Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Calculator

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Calculator2017-08-30T15:43:20+00:00

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Drunk driving is a serious offense, and it has become more serious with recent changes in Michigan law.A person under 21 with a BAC of .02 or greater violates Michigan law.[calc id=2206]

A first‑time offender convicted of drunk driving could receive:

  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • Up to two years probation
  • $100 – $500 fine plus court costs
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $2,000
  • 6 month license suspension
  • Vehicle immobilization

A first offender with a BAC of .17 or more could receive:

  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • Up to two years probation
  • $200 ‑ $700 fine plus court costs
  • Driver’s Responsibility Fee of $2,000
  • Vehicle immobilization

A second offender (within 7 years) could receive:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to two years probation
  • $200 B $1,000 fine plus court costs
  • Driver’s Responsibility Fee of $2,000
  • 1 year license revocation
  • Vehicle immobilization or forfeiture

A third offender (within lifetime) could receive:

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Up to 5 years probation,$500 B $5,000 fine plus court costs
  • Driver’s Responsibility Fee of $2,000
  • 5 year license revocation
  • Vehicle immobilization or forfeiture

In addition to these penalties, all convicted offenders face mandatory alcohol screening and possible community service.

If you are involved in an accident, the penalties are even more severe.

The police, prosecutor, and court treat drunk drivers very seriously, but you may have a defense that could result in a dismissal or a plea bargain to a less serious offense.

There are actions you can take that could result in a more lenient sentence.

In the event that you are arrested, it is essential that you retain a competent and experienced attorney to be sure that your rights are protected.

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