A Bold, Knowledgeable Attorney To Tackle Your DUI Case
If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the consequences can create significant long-term challenges. Attorney Anne E. Lewis will fight to defend your rights and ensure your life can get back on track after a DUI charge. She is highly experienced in defending clients in Michigan’s courts, and she knows the state’s DUI laws extensively. The courts often default to harsh punishments for DUI defendants, and without proper legal representation, those repercussions may leave little room for compromise. Anne E. Lewis will aggressively advocate on your behalf, making sure that you have the tools to build a favorable case with her knowledgeable counsel.
A DUI Can Affect All Areas Of Your Life
Many people worry that a DUI charge is the end of the road. When consequences like losing your driving privileges, jail sentencing and fines begin to add up, you might find yourself set back financially and logistically because of your mistake. Even your relationships and reputation can suffer, which can have a deep impact on your quality of life.
Know The Consequences In Your State
When building your case, it’s important to know what your state’s DUI laws look like. In Michigan, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08%. However, if an officer observes that you were driving while visibly impaired, regardless of your BAC, you can be forced to take a field sobriety test, which state law requires that you submit to. If you are charged, you’ll likely experience criminal and administrative penalties, which include:
- Fines and jail time that depend on your BAC level, whether it was your first offense, whether you were observed driving recklessly and your willingness to submit to a field sobriety test
- Driver’s license suspension for up to a year
- Restriction penalties on your driver’s license
- A mandatory alcohol treatment program and/or community service
- Installation of an ignition interlock device after a license suspension
- Potential felony charges if you’ve injured or killed someone while driving impaired
Although these penalties can add up quickly depending on circumstances, an attorney can help you negotiate a sentencing that gets you back on the road more quickly and minimizes disruption to your professional, personal and financial life.
A Strong Attorney Is Your Best Defense
Don’t take for granted how much of an impact a strong attorney can have on your case. Someone who knows how the law books work in your state and who will fearlessly advocate for you is your best bet for getting your life back in order after a DUI. Anne E. Lewis will gladly step up and defend you.