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A DUI/OWI/OUIL charge is a serious matter. Whether it’s your first offense or your third offense, you need information and help and you need them fast. Here is your one-stop source for Michigan DUI/OWI/OUIL lawyers and information about Michigan BAC, DUI/OWI/OUIL schools, DUI/OWI/OUIL laws, DUI/OWI/OUIL penalties and fines, DUI/OWI/OUIL charges and the DMV, and what a DUI/OWI/OUIL attorney can do for you.

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Michigan DUI/OWI/OUIL Convictions*:
Michigan OWI: Must be shown that alcohol visibly weakened or reduced ability to drive.
Michigan OUIL: Must be shown that alcohol materially or substantially affected ability to drive.

First Offense:  

Jail:  Up to 93 days in jail.

Fine:  Range from $100 to $1,000.

License Revocation:   Up to 6 months.

Enhanced Penalty:  In 2011, if your BAC is 0.17% or higher then you face up to 180 days in jail; a fine between $200-$700; 360 hours of community service; license suspension for 1 year and mandatory alcohol treatment.


Second Offense: 

Jail:  A minimum of 5 days in jail, up to 1 year.

Fine:  Range from $200 to $2,000.

License Revocation:  A minimum of 1 year.

Ignition Interlock Device (IID):  The court may order that an IID be installed on your vehicle at your expense.


Third Offense:  Classified as a felony offense.

Jail:  Jail sentence range from 1 to 5 years.

Fine:  $200 to $2,000.

License Revocation:  Minimum of 1 year.

Ignition Interlock Device (IID):  The court may order that an IID be installed on your vehicle at your expense.


Michigan BAC Per Se: 0.08%

BAC Zero Tolerance: 0.02%

Commercial Driver BAC While Operating a Commercial Vehicle:  0.04%

Implied Consent Law/Test Refusal Consequences: Yes. Refusal is a civil infraction, and your drivers license will be suspended for 1 year.

* DUI (Driving Under the Influence); OWI (Operating While Impaired); OUIL (Operating Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor)

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