Metro Detroit DUI Defense Lawyer

Facing DUI charges in Metro Detroit or anywhere can be a harrowing experience. It is important you find the Metro Detroit Defense DUI lawyer that is right for you. When you call my law office, calls are answered directly by me and all messages are returned within 24 hours, usually much sooner, seven days a week. As your DUI Defense lawyer, I can review your particular case to determine what legal action can be taken on your behalf in order to help you avoid a conviction and therefore serious penalties. We will discuss your options from a practical perspective. Having a Metro Detroit Defense DUI lawyer on your side means that you have an advocate to protect your rights and interests.

Initial consultations are always free and confidential. Call 248-956-1165 today.

In metro Detroit, there are two types of DUI laws that you could be charged with: common law DUIs and statutory DUIs.

If you are charged with a common law DUI violation in metro Detroit, it means that an officer or witness believes that you were driving under the influence based on your appearance, behavior and driving patterns at the time of your arrest.

Even if the officer testifies that you were under the influence, your metro Detroit DUI lawyer may attribute your behavior and appearance to other factors. For example, if the officer states that your eyes were bloodshot and your speech was slurred, your attorney may argue that allergies and fatigue made you appear intoxicated.

If you are charged with a statutory or “per se” DUI violation in metro Detroit, it means that your blood alcohol content (BAC) was over the legal limit. The legal limit for per se DUI violations differs depending on whether or not you are over the age of 21 at the time of arrest. If while pulled over for a DUI, your blood alcohol content is at least .08% and you are over the age of 21 you will be charged. Minors will be charged with a DUI if their BAC is only .02% or greater.

For a “per se” DUI to stick, the prosecution must prove that your test results were over the legal limit. Generally this means that you were administered a breath test or in some cases a blood test. While it may be difficult to beat a DUI charge, DUI breath tests are not always administered accurately. Occasionally there are also other factors which may cause an incorrect reading. Your Metro Detroit DUI Lawyer may investigate the breath test to determine if the test was administered accurately and check the logs to make sure that the machine was calibrated properly before your test began.

The penalties for violating Metro Detroit DUI laws include potential jail time, fines, community service, and the loss of driving privileges. In addition to these penalties, Michigan DUI offenders face significantly increased insurance costs and additional Drivers Responsibility Fees from the Secretary of State.

For a more detailed outline of Metro Detroit DUI penalties click here

If you have a refusal on your Metro Detroit DUI, time may be of the essence to demand a Implied Consent Administrative Hearing. Click here for more information.

Between Driver Responsibility fees, insurance, jail and other costs, there is no question that a Metro Detroit DUI can be extremely costly. Having a qualified metro Detroit DUI lawyer on your side can possibly save you money in the long run by working to get your case dismissed or negotiating a plea that can reduce some of these costs.

If you have a Metro Detroit DUI, call 248-956-1165 today. The consultation is free and confidential. You will speak directly with a real Metro Detroit DUI Lawyer within 24 hours.

This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. You should really seek competent metro Detroit lawyer for advice on any metro Detroit legal matter. If you would like a free consultation regarding your legal case, please feel free to call 248-956-1165.

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Criminal Attorney Scott Aaronson of the Law Office of Scott M. Aaronson, PLLC handles all types of criminal defense throughout Tri-County Metro Detroit area, including Detroit, Southfield, Novi, Warren, Roseville, Livonia, Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights, Farmington Hills, Birmingham, Oak Park, West Bloomfield, Ann Arbor, Waterford, Flint, Canton, Taylor, Romulus, Westland, Clinton Township, Troy, Dearborn, Brighton, Howell, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, and Royal Oak, as well as Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, and Livingston County, MI.