Drunk driving is a serious matter in Michigan. Police officers are diligent in apprehending suspected offenders and prosecutors work overtime in making drunk driving criminal charges stick. To protect yourself, get our Michigan criminal defense attorneys on your side. Find out more about different types of drunk driving-related charges and potential penalties.
There is nothing wrong with enjoying a few drinks. However, getting behind the wheel creates major problems. In addition to putting yourself and others on the road at risk, you could be pulled over and charged for drunk driving in Michigan, there are four different types of drunk driving charges you could face:
The Michigan Secretary of State wants residents and visitors to our area to be aware that law enforcement, state and local officials, private agencies, and the criminal court system all work together in keeping drunk drivers off the road. If you are pulled over and charged with any type of drunk driving-related crime, it is important to get legal help right away to protect yourself against potentially severe penalties. These include:
Be aware that these penalties increase if you were driving with a high BAC level or caused an accident while intoxicated that put others at risk.
When facing drunk driving charges in Michigan, get Lucido & Manzella, P.C. on your side. We provide the trusted guidance and professional legal representation you need to avoid potentially severe penalties. Call or contact our Michigan drunk driving defense attorneys online and request a consultation today.
We offer a free initial consultation so you will get an opportunity to meet us, and we will have an opportunity to learn more about your legal issue.
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