Effective Defense For Michigan's Super Drunk Law

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If you are arrested for drunk driving in Michigan and found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .17 or above, you face enhanced penalties under the Michigan "Super Drunk" law. Penalties that are more severe than the Super Drunk penalties apply if you are convicted for operating while intoxicated (OWI) within seven years of having a prior OWI conviction, no matter what your BAC level is.

A person who is convicted of OWI that falls within the Super Drunk range faces up to 180 days in jail (compared to 93 days for a conventional OWI conviction), mandatory suspension of their driver's license for the first 45 days and up to 320 days of restricted driving privileges. In addition, a person who is convicted of a Super Drunk offense must have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle for the entire length of the restricted driving period.

Aggressive Prosecution Requires An Equally Aggressive Defense

Law enforcement officials aggressively prosecute offenders under the Super Drunk law. It is critical to have a lawyer in your corner who understands these enhanced penalties and how to defend against the charges you face. The law office of Michael A. McInerney, PLC, in Grand Rapids has established a stellar record defending clients against OWI charges for more than 30 years.

As with other OWI cases we handle, we will carefully review the facts of your arrest, from the reason you were stopped, to the administration of a roadside sobriety test and a blood or urine test. The aggressive prosecution of drunk driving sometimes leads to authorities overstepping their rights. We will determine if your constitutional rights were violated, which may result in the case being dismissed.

Other legal strategies include negotiating for reduced charges or alternative sentencing, or defending clients in a trial if the facts of the case warrant doing so. Mr. McInerney has established strong professional relationships with prosecutors across Michigan. He understands the leeway prosecutors have in these cases and knows how to present strong arguments in his clients' favor.

Meet With Our Experienced DUI/OWI Defense Attorney

Time is of essence in these cases. If you face charges under the state's Super Drunk law or any OWI charges, contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation. We will answer your questions, provide a candid assessment of your case and recommend an effective course of action. Call 616-259-0862 or reach us using our online contact form.