol content.
The State of Michigan has specific consequences laid out depending on the offense that you are being charged for. If the arrest is for your very first drunk driving offense, the corresponding penalties are mild compared to an arrest where it is a 2nd or 3rd offense. So what are the penalties and fines? Here is a general overview of the Michigan drunk driving penalties and fines, but if you need clarification or have any questions concerning your DUI charge, call one of our experienced Michigan criminal attorneys who know the intricacies of Michigan drunk driving law.
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As you can see, the penalties and fines for drunken driving charges are severe in Michigan. If you find yourself arrested for drinking and driving, you should immediately contact a Lansing DUI lawyer to help strengthen your defense. We can help challenge the evidence against you in court and hopefully lower your fines and penalties. Defending yourself against a DUI charge is harder than it may appear, especially if you need to interview witnesses and cross examine some sort of medical expert
Don't let a guilty DUI conviction negatively affect the rest of your life. Put your mind at ease and let us get the best possible outcome for your situation. We know that facing a drunk driving charge can be one of the most stressful and fearful moments of your life, but you don't have to face it alone. Learn your rights and put decades of experience and legal expertise in your corner. Contact one of our attorneys at The Clark Law Office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.