Drunk Driving Second Offense
If you have been charged with a second offense drunk driving charge in Michigan, chances are you are in serious trouble. Because of the probable jail time as well as the resulting license revocation, it is very important that you understand that you have absolutely nothing to lose by going to trial, no matter what the facts of the case are.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A FIRST AND SECOND OFFENSE DRUNK DRIVING
Unlike a 1st offense OWI, a second offense OUIL misdemeanor carries a possible one year sentence. In addition to this, a conviction for impaired driving 2nd offense, or drunk driving 2nd offense automatically revokes your driver license.
Because the chances of making a deal on a second offense dui are small, the reality is that you will have use aggressive litigation tactics, including trial, to give yourself a chance of winning your drunk driving case. There are numerous defenses, including GERD, rising blood alcohol, Datamaster issues, and unreliable blood sampling, which can all be used to vindicate you.
NO DEALS MEANS GO TO TRIAL
Many times, lawyers will advise their clients to plead guilty to a 2nd offense owi without any type of deal which would benefit their client. Whether this is an Oakland, Washtenaw, or Wayne County DUI, chances are, regardless of the facts, if pretrial motions are unsuccessful, trial will be necessary. Drunk driving trials however can be won and we win them more often than not. You have to have a valid defense, coupled with an intricate knowledge of the common issues involved in a dui case.
At Amberg & Amberg, we take drinking and driving cases to trial all of the time. If you need our help, call us or email us today. Our attorneys believe in what they do and they believe in your innocence. We are industry recognized leaders in criminal representation and we fight to win.