Ann Arbor, MI asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan

Q: I got a DUI charge for hitting a fire hydrant after taking cough syrup I didn't realize had codeine in it. I thought DUI

was for drunk drivers. Can I fight this?

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

A: Codeine is a "controlled substance" under Michigan's statute. You need a good lawyer - this is a complex case. I urge you to contact a Michigan lawyer and provide ALL information and details about this incident. If you do not have a prior DUI or related charge, you will likely be able to work out a plea bargain in most jurisdictions in Michigan, and potentially avoid jail time. Can you fight this? Yes, you can fight anything. Will you win? That all depends on the facts, your criminal record, who the judge is and the quality of your representation.

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