GROSSE POINTE SHORES
Grosse Pointe Shores DUI Lawyer
Getting arrested for a DUI is a tough ordeal for anyone. You may be worried, confused or fearful. After having a few drinks, it’s always best not to drive. Unfortunately, people are fallible and thus make mistakes. Did you make a mistake after having a few beers? Are you now facing DUI charges? If so you are in need of an experienced Grosse Pointe Shores DUI Lawyer.
Michigan DUI Laws
If you are searching for a Grosse Pointe Shores DUI Lawyer, you are probably wondering what consequences you may face. The first step to understanding Michigan DUI law is understanding the different types of charges. Due to the numerous deaths and injuries cause by drunk drivers, Michigan takes all DUI charges very seriously.
One type of charge is called Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI). In order to be charged with OWVI, it has to be apparent that were unable to properly operate your vehicle. The next type of charge is called Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher is needed for a OWI charge. If your BAC was .17 or higher, you will get a High BAC OWI which carries more severe penalties. If you are under 21 you only need a BAC of .02 to be charged. Another possible charge is called OWPD; this means you were driving while under the influence of cocaine or a Schedule I drug. Traces of these drugs are usually found by a chemical test.
If you were stopped under suspicion of DUI, before arresting you the officer probably gave you a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT). If you refused to take this, you could be fined $150 and charged court costs. If you are under 21 you can also receive 2 points on your license. After being taken to the station you were probably asked to take a chemical test. Refusing the chemical tests comes with much heavier consequences. You can have 6 points added to your license and your license suspended for one year (on first offense).
DUI Attorney Gary M. Wilson
Gary M. Wilson, Grosse Pointe Shores DUI lawyer, will be able to fully explain the charges you face along with their possible consequences. Most DUI charges are punishable by fines, jail time, driver’s license suspension, points added to license, and community service. When you go into court in Grosse Pointe Shores DUI Lawyer Gary M. Wilson will stand up protecting your legal rights. We will search through legal records, finding any mistakes made by the arresting officer and will fight in court to have penalties reduced. In some cases, charges have even been dropped.
Attorney Wilson has over 27 years of criminal trial experience. Although most of his career has been dedicated to helping defendants like yourself, he also has several years’ experience working with the prosecution. He truly cares about his clients and is highly knowledgeable about the laws and what the prosecution is able to do to enforce them. Call Grosse Pointe Shores DUI Lawyer Gary M. Wilson today at 313-886-5600. Tell us about your case and we will tell you how we can help.