Ann Arbor Lawyer To Protect Against Underage DUIs

If you have been charged with an underage DUI, it is critical to retain an experienced DUI defense attorney who will protect your rights and seek the best possible result in your case. As a former prosecutor, I have extensive experience in all drunk driving (DUI/DWI/OWI) charges.

Speak with an experienced attorney about a drunk driving arrest. Contact me, attorney Stacey M. Washington, via email or by telephone at 734-274-6567. I will help you every step of the way, informing you of your rights, the legal process, and your options for defense while exhausting every effort to defend you.

Zero Tolerance: Underage Drinking And Driving In Michigan

The state of Michigan takes drinking and driving very seriously. The state legislature has enacted tough drunk driving charges, and law enforcement personnel are actively on the lookout for anyone who is driving under the influence of alcohol.

People under the age of 21 are particularly at risk of an underage DUI arrest for two reasons:

  • College students in their freshman and sophomore years frequently attend parties where alcohol is present.
  • The Michigan Criminal Code makes it a crime under its "Zero Tolerance" law for a person under the age of 21 to drive with any amount of alcohol in his or her system.

You do not have to be over the .08% legal limit to be convicted of Underage DUI. You only need to have a blood alcohol content between .02 % and .08%.

Assertive Defense And Personal Service

The most frightening aspect of an arrest is the uncertainty involved. As scary as it can be, keep in mind there are ways to overcome these challenges.

As a DUI defense attorney who has handled a significant number of DUI/DWI/OWI cases, I have comprehensive knowledge of the process, potential penalties and challenges that may be headed your way.

I take time to educate my clients about the law, answer their questions and do my best to give them a sense of calm and relief. I care about my clients and work diligently to provide the type of quality legal representation they need.

Contact Ann Arbor DUI Defense Lawyer Stacey M. Washington | 734-274-6567