Michigan Super Drunk Law

Charged with Super Drunk OWI in Oakland County?

Any OWI charge is a serious offense which calls for the knowledgeable services of a capable OWI defense attorney. This is even more applicable in the case of "super drunk" OWI charges. If you have been charged with this offense, you are facing even harsher penalties than those imposed for a standard OWI.

Obtain competent and dedicated legal help for this charge at Long Law PLLC if you've been arrested under charges of super drunk OWI. Our firm serves clients in and around Oakland County. Attorney Emily Long has a proven track record in defending her clients of all types of OWI charges. As an accomplished and aggressive advocate, she thoroughly understands both sides of courtroom mechanics. Her knowledge and insight as a accomplished and aggressive advocate serves as a unique advantage to clients facing super drunk charges. Furthermore, she has considerable experience as a trial lawyer in criminal courts.

Overview of Michigan's Super Drunk OWI Law

The Michigan legislature enacted its super drunk law to punish those found operating their vehicles with excessive blood alcohol levels (BAC). If you are convicted of this offense, your penalties will be increased over a regular OWI. You will lose your driver's license and will walk away with a permanent criminal record. A permanent stain on your record can create problems for you in the future in terms of your career or employment, professional licenses, educational opportunities, credit, and even the ability to obtain housing.

This law applies to first-time offenders or those who have not had a prior OWI within the last seven years. If your BAC measures 0.17% or higher on a chemical test, you will be charged with this offense. A conviction is punishable by:

  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • Up to a $700 fine
  • Up to 360 hours of community service
  • Up to one year of a license suspension
  • Mandatory attendance and completion of an alcohol treatment program
  • Six points on your driving record
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID)

A restricted license allows only limited driving privileges and only with the use of an IID. Under the Driver Responsibility Act, you will also be subject to a $1,000 penalty for two consecutive years.

Work with an Experienced Oakland County OWI Lawyer

As you can see, the penalties for a conviction of super drunk OWI are heavy. Without the skilled help of Attorney Emily Long, your life will be radically disrupted and your future compromised if convicted. Our firm has the experience, dedication, and knowledge to help defend you in this complex field of law. Contact us to arrange for a free, initial consultation immediately following your arrest.