When you thinking of driving under the influence (DUI), you may think of someone drinking too much alcohol. While this charge often refers to excessive alcohol consumption, it can be associated with substances such as illegal drugs and prescription medications as well. Using alcohol or drugs and then driving kills thousands of people every year. In fact, 1 in 3 traffic deaths involves drunk driving.
Between 2003 and 2012, there were 2,912 deaths in Michigan caused by drunk driving. The good news is that except for the 21-34 age group, Michigan is below the national average when it comes to DUI deaths. Men are more likely than women to be killed by drunk driving. For men, the rate is 4.3 per 100,000 people. For women, the rate is 1.2 per 100,000 people.
Michigan is trying to cut down on the number of DUI arrests, accidents and deaths. Michigan law makes it illegal to drive under the following conditions:
There are four types of criminal charges you could face:
If you are facing an alcohol-related criminal offense, contact the Burton criminal defense lawyers at Nickola Law to see how we can help.
The Burton criminal defense lawyers at Nickola Law can help you with the following elements of your DUI:
A DUI conviction is no laughing matter. If you want to avoid fines and prison time, don’t try to handle your case on your own. You need a solid defense from an aggressive legal team.
If you are facing DUI charges, time is of the essence. The Burton criminal defense lawyers at Nickola Law have 40 years of experience helping those accused of various crimes, including DUIs. We can help you achieve a favorable outcome. Contact us at Nickola Law at (810) 767-5420 to schedule a free consultation.
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