Don’t Let One Mistake Impact Your Life: Choose an Experienced Birmingham, MI DUI Lawyer to Defend Your Future
Have You Been Arrested For Driving While Under the Influence, Also Known as an OUI or DUI, in Oakland County or the Surrounding Areas?
If so, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. At The Marcel Benavides Law Office, our team is devoted to vigorously protecting the rights, licenses, and insurance rates of individuals facing charges of DUI.
We Know How to Help You Overcome a Drunk Driving Charge and Move on with Your Life
You deserve effective defense from your lawyer, a proactive responsiveness from your legal representative, and, most importantly, you deserve a hard-hitting strategy that can comprehensively protect your rights. At our firm, we pride ourselves on offering all of these qualities to each and every client we represent – and we have the impressive track record of success to prove it.
What You Need to Know – Learn About the Penalties for DUI Charges in Michigan
After a DUI conviction, not only is your driver's license in jeopardy – but you could be risking your rights and freedoms by failing to retain the aggressive defense representation you deserve. In Michigan, it is illegal for drivers to operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In order to determine if a driver is under the influence, police officers will often subject drivers to breath, blood, or urine tests. These tests assess the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level, or the amount of alcohol present within the bloodstream at any given time.
Even first-time offenders may face serious repercussions such as:
- Up to 90 days in jail
- Fines not exceeding $500
- License suspension for up to 6 months
- Possible installation of Ignition Interlock Device (IID) at driver's own expense
Many people fail to realize just how easy it can be to commit a DUI offense. Even if you do not feel intoxicated, just a couple of alcoholic drinks could lead to DUI conviction. Though you may have been arrested, do not assume that you will be found guilty. With the right legal counsel, you can fight the charges against you!
We Know the Criminal Justice System – Put Our Experience to Work For You
Though most police officers are true defenders and supporters of the law, it must be said that some overarching practices can jeopardize the freedom of the public. Police officers are required to adhere to strict regulations, and failure to abide by these rules has led to countless erroneous arrests.
Depending on the circumstances, the following defense strategies may be available:
- Police misconduct
- Violation of search and seizure laws
- Unreasonable seizure at a DUI-checkpoint
- Inconclusive evidence or sobriety test results
- Improperly administered breath test or sobriety test
- Personal health issues that may have skewed a chemical test result
With experience working with the Chicago Police Department, our attorney has an in-depth understanding of how law enforcement procedures work. We are not afraid to challenge a DUI, or to contest the methods used by the arresting officer.
Get the Advice and Answers You Need Now – Call for Your Free Consultation
Failing to act quickly after a DUI arrest could put your driver's license in jeopardy. We strive to put a stop to the suspension or revocation of your license, and most importantly, to safeguard your freedoms. The sooner we hear your side of the story, the sooner we can begin to create a compelling defense that can help reduce, acquit or dismiss your charges. In addition, we proudly offer legal defense to all of Detroit, including Birmingham, Oak Park, Southfield and Oakland County.