Kalamazoo DUI Defense Attorney
Arrested for Drunk Driving? Get Quality Representation as Soon as Possible
Many people with a driving under the influence (DUI) offense, whether for alcohol, marijuana, or drug use, have never had prior contact with the law. This lack of familiarity with the criminal justice system can leave people unsettled and unsure about what they need to do for their case. Our reputable drunk driving attorneys can provide you with the necessary guidance to assist you in the process and the defense you need to prevail in your DUI case.
Drugged Driving – Impaired Driving
Drivers with any amount of a Schedule 1 controlled substance and/or cocaine are subject to the same fines and penalties as drunk drivers, even if they show no signs of impairment. The only exception applies to a person driving with marijuana in his or her system. Under the law, an officer must show they are impaired due to that marijuana.
Drunk Driving (DUI/OWI)
It is a crime for a driver to have a bodily alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater if over age 21 or .02 or greater if under 21. In addition, Michigan has a high-BAC law with enhanced penalties for anyone caught driving with a BAC of .17 or higher. However, drivers can be arrested at any BAC level if they exhibit signs of impairment while operating a motor vehicle.
Can You Afford A DUI Offense Conviction?
Having a DUI conviction has several negative consequences. It is essential that you work with specialized DUI attorneys who understand the urgency of your situation and the necessary steps to help you secure a resolution, allowing you to move on with your life.
In addition, our attorneys for DUI offenses are skilled with assisting people in preserving their commercial driver’s license privileges (CDLs) and defending against potential consequences to their immigration status.
Have You Been Charged in a Fatal DUI Case?
If you are facing charges of vehicular homicide for a fatality that occurred while driving under the influence of marijuana, drugs, or alcohol, you need to secure the strongest available defense. People who are accused of a DUI causing death or serious injury often face the stiffest penalties. This is especially the case for those with a record of previous drunk driving charges, but it may also apply to first-time offenders. Our dedicated and skilled drunk driving attorneys in Kalamazoo are knowledgeable about DUI laws and can guide you through the intricate steps of your case.
A Reputation for Delivering a Skilled DUI Defense of Our Clients
At Levine & Levine, our firm has been providing our clients with the highly-skilled criminal defense they need when they are forced to defend against drunk driving offenses and charges related to driving under the influence of marijuana or illegal substances. Our criminal defense attorneys specializing in trying DUI offenses, Randall Levine, Anastase Markou, and Sarissa Montague, all have extensive records of successfully defending their clients against the most challenging DUI charges. Our firm is AV Preeminent* rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating.
Individually, our attorneys’ efforts have been recognized in numerous ways, including:
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
- Best Lawyers in America
- Super Lawyers
- Defense Against DUI/OWI Offenses in Southwest Michigan
- Leading Lawyers
* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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We Make the Law Work for You
We use our immense knowledge of the law to strategically examine your case and determine the best path forward.
Over a Century of Combined Experience
There is no substitute for experience and the attorneys at Levine & Levine have over 115 years of legal experience.
Respected Throughout the Legal Community
Our attorneys are highly regarded for their legal expertise by the judges and prosecutors throughout Southwest Michigan.