While the public in Canton, Michigan uses the term DUI to refer to drunk driving cases, these cases are officially known as OWIs or Operating While Intoxicated in the courts. In this article, we will refer to OWIs by their common term DUI.

What Can I Expect to Happen with a Canton DUI Charge?

Every town in Michigan runs a little differently due to history and local character, not just in terms of the courts but the local system of government including the mayor, the city council, the police department, the district attorney's office, and numerous other city employees. Knowing something about a town's history and founding can help provide some insight.

One of the most interesting facts about the founding of Canton Township in 1834 was the name itself. Like Nankin and Peking, Canton was named after a city in China. Back then, many were fascinated with China. Also, the Federal Government ruled that a township couldn't be named after an existing town with the same name. These days, only Canton has retained its original Chinese name.

Many of the original settlers had travelled from New England and brought with them their educational values. Nine schools were established in the early days to be within easy walking distance of the pupils' homes. The teaching profession was temporary for a set number of weeks, and so the area's teachers would often board with residents until the teaching term completed and the kids could go help on the farm.

Agriculture has always figured prominently in the city's history. From 1925 until 1970, it was known as the Sweet Corn Capitol because several local farms provided the crop the area's grocery stores. And because of its central location, many dairy farms produced milk for the region.

Crime overall is low by Michigan standards, but Canton's 98,659 citizens still earns its fair share of DUI cases in Wayne County. If you were stopped and charged with your first offense, second or third offense for drunk driving, act immediately by contacting our firm. Boulahanis & Associates is committed to answering your questions about DUI, Drunk Driving, and Driver's License Restoration law issues in Michigan. We offer a Free Initial Consultation, and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience.

Arrested & Charged with DUI in Canton, Michigan

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Canton, the state prosecution will do her utmost to obtain a conviction, which can severely impact your career prospects, your driving privileges, your personal finances, and perhaps most importantly -- your freedom. The stigma of a DUI conviction can also have lasting consequences for your personal and professional life, such as insurance hikes, employment obstacles, permit revocation and travel limitations. Mr. Boulahanis, however, will be happy to investigate your case to determine the best legal defense and outcome.

A ticket or summons charging you with DUI (OWI) will be heard in at the 35th District Court, 660 Plymouth Road, Plymouth, MI 48170. The ultimate location may depend on the charges, but it's best to consult with your attorney about the actual location and whether you need to appear and at what time. The telephone number for the court is (855) 506-4600. The defense of DUI offenses is much more complex than a routine traffic violation and the law can be extremely unforgiving. A knowledgeable, seasoned attorney, intimately familiar with the Michigan Vehicle Code is clearly the most effective way to protect yourself in this arena.

DUI Attorneys in Canton, Michigan

Canton DUI Attorney Gregory J. Boulahanis

Although you may feel overwhelmed by the situation you are in, Boulahanis and Associates can help you achieve a favorable result. We have the experience and specialized training that is specifically designed to allow you to succeed in defending your Canton DUI charges. Mr. Boulahanis holds several certifications in crucial areas, like Standard Field Sobriety Testing and the Alcotest, and he has more than 30 years of experience in DUI and criminal defense. Our firm even owns an Alcotest machine to help prepare for the defense of our clients. We review the circumstances of your case from all angles, examining every facet to identify any problems or weaknesses in the state's case. Our attorneys have dedicated many years to perfecting their skills in defending against Michigan DUI charges.

The filing of a DUI charge is merely the start of litigation but does not mean that you are guilty of violating MCL 257.625. If you move forward with us, Mr. Boulahanis will launch an aggressive challenge on your behalf and achieve the best possible outcome, which may mean a complete dismissal. If you would like to learn more about how to win your Canton DUI case, call Greg Boulahanis at (313) 282-7007 for a free consultation.

From your initial consultation to the conclusion of your case, the way your DUI lawyer handles your legal situation can have a lifelong impact. Boulahanis & Associates is committed to answering your questions about DUI, Drunk Driving, and Driver's License Restoration law issues in Michigan. We offer a Free Initial Consultation, and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.