Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal in the state of Michigan. A blood alcohol content of over 0.08% on a breath test will result in DUI charges for anyone over the age of 21. If you are under the legal drinking age, you are not allowed to have any alcohol in your system while driving. If you have been accused of driving under the influence, or have just failed a breathalyzer test in Michigan, contact a DUI attorney right now.
Breath tests for drunk driving cases are not always accurate, and the experienced attorneys at Grabel & Associates know how to challenge the results of a breathalyzer test. Work with Michigan DUI defense attorneys and have your rights and freedom protected throughout every stage of your case. Our criminal defense lawyers have experience fighting DUI, OWI, OUIL, and all other drunk driving charges, and will utilize dynamic legal strategies to obtain an impressive case result.
Blood alcohol content can be tested via blood, urine, or a breath test. If you are stopped for suspected drunk driving, a police officer may take a roadside breath test in order to establish cause for arresting you. Police must have probable reason to believe you are driving under the influence in order to take you in for a more accurate test. The results of a roadside test are very inaccurate and usually inadmissible in court, unless used along with a later test to show that blood alcohol content was indeed above the legal limit while still operating a vehicle and not just after.
A secondary test will be administered at a Michigan police station or jail after you have been arrested. This test is more reliable and accurate, though mistakes can still be made. Breathalyzer tests must be properly administered and machines must be correctly maintained and calibrated or results could be inadmissible. Work with a lawyer to expose the flaws in your breath test results and fight against wrongful conviction. If you have failed a breathalyzer test and are facing drunk driving charges, contact a lawyer right now.
If you refuse to take a breath test, the state’s case against you could be weakened, but your license could also be suspended for up to two years. It is crucially important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible if you have refused to take a breath test or have failed a breathalyzer test in Michigan. Drunk driving charges are serious, and implied consent to submit to testing of your blood alcohol content means that you can be penalized just for refusing to take a test after being stopped for drunk driving. If the officer did not have probable cause to stop you, or if you were not made aware of possible license suspension for refusing the test, you may be able to challenge any penalties for refusing.
At Grabel & Associates, we know that breath tests for drunk driving cases are notoriously unreliable. We work to aggressively challenge evidence that could result in jail time, fines, and license suspension. If you need a lawyer to challenge breathalyzer test evidence or help you get your Michigan driver’s license back after refusing to take a breath test, our knowledgeable team will objectively defend you using the most advanced legal tactics.
We are committed to practicing only criminal defense, keeping up with the changing laws and regulations that surround drunk driving cases. We know the tactics that work in Michigan courts and have proven our skill in thousands of past cases. You need a lawyer who will rigorously investigate the details of your specific case and build a defense around your individual legal needs. Although DUI lawyers who believe that one approach works for every case can sometimes produce favorable outcomes, consistently impressive DUI case results are only possible through aggressive, individualized criminal defense strategies. We continuously consult with our clients to ensure our tactics line up with their legal needs and are dedicated to always being available when clients have questions or concerns about the criminal process in Michigan.
Breath tests are often improperly calibrated or incorrectly administered by officers, and we will effectively challenge an improperly obtained breath or blood test result in order to clear you of criminal charges or reduce your punishment. Although more accurate, secondary breath tests administered at a jail or police station are still subject to problems due to pre-arrest alcohol absorption and other factors that can distort results. Work with a Michigan attorney who understands the problems associated with blood alcohol content (BAC) tests who can guide you to the outcome that works best for you.
Grabel & Associates is a premier law firm that has protected the rights of Michigan’s accused for over a decade. Our criminal defense team combines for over 100 years of hands-on experience and valuable knowledge of the court systems in counties statewide. Under the leadership of trial attorney Scott Grabel, we have successfully defended clients in the most difficult Michigan DUI cases.
Call 1-800-342-7896 for a free initial phone consultation with an experienced case analyst to find out more about our drunk driving defense. You can even set up a free consultation with acclaimed Michigan lawyer Scott Grabel by contacting us. Our talented team is available to start defending your freedom as soon as you contact us; don’t hesitate, gain an edge with the DUI defense team at Grabel & Associates.