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DUI Lawyers Sterling Heights

When you thinking of driving under the influence (DUI), you may think of someone drinking too much alcohol. While this charge often refers to excessive alcohol consumption, it can be associated with substances such as illegal drugs and prescription medications as well. Using alcohol or drugs and then driving kills thousands of people every year. In fact, 1 in 3 traffic deaths involves drunk driving.

Between 2003 and 2012, there were 2,912 deaths in Michigan caused by drunk driving. The good news is that except for the 21-34 age group, Michigan is below the national average when it comes to DUI deaths. Men are more likely than women to be killed by drunk driving. For men, the rate is 4.3 per 100,000 people. For women, the rate is 1.2 per 100,000 people. 

Michigan Laws Regarding Substance Abuse and Driving

Michigan is trying to cut down on the number of DUI arrests, accidents and deaths. Michigan law makes it illegal to drive under the following conditions:

  • While intoxicated by alcohol, drugs or prescription medications
  • While driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher
  • With any amount of cocaine or other Schedule I drug in your body
  • While under 21 years old and driving with a BAC of 0.02 or higher

There are four types of criminal charges you could face:

  • Operating while visibly impaired. This means that your ability to drive a vehicle was impaired by drugs or alcohol. Your BAC does not have to be 0.08.
  • Operating while intoxicated. This means that your ability to drive was impaired, your BAC was 0.08 or above or you have committed an aggravated DUI of 0.17 or above.
  • Operating with a Schedule I drug or cocaine. Having even the tiniest amount of these drugs in your system while driving can have you facing criminal charges.
  • Under age 21 operating with any bodily content. Michigan’s zero tolerance policy prohibits those not old enough to drink (under the age of 21) from having any alcohol in their body. Even those with a BAC of 0.02 can face criminal charges.

If you are facing an alcohol-related criminal offense, contact the Sterling Heights criminal defense lawyers at Lucido & Manzella, P.C. to see how we can help.

Types of DUI Matters We Handle

The Sterling Heights criminal defense lawyers at Lucido & Manzella, P.C. can help you with the following elements of your DUI:

  • Accidents
  • Citations
  • Impairment
  • Intoxication
  • License suspension
  • Blood alcohol content
  • Blood and breath tests
  • Field sobriety tests
  • Motor vehicle operation

Contact an Experienced Sterling Heights DUI Lawyer

A DUI conviction is no laughing matter. If you want to avoid fines and prison time, don’t try to handle your case on your own. You need a solid defense from an aggressive legal team.

If you are facing DUI charges, time is of the essence. The Sterling Heights criminal defense lawyers at Lucido & Manzella, P.C. have 40 years of experience helping those accused of various crimes, including DUIs. We can help you achieve a favorable outcome. Contact us at Lucido & Manzella at 1-833-MANZELLA to schedule a meeting with an attorney.

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