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Why Hire A Grand Rapids DUI Lawyer?
You need an experienced DUI attorney who knows the law and has the resources to challenge police procedures and forensic evidence they have against you. The Law Office of Daisy Benavidez has represented DUI clients in Grand Rapids for more than 10 years. We have a solid track record when it comes to reduced sentences, dismissals, and acquittals.
As a DUI attorney I have the knowledge and experience to help you avoid the worst possible consequences of these charges and can help you get your life back on track. Don't let a DUI or OWI charge ruin your life - seek my help today.
Representing Commercial Drivers Charged With A DUI In Michigan
Commercial drivers are subject to a lower bodily alcohol content (BAC) limit in order to be considered legally drunk. In Michigan, this limit is .04 percent compared to .08 percent for other drivers. If a CDL holder refuses to take a breath test, or if they consume alcohol while operating a commercial vehicle or within four hours prior, they could be immediately placed out-of-service for 24 hours.
These harsh penalties highlight how seriously Michigan takes CDL violations, and underscores the importance of complying with all CDL regulations.
DUI and Child Endangerment
Under state Child Protection Laws, any cases involving child neglect are required to be reported to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) by law enforcement officials.
Neglect is defined as any action committed by a parent, guardian, or another adult which harms or threatens to harm the child. Reports of child endangerment associated with OWI charges could impact your rights in child custody proceedings in divorce cases, along with your ability to adopt a child in Michigan.
Challenging traffic stops that led to OWI/DUI arrests may be one way to avoid some of the more serious consequences associated with these types of charges. If you have been accused of driving while under the influence, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights.
Challenging Traffic Stops In Grand Rapids DUI - OWI Arrests
For example, an officer may not have had probable cause to believe that a crime was being committed, or the stop may have been unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.
An experienced DUI/OWI attorney will know how to challenge the stop in court and exclude any evidence that was obtained as a result of the stop. This can be crucial to winning your case.
We've all been there. You're driving along, minding your own business, when you see those bright lights in your rearview mirror. Officer Friendly is pulling you over, but you have no idea why. Is this legal?
As it turns out, there are countless reasons an officer can legally initiate a traffic stop – from a broken taillight to speeding to swerving – but that doesn't mean police have a blank check to initiate stops. Probable cause is an objective (as opposed to subjective) standard, and your DUI/ OWI defense lawyer may consider filing a motion to suppress if evidence of probable cause is weak.
For example, when police receive 911 calls about a suspected drunk driver, your defense lawyer will carefully examine the content of the audio and transcripts because absent the officer's corroboration of those allegations (which can be anonymous), there may well have been a lack of probable cause.
In other words, just because you were pulled over doesn't mean the stop was legal. If you believe your rights were violated during a traffic stop, be sure to contact an experienced DUI/ OWI defense lawyer who can review the facts of your case and determine whether or not grounds exist to challenge the stop.
In Michigan, the consequences of a DUI conviction can be quite serious and life changing. You need an experienced DUI attorney who knows the law and has the resources to challenge police procedures and forensic evidence they have against you.
The Law Office of Daisy Benavidez has represented DUI clients in Grand Rapids for more than 10 years. We have a solid track record when it comes to reduced sentences, dismissals, and acquittals.
Call us now for a free consultation so we can review your case and help you determine your best course of action moving forward.
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