What are the possibilities for sentencing during a DUI case for someone that has a perfect driving record and no prior criminal charges?

He was camping and had a few drinks and went to the store to get a cake for his son’s birthday. He has a perfect driving record and no prior criminal charges. However, his son was in the car with him. What are his possibilities for sentencing and does he have a chance at getting away without jail time?

Asked on August 13, 2012 under Criminal Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Depending upon the blood alcohol level of the person that you are writing about, he may not receive jail time if convicted of the alcohol related charge against him. However, if convicted, he will be fined, have to attend alcohol related classess about the dangers of drinking and driving and will have to do community service work. I suggest the person you are writing about consult with a criminal defense attorney about the situation he is in to assist in trying to resolve it.

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