Types of Michigan Drunk Driving Charges
In Michigan there are numerous drunk driving offenses. The possible offenses include Operating While Intoxicated (OWI/DUI/DWI), Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI), Zero Tolerance (charged when driver is under 21 and has an alcohol content of .02 or higher), Child Endangerment (charged when the driver is operating with an unlawful alcohol content and also has a child present in the vehicle) and Operating While Intoxicated causing death or great bodily harm. The Michigan legislature has also enacted a Super Drunk law used to prosecute first time drunk drivers that have an alcohol level of .17 or greater.
From jail time and large fines to license revocation or suspension, the consequences of a drunk driving (DUI/DWI/OWI) charge can be significant. J. Erich Goetz has stood up for the rights of his clients throughout Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties charged with felony, misdemeanor and DUI/DWI/OWI offenses since 1997. He is a leader in the criminal defense community and respected by courts, prosecutors and other criminal defense attorneys.
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