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Drunk driving arrests frequent during holiday season in Michigan

From Thanksgiving through New Years' celebrations, Michigan highways are often cluttered with traffic. Police make many traffic stops during this time of year, many of which lead to drunk driving charges against motorists. Just because you have enjoyed a drink or two with friends and family at a holiday celebration does not mean you should be arrested for drunk driving if you get behind the wheel. There are specific laws that govern such matters and being aware of them is the first step toward avoiding alcohol-related problems when traveling.

The most obvious way to stay out of jail and avoid being pulled over on suspicion of intoxicated driving is to abstain from alcohol when planning to operate a motor vehicle. Many people designate drivers who agree not to consume alcohol so they can relax and enjoy imbibing without worrying about having to drive. Some people, however, have already found themselves facing legal challenges after being pulled over and charged with drunk driving.

It is true that anything you say or do when interacting with a police officer during a suspected drunk driving stop can later be used to incriminate you in court. Therefore, by requesting immediate assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can seek guidance regarding how best to respond to any questions an officer may ask. An attorney can also review the process by which an officer pulled you over and placed you under arrest to determine whether any of your rights were violated.

Michael A. McInerney, PLC, is prepared to launch an aggressive defense on your behalf against prosecutors' efforts to convict you of drunk driving in Michigan. In certain circumstances, penalties for conviction of this offense are enhanced. We can  explore all available options that may help you retain your freedom and move forward in life without being haunted by the negative consequences of a particular incident.

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