Defense Lawyer: Michigan Super Drunk Law

Enhanced Penalties For Driving While Excessively Intoxicated

The Michigan Legislature has created a new "super drunk driving" offense with enhanced penalties for drivers whose blood alcohol content (BAC) is over twice the legal limit. If you have been arrested on this charge, it is important to take immediate action to defend your freedom and driving privileges.

You can turn to me, DUI defense attorney David G. Moore. My law firm represents individuals in Kalamazoo and throughout the surrounding counties of Southwest Michigan who have been accused of all types of drunk driving offenses, including felony DUI charges related to alleged violations of Michigan's "super drunk" law.

Working To Minimize The Consequences Of Driving With A High BAC

In 2010, the state of Michigan added the offense of "super drunk driving," defined as operating with a blood alcohol content of .17 or greater. Jail times and license suspension can be doubled for a first offense of super drunk driving. However, the law is targeted toward identifying people with alcohol-abuse problems in order to get them help.

I always explore your legitimate defenses to the charges, including the legality of the traffic stop and the arrest. If the prosecution has a solid case, you may be eligible for Sobriety Court, which reduces the charges and the penalties in exchange for enrolling in and completing chemical dependency treatment.

Dedicated Defense Against Other Enhanced Drunk Driving Charges

As a DUI defense attorney in Kalamazoo, I have also represented people who face greater sanctions for other OWI enhancing factors such as:

  • Causing a crash while drunk
  • Driving drunk with a person under 16 on board
  • Racing or other reckless behavior

Have You Been Charged With Driving With A BAC Of .17 Or Higher? Contact A DUI Defense Lawyer.

An enhanced OWI offense or super drunk driving charge is nothing to take lightly. You need professional legal representation. Call my Portage office at 269-216-4573. You can also contact me online to set up a free, confidential consultation today.