Michigan Drunk Driving Attorney

Hiring an experienced Michigan Drunk Driving Attorney can have a significant impact on the outcome of your drunk driving case.

Drunk driving cases, also known as OWI (Operating While Intoxicated), DUI (driving under the influence), and Impaired Driving (OWVI), come with life-changing consequences. Not only is an alcohol-related offense a permanent entry on your criminal record for a lifetime, there are exorbitant costs associated with hiring an attorney, court fines, and the increase of car insurance. The most taxing consequence of an alcohol-related offense is the possibility of the restriction or revocation of your driving privileges.

What is drunk driving?

Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) is defined as an individual who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic liquor, a controlled substance, or other intoxicating substance or a combination of alcoholic liquor, a controlled substance, or other intoxicating substance. The legal limit in Michigan is .08. However, you do not need to have a blood alcohol content of .08 or more to be charged with a alcohol-related offense.

Operating While Visibly Impaired is defined as an individual who operates a motor vehicle while visibly impaired under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but whose blood alcohol content is a .07 or less. Although the penalties for an OWVI are less than that of an OWI, the charge is still a serious offense that is a permanent addition to an individual’s criminal record.

Super Drunk Driving – High BAC is defined as an individual who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol with a BAC greater than .17. An individual charged with Super Drunk Driving not only faces more harsh penalties at the time of sentencing, but also faces the possibility of a mandatory suspension of their driving privileges.

A Zero Tolerance Drunk Driving charge is defined as a minor that has been found to have operated a motor vehicle with a BAC of more than .02% but less than the legal limit of .08.

What are the penalties for drunk driving?

Drunk driving convictions are considered “stackable offenses”. In other words, with each alcohol-related driving offense, the penalties become more severe. A first and second offense drunk driving is a misdemeanor while a third or greater offense of drunk driving is a felony. If you are being charged with drunk driving, you should contact an experienced Michigan drunk driving attorney to discuss the penalties that you are facing.

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OWI Michigan Attorney
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OWVI Michigan Attorney
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Super Drunk Driving Michigan Attorney

Why Choose the Arnone Law Team
to Represent You in Your Drunk Driving Case?

Attorney Joseph Arnone and the Arnone Law Team are are well known in Macomb County and surrounding courts for their incomparable reputation with clients. Most of Arnone Law Team’s phone calls are from individuals who were referred to their firm from former or current clients. Satisfaction in legal representation can’t be bought with marketing dollars. The Arnone Law Team does not need to advertise fancy legal slogans on billboards to attract clients.

The Arnone Team is a powerhouse legal team.

They take only limited cases and they commit themselves to each case and client that they accept. No stone remains unturned as they investigate and build a defense.

Attorney Joseph Arnone has practiced in district, circuit, and federal courts defending cases from misdemeanors to murder. And when it comes to drunk driving cases, he sees the challenge, meets it, and exceeds all expectations that the client may have.

Why Joseph Arnone 
Why Joseph Arnone


Contact the Arnone Law team for a free consultation today!