OWI With High Blood Alcohol Content
Michigan has recently passed legislation, which increases the penalty if you are found with a blood alcohol content of a .17 or higher. It does not matter if this is your first offense or not, the penalties are still enhanced.
At the law office of Dennis J. Rickert, P.C., DUI charges are handled with efficiency and expediency. For help with facing this specific type of high BAC OWI charge, schedule a free initial consultation online or call 586-727-3355.
If charged under Michigan's new "Super Drunk" law (.17 blood-alcohol content or greater), you face a drivers' license suspension for the first 45 days followed by a 320 day restricted license during which time a "breath tube" or ignition interlock device must be installed in your vehicle even if you have no prior arrests or convictions. You may also face a jail term of up to 180 days.
Additionally, you will be required to attend counseling for alcohol abuse for one year. The fines are also increased and prosecutors are unlikely to plea bargain when it comes to high BAC OWI charges. Unlike other DUI charges, prosecutors like to make examples out of these types of cases.
It is also important to note that if you are convicted for any type of DUI, especially under the super drunk law, you may have a much more difficult time crossing the border to Canada. There are also different penalties for commercial drivers because of the severity of the situation. These added consequences can jeopardize your livelihood and ability to work.
Clinton Township High BAC OWI attorney Rickert, can help you deal with all of these consequences. He will look at all of the components of your case and give you a thorough assessment of how he can help you.Richmond Super Drunk Driving Charge Attorney
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss super drunk driving charge defense with attorney Dennis J. Rickert, call 586-727-3355 or contact his law office online.