If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Michigan, one of the first things on your mind is “what will happen to me?” In other words, “what are the penalties for a Michigan DUI?”
Well, as you may have guessed, there are very few absolutes when it comes to punishment, and even figuring out what law applies can be a great challenge. At the Barone Defense Firm other lawyers often ask us about sentencing issues such as vehicle immobilization, mandatory incarceration, hours of community service, ignition interlock and the like.
To help lawyers and clients figure out what punishment to expect after a Michigan DUI, we’ve created the following charts which you may download and print:
- OWI 1ST Flow Chart Barone
- OWI 2nd Flow Chart Barone
- OWI 3rd Flow Chart Barone
- OWI Under 21 Flow Chart Barone
In looking at these charts keep in mind that they’ve not been updated to include the Michigan super drunk/extreme drunk driving law that goes into effect October 31, 2010.
Also, keep in mind that these charts where prepared for use by judges and lawyers. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Michigan, and are facing a possible conviction, then it’s best to review this charts with a Michigan DUI lawyer.
Finally, when reviewing these DUI penalties charts consider the fact that there is a great deal of discretion regarding punishment. Because of this the lawyer that you choose can make a big difference in the eventual outcome. Consequently, it’s important to choose a top Michigan DUI lawyer to represent you.