Asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan

Q: I have a dui charge in Michigan the prosecuting lawyer is dropping it down to operating while visually impaired.

I’m Canadian I need the charge dropped further so I don’t loose my licence in Canada can you help please. - Is there case law I can present to allow that to happen?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: DUIs are tough to beat at trial, and with considerable public pressure on prosecutors to be tough on drunk drivers, it's unlikely the prosecutor will offer anything different. You should have a local lawyer thoroughly analysis the evidence to see if any errors were committed along the way. If none, it comes down to whether your BAC was over a 0.08 or not. And if the prosecutor can establish that it was, there is little incentive to negotiate.

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