Driving under the Influence
“Driving under the influence” is often referred to as (DUI) and “driving while intoxicated” (DWI). It is also not uncommon to have a police officer or a prosecutor write a ticket for “operating under the influence” (OUI) or “operating while intoxicated” (OWI). These are just but four names for what is essentially the same crime: drunk driving.
Michigan law has lowered the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit from .10 to .08 percent for adults. Additionally, for those drivers under the age of 21, Michigan has enacted a Zero Tolerance law that prohibits under age drivers from having any measurable amount of alcohol in their blood system. It is not hard to understand that as the laws become tougher and tougher the possibility of being charged with drunk driving has greatly increased. Conduct which was at one time “legal” is now considered to be drunk driving. After an arrest for drunk driving a defendant will have to appear in a Michigan court a multitude of times. It is imperative that you have the highest quality representation at your side each and every time you appear before a judge. At the Law Office of Anthony Della Pelle we possess the knowledge and skill that is required to respond to the many different turns that a drunk driving case may take.