- Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)
- Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI)
Many changes have taken place in Michigan in the past 10 years that have significantly affected drinking and driving laws. In Michigan, the “legal limit” is .08. This means if a person’s operating a motor vehicle in Michigan with a bodily alcohol limit of .08 or more you may be charged with operating while intoxicated. Further changes have taken place where you can be charged with a felony if you have 2 or more priors in your entire lifetime. Additionally, under Michigan’s new “Super Drunk” law, you will face enhanced penalties if you have a bodily alcohol level of .17 or greater.
There are many collateral consequences that you will face outside of the courtroom. Michigan Secretary of State will take license action against your driver’s license that may include restrictions on your driving privileges, suspensions or revocation of your driving privileges. Additionally, you could face thousands of dollars in “driver’s responsibility fees”.
A substantial part of our practice is defending individuals charged with drunk driving. Call today for a free consultation with one of our experienced defense attorneys and for a thorough review of your case.