Similar to a first offense Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), a Michigan second offense DUI is a misdemeanor. However, the penalties are significantly steeper.
Mandatory jail time. Mandatory community service. Loss of your driver’s license if your first conviction was less than seven years prior to this offense. Now, your job and your family’s well-being are on the line with a jury often deciding your fate.
In the court’s eyes, you’re now considered a “repeat offender” and are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. Whether or not this is true, not many people are arrested for a second offense within seven years of a first offense. As a result, the courts, prosecutors and judges alike, typically try to impose the harshest penalties allowed by law.
But make no mistake. Now is not the time to price shop for an attorney. You need the best.
And with an unrivaled track record, when you hire a DUI lawyer from The Law Offices of Barton Morris, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything in our power to win you less or no jail time, lower or no fines, and also save your driver’s license.