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Michigan Drunk Driving Laws

The following provides a partial list of Michigan laws pertaining to alcohol violations. By visiting our Resource page you can utilize a link to the Michigan Legislature that will allow you to read the statute text of the actual offense and review the possible penalties:

  • OWI – Operating While Intoxicated – MCLA 257.625(1)(a) and (b)
  • OUID – Operating Under the Influence of Drugs – MCLA 257.625(1)(a) and (b)
    • First Offense penalties – MCLA 257.625(9)(a)(i)
    • Second Offense OUIL/OUID – MCLA 257.625(9)(b)(i)
    • Third Offense OUIL/OUID (FELONY) – MCLA 257.625(9)(c)(i)
  • UBAC – Unlawful Blood Alcohol Content – MCLA 257.625(1)(a)
  • OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired – MCLA 257.625(11)(a)(iii)
    • OWVI SECOND OFFENSE – MCLA 257.625(11)(b)(i)
    • THIRD OFFENSE – MCLA 257.625(11)(c)(i)
  • OWAD – Operating With Any Drugs – MCLA 257.625(8)
    • SECOND OFFENSE – 257.625(9)(b)(i)
    • THIRD OFFENSE – 257.625(9)(c)(i)
  • ZERO TOLERANCE – applies to minors with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) – 257.625(6)
    • SECOND OFFENSE – 257.625(12)(b)(iii)
  • ZERO TOLERANCE WITH OCCUPANT UNDER 16 – 257.625(7)(b)
  • OWI WITH PASSENGER UNDER 16 – 257.625(7)
    • SECOND OFFENSE – 257.625(7)(a)(ii)
  • COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE OWI – 257.625m
    • SECOND OFFENSE – 257.625m(4)
    • THIRD OFFENSE – 257.625m(5)
  • OWI CAUSING DEATH – 257.625(4)
  • OWI CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY INJURY -257.625(5)

Please contact the DUI lawyers at the office of Paul J. Tafelski if you have been arrested for an alcohol-related offense. Regardless of whether you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor, you need a legal professional who is experienced with regulations, evidence and sentencing. We will fight for your rights together. A qualified lawyer has the knowledge, resources and experience to effectively preserve evidence, prepare your case and ensure that your rights are protected. If you have been accused of any criminal offense, do not hesitate to contact our drunk driving attorneys by calling or contact our drunk driving attorneys online. Do not jeopardize your future; these are serious charges with serious penalties if convicted.

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