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Q: Can i fight and win my case?

i was stopped because my headlights were off and i was asked to take a sobriety test and breathalyzer. I was then arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for owi. would i be able to fight this?

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

A: Assuming your headlights were off during the dusk-to-dawn period, it sounds like the stop was valid. Of course, a lawyer may want to know exactly where the police officer was to have observed your headlights. If the stop is valid, and your BAC was over 0.08, you need to start thinking mitigation instead of acquittal.

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