Grand Rapids, MI asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan

Q: Are there different degrees of severity in DUI crimes? If you hit someone with your car, that's a worse offense than

merely being caught driving under the influence, correct?

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Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Southfield, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The short answer is "YES". There are different degrees of severity. Some activity is worse statutorily (by law) and some activity is worse perception-wise, but may be just as damaging. Your activity during the entire event is important, as is the investigation by police. Michigan DUI laws and DUI defense are actually very complex. Many scenarios, many variations come into play. Believe it or not, the jurisdiction where the arrest occurred is almost as important as any other factor in relation to punishment and potential defenses. I urge you to consult an experienced criminal law attorney as soon as possible regarding this issue.

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