Can I fight a breath or blood test?
Absolutely. It's always best to question the accuracy of a breath or blood test, seeing as how there are so many factors that could cause the test results to be inaccurate or misleading. Even something as simple as an officer miscalibrating the breathalyzer machine or a lab technician using contaminated testing materials can affect the accuracy of a breath or blood test. An experienced Michigan DUI defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman can talk with you about the possible defense strategies used to fight breath or blood test results.
Are the laws different for commercial drivers then they are for regular drivers?
Yes, in fact the drunk driving laws are more strict for commercial drivers than they are for regular drivers. In accordance to Michigan law, commercial drivers can be arrested and charged with OWI or DUI if their BAC is .04 percent or higher. For regular drivers the BAC limit is .08 percent or higher. And although all drivers are at risk of losing their driving privileges following an OWI/DUI arrest, commercial drivers are also at risk of losing their jobs.
What is the drinking limit for people under the age of 21?
Michigan has very strict laws in place regarding underage drinking and driving. The state's zero-tolerance policy says that people under the age of 21 cannot drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. This means that even if an underage driver blows a .01 percent they could still be arrested for drunk driving.
What are common DUI penalties?
There are several penalties associated with OWI/DUI, such as:
- Time in jail or prison
- Driver's license suspension or revocation
- Community service
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Mandatory alcohol awareness classes
If you have any additional questions regarding an OWI or DUI arrest, charge, or conviction in Oakland or Wayne County, an experienced Michigan DUI attorney at Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman would be happy to answer your questions and discuss your case. To arrange a consultation, please fill out a free case evaluation or contact Freedman & Freedman today by calling (877) 858-5297!