Michigan DUI Law – Your Best Defense Starts Here

If you are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will want a top lawyer to defend you in court and help you avoid unnecessary consequences.

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There are various drinking and driving offenses under Michigan DUI Law.

In Michigan, the drunk driving law makes it illegal to drive with a .08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or above. Michigan has a .02 BAC limit for commercial drivers and drivers under 21. In addition to Michigan’s OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) law, Michigan has another law called the OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired) law. OWVI is when your ability to drive is visibly impaired due to drugs (even prescription and legal drugs) or alcohol (or a combination of both). Operating a motor vehicle with any amount of a Schedule 1 drug (Cocaine, Barbiturates, heroin, etc.) is illegal under Michigan DUI laws.

Good People Make Mistakes

If you have an error in judgment and are arrested for OWI, it does not make you a bad person. Good people make mistakes. The most important thing is not to let a single error in judgment change the course of your future. Our attorneys often argue in court that “The course of a life is set by the angle of the sail, not by a storm.” To successfully weather the storm of a drunk driving charge, a lawyer must have a command of Michigan DUI law and all of the defenses available in these cases.

Bond and Bail for OWI and DUI Cases

The bond for a first-offense DUI with a known, respected criminal defense lawyer is usually a personal or a personal recognizance bond. A personal bond doesn’t require the deposit of money with a jail or court, but only if there is a bond violation. If you are arrested for a misdemeanor or felony drunk driving charge, it is critical that you work with a highly experienced, retained criminal lawyer. A top Michigan criminal attorney has a good chance of giving you the best possible outcome in your Michigan DUI case (including avoiding jail or prison, lowering fines and costs, decreasing the terms and conditions of probation, etc.).

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The Punishment for DUI Cases Under Michigan Law

The Michigan Counties known for treating drunk driving charges particularly harshly include Oakland County, Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, and Macomb County. Don’t be sold out by a “local” lawyer who claims to know the judges or the prosecutor. The truth of the matter is that the best, most effective criminal attorneys are those that have a breadth of experience throughout Southeastern Michigan and are not so connected to a particular court that they lose perspective on the importance of fighting for their client (as opposed to keeping buddy-buddy with the court). Judges and prosecutors don’t give deals to lawyers because they are friends; lawyers sell out clients because they know their “friends” appreciate quickly, easily resolved cases. Judges and prosecutors give the best deals to lawyers known to be credible threats, i.e., lawyers who are aggressive, effective fighters. Prosecutors also know which lawyers know all the tricks of the trade in Michigan DUI law and which are credible threats to their cases.

Why is LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. your best defense to DUI charges in Michigan?

When facing DUI charges, the stakes are incredibly high, with potential consequences affecting not just your immediate freedom but also your future employment, driving privileges, and financial stability. In such critical situations, hiring a top retained DUI defense attorney, like the DUI defense team at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., becomes indispensable for securing the best possible outcome. Our attorneys bring a wealth of experience, a deep understanding of DUI law, and a proven track record of success, making them your invaluable allies in navigating the complexities of the legal system.

The lawyers at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are not just seasoned litigators; they are dedicated advocates who understand the nuances of DUI defenses, from challenging the legality of traffic stops to disputing the accuracy of breathalyzer and field sobriety tests. Our strategic approach to defense is tailored to each client’s unique situation, ensuring that every possible angle is explored to weaken the prosecution’s case. This meticulous attention to detail and aggressive advocacy is vital in building a strong defense that can lead to a dismissal of charges, reduced charges, or a lenient sentence without jail time.

Moreover, our team’s reputation for excellence and professionalism precedes us in the courtroom, often facilitating more favorable negotiations with prosecutors. By choosing LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., you’re not just hiring an attorney but securing a dedicated team committed to protecting your rights, freedom, and future. In the daunting face of DUI charges, our top retained DUI defense attorneys provide the expert representation and peace of mind you need to fight for the best possible resolution of your case.

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DUI Defense Lawyers With a Track Record of Success

Not all DUI or OWI lawyers are the same; hiring the right lawyer can make all the difference. Defending alcohol or drug-related driving offenses is highly complicated. Most lawyers who claim to be “OWI Defense Attorneys” do not know the first thing about effectively defending a client against drunk or drugged driving crimes. Unfortunately, many lawyers mischaracterize their experience or expertise with DUI defense in Michigan. Conversely, the DUI Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has decades of experience and an unparalleled track record of successfully negotiating extraordinary resolutions and achieving favorable results in court. Instead of working with one lawyer, we use a unique team approach that frequently results in outcomes that solo practitioners can’t achieve. Call us for a free consultation. We will take the time to talk with you, answer your questions, and work with you to develop a winning strategy. We will find a way to help you!

Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete an online Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.

We will find a way to help you and, most importantly,
we are not afraid to win!

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