There are strict penalties for a First Offense DUI conviction. If you are arrested for a First Offense DUI in Michigan, here are some of the penalties you are facing upon conviction.
- Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) $100 to $500 fine:
- Up to 360 hours of community service.
- Up to 93 days in jail.
- Possible vehicle immobilization.
- Driver license suspension for 30 days, followed by restrictions for 150 days.
- Six points added to driver record.
- Possible ignition interlock.
- $1,000 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years for OWI.
- $500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years for OWPD.
Not only is an arrest for a First Offense DUI embarrassing, it can cost your job, thousands of dollars in legal fees leaving you and even fear about what is what your future holds.
Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case and your previous record, a drunk driving conviction can result in jail time, significant fines and costs, community service, work crew, loss of your driving privileges and probation.
I am amazed at how many times I see people think they can handle a first offense dui offense by themselves. This is a grave mistake. Always have a lawyer by your side when you are facing a dui charge.