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Defending the Rights of Individuals in Shelby Township Facing DUI Charges

An arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in Shelby Township can be a very upsetting and confusing experience. Many people who are arrested for DUI have no idea where they should turn or what they should do next. Fortunately, the Shelby Township DUI attorneys at Lucido & Manzella, P.C. are here to help. Our lawyers can discuss the circumstances surrounding your arrest, explore all of your legal options with you, and start preparing your case for trial. Contact us to learn the many ways we can help in your DUI case.

DUI Laws in Michigan

Like all other states, The State of Michigan views drunk drivers as posing a serious risk to the public. Consequently, the State takes drunk driving offenses very seriously. If you are convicted of a drunk driving offense, you could be looking at costly fines, jail time, and many other serious penalties and consequences. 

In Michigan, 0.08 percent is the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit that applies to most drivers over the age of 21. If you operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 percent or more, you could face criminal charges for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, which is also known as OWI, OUI, DUI, or DWI. All of these terms refer to charges stemming from suspected drunk driving. 

The State also imposes a zero tolerance law for motor vehicle drivers who are underage. Those drivers may not operate a motor vehicle if they have a BAC of greater than 0.02 percent. If they do, they could face criminal charges and penalties. Michigan also has a “Super Drunk” law which increases the penalties for operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.17 percent or higher. 

A motor vehicle driver’s BAC is usually determined using a blood, breath, or urine test. In some cases, drivers refuse to take one of these tests. Even when drivers refuse, they could still face a drunk driving charge that leads to a conviction on their record, a driver’s license suspension, criminal fines, and other penalties. 

Possible Defenses to a Drunk Driving Charge

If you have been arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense, a Shelby Township DUI attorney could assist you with raising one or more legal defenses to your criminal charge. Potential criminal defenses in DUI cases might include:

  • Constitutional violation (Fourth or Fifth Amendment) due to an improper traffic stop or arrest, or the failure to inform you of your rights
  • False positive breathalyzer readings or lab errors
  • A health condition or medication that made a driver appear to be intoxicated or affected a driver’s performance on a field sobriety test

You should contact our lawyers at Lucido & Manzella, P.C.  as soon as possible following your arrest so that we can set to work preparing a defense in your case. 

Contact a Shelby Township DUI Attorney about Your Pending Criminal Case Today

Being convicted of a drunk driving offense could lead to significant penalties and lasting consequences, and the penalties escalate with each subsequent charge. Therefore, you want a lawyer on your side who will do everything possible to fight for a dismissal of your charge and minimize any negative repercussions.

At Lucido & Manzella, P.C., our legal team offers clients thorough, result-oriented legal representation in drunk driving cases. To schedule a consultation or case evaluation with a Shelby Township DUI attorney, contact us today to discuss how we could assist in your specific case.

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