BAC: Blood Alcohol Content
In our state, your blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, may not exceed .08% when operating a motor vehicle. If you were pulled over and had your BAC measured in some way, speak to a Michigan OWI lawyer to find out your legal options. Even though you may feel like there is no hope after getting a BAC reading over the legal limit, remember that the methods of obtaining your BAC are not infallible. Field sobriety tests are an indirect measurement of your inebriation, while
breath and blood tests are a more direct indication.
Breathalyzer machines are subject to failure because of improperly maintained or faulty equipment and user error. Blood tests, while more accurate, can still yield faulty results if they are not administered by a trained professional, if test tubes are not sterile, or if chemicals are not mixed in proper proportion.
Boulahanis & Associates strives to make every client's case personalized, and not just another number. We take the time to investigate all legal defenses and pursue each one aggressively. We make it a point to demystify the law for our clients, answering all questions and making sure they understand every step of their case. If you are a resident of Dearborn or Wayne County and are deep in trouble, we're here to help!
Super Drunk Laws & Elevated BAC
Last year our state added the "Super Drunk" law, which specifies a new category for drunk driving. You now qualify as "super drunk" if your BAC is 0.17% or above. It is especially important that you have a skilled attorney on your side, since the penalties for a super drunk conviction are more serious than a regular DUI. If you are convicted of driving with a BAC of 0.17 or higher, you can receive up to 180 days in jail, a fine between $200 and $700, license suspension for one year, 360 hours of community service, six points on your driving record and a mandatory alcohol treatment program for one year. Speak to our firm immediately if you have been charged with a DUI.
A firm Dearborn & Wayne County residents can trust!
DUI cases can quickly become technical and overwhelming. There are few situations more horrific then being told that you blew a .08 or over and that you are guilty of driving while intoxicated. During this difficult time, Boulahanis & Associates is a firm you can turn to for all of your legal needs.
While this situation is alarming and could jeopardize your future, speaking with our attorneys is not only consoling, it can help you know how to best attack your charges. Speak to our firm immediately if you have been charged with a DUI. We guarantee you won't regret sharing with us all the details of your case! Pick up your phone and give us a call today! Time is not on your side and you
must act quickly to secure the legal representation you need.