When being arrested for a DUI / OWI, the law enforcement officer will generally ask you to take a chemical test. A chemical test can include a breath test, blood test or urine test and a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level will be determined from the test. In Michigan, if you are 21 years or older you have a limit of .08% BAC in order to be considered driving within the legal limit. If you are under age 21, your limit is .02% and if your test shows anything higher than your limit you can be arrested for a DUI. Michigan also has a high-BAC law that holds stricter penalties, this law is for anyone that drives with a BAC of .17% or above. The consequences for any type of OWI / DUI conviction are harsh, which is why it is imperative to seek aggressive legal representation from a Michigan DUI lawyer.
The skilled DUI attorneys from the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman are able to help you defend against the results of your breath or blood test. One strong defense against any DUI charge is the inaccuracy of the test results that led to the arrest. Some of the ways to prove that the reported BAC level was not accurate, includes:
- Improper performance from the arresting officer
- Unqualified personnel performing the test
- Mishandled samples
- Faulty Breathalyzer device
- Any interference affecting the results of the test
To avoid the strict penalties of a DUI / OWI conviction in Michigan be sure to take all possible measures to have your charges dropped. Retain the experienced legal guidance of a Michigan OWI attorney from our firm. We offer a free case evaluation so do not hesitate to call today to discuss your case with one of our lawyers!