Super Drunk OWI Defense Attorney
Operating a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .0.17% or greater may lead to charges of Super Drunk driving in Michigan. The legal limit in the state is .08%; a high BAC offense could leave you facing serious criminal penalties, affecting your freedom, career, and reputation. Lansing OWI defense attorney Nicholas Leydorf is committed to providing clients arrested or charged with Super Drunk OWI with outstanding legal guidance and representation. If you or someone you know has been charged with OWVI, OUIL, OWI, or any DUI offense we urge you to contact us today.
It is no doubt a stressful and frightening experience to be accused of Super Drunk driving. Will you lose your freedom, and what do you face in the days to come? As a compassionate and capable Ingham County DUI defense lawyer, Mr. Leydorf will provide the legal support you deserve, addressing your concerns and answering all questions you may have. It is critical to choose a defense attorney who will keep you apprised throughout every phase of the criminal justice process.Michigan's Super Drunk Law
The 'Super Drunk' law in Michigan applies to individuals who have no previous drunk driving offenses within the seven years prior. Individuals with a prior offense will likely be charged as a repeat offender, if the prior offense occurred within the past seven years. Repeat offenders (second and third time DUI offenders) typically face criminal penalties which are harsher than those for first-time offenders; a Super Drunk offense will result in even harsher criminal penalties.
A Super Drunk charge effectively means your BAC was more than twice the legal limit of 0.08%. This is an extremely serious charge which could impact your career and freedom, along with other aspects of your life. The Leydorf Law Firm has successfully handled countless cases involving DUI and Super Drunk offenses in East Lansing, Ingham County, and across the state of Michigan. Nicholas Leydorf believes in a personal approach to every client, providing you with the experience, skill, and attention to detail essential to securing the best possible results.Criminal Penalties for Conviction of Super Drunk OWI in Lansing
While the penalties for a conviction of OWI are severe, a Super Drunk conviction will result in penalties which are double those for a regular OWI. A high BAC of 0.17% or higher will result in criminal penalties which include:
- Jail time of up to 180 days
- Driver's license suspension for 45 days with 320 days of restricted driving following suspension period
- Fines and court costs of between $200 and $700
- Potential 360 hours of community service
- Ignition interlock device to be installed and remain for duration of restricted driving period
- Possible requirement to attend alcohol treatment program for at least one year
A second high BAC offense will result in penalties which include up to one year in jail, fines of up to $1,000, driver's license revocation for a minimum of one year, driver responsibility fees, and more.
A third high BAC offense will result in penalties which include one to five years in jail, fines of up to $5,000, driver's license revocation, community service, and more.
It is imperative you consult with a talented Lansing DUI defense lawyer when charged with a Super Drunk driving offense. As you can see, the criminal penalties are severe - and your career and reputation may hang in the balance.Contact Lansing Criminal Defense Attorney Nicholas Leydorf Now
Many people fail to take OWI charges seriously, a grave mistake. Drunk driving is a criminal offense that may leave those accused facing life-changing consequences, particularly repeat offenders and those charged with a high BAC or Super Drunk OWI offense.
For unparalleled legal support and representation, contact The Leydorf Law Firm today at (517)388-6800. We will thoroughly analyze your case and work with you to devise the most effective course of legal action to secure positive results.