844-HAD-A-DUI

 

Have you been arrested for a first time drunk driving?  Are you experiencing anxiety and not sure who to turn to for help?


Call 844-HAD-A-DUI today!


Bernard Ball & Associates offers Substance abuse counseling and evaluations for Michigan residents who have had a DUI and need help getting their drivers licenses reinstated.

 

In Michigan it is a crime for a driver to have a bodily alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater. In addition, Michigan has a high-BAC law with enhanced penalties for anyone caught driving with a BAC of .17 or higher. However, drivers can be arrested at any BAC level if they exhibit signs of impairment while operating a motor vehicle.


The Michigan State Police website lists the following costs and consequences of a drunk driving conviction:


If BAC is below .17 and this is a first offense:


Up to $500 fine
Up to 93 days in jail
Up to 360 hours of community service
Up to 180 days license suspension
6 points on a driver's license

 

If BAC is .17 or higher and this is a first offense:


Up to $700 fine
Up to 180 days in jail
Up to 360 hours of community service
Up to one year license suspension
6 points on a driver's license
Mandatory completion of an alcohol treatment program


Ignition interlock use and compliance after 45 days license suspension is required to receive a restricted driver's license. Convicted drunk drivers have limited driving privileges, are prohibited from operating a vehicle without an approved and properly installed ignition interlock device, and are responsible for all installation and upkeep costs for the device.


Anyone who refuses a breath test the first time is given an automatic one-year driver's license suspension. For a second refusal within seven years, the suspension is two years.

 

Convicted drunk drivers are subject to a $1,000 penalty for two consecutive years under the Driver Responsibility Act, for a total of $2,000 in additional costs.

 

Safer Alternatives

 

Tens of thousands of people are arrested annually in Michigan for alcohol-related driving offenses. To avoid a drunk driving arrest and the costs associated with such an arrest:

 

Designate a sober driver before drinking alcohol


Call a friend, cab, ride service, walk, or take the bus


Stay overnight

Bernard Ball & Associates
12200 East 13 Mile Rd,
Suite 150
Warren, Michigan 48093

 

313-570-0974
FAX: 586-362-8803

 

Advanced Counseling Services:

 

Taylor Office
20500 Eureka Road - Suite 200
Taylor, Michigan 48180


(586) 350-2561 Direct Line
(586) 777-0823 FAX

 

St. Clair Shores Office
24715 Little Mack - Suite 200
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080


(586) 350-2561 Direct Line
(586) 777-0823 FAX

 

 

 

 

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