Leelanau Drunk Driving Lawyers.
Representing Suttons Bay, Northport, Glen Arbor and all of Leelanau County
A drunk driving offense in Leelanau County can have serious consequences. Prosecuted under the laws of the State of Michigan, a drunk driving offense can cost you your freedom. In Leelanau, it’s hard to get to work without a driver’s license. You may have trouble providing care for loved ones that depend on you.
If you’re facing an Operating While Intoxicated charge in Leelanau County, we invite you to contact our team of Leelanau defense attorneys to talk your case. We’re represented hundreds of clients in the 86th District Court. We can evaluate your case. We can let you know what viable defenses might be available to you. We’d like to get to know you and your goals and make a plan together for your success.
A first drunk driving charge in Suttons Bay and anywhere in Leelanau is punishable by up to 93 days in jail. That means, if the judge sees fit to give you the max, you can serve up to 93 days in jail. In most cases, the just won’t sentence you to the max for a first offense. However, if there’s an accident in your case, if you resisted officers or if you fail probation, the maximum is a real possibility. You can work with our Suttons Bay criminal defense lawyers in order to evaluate your options and determine how to mitigate the damages.
In addition to jail time, you’ll likely have to pay steep fines and costs. Typically, with costs combined, you have to pay between $800 and $1500 for a first offense. On top of this, you’ll owe probation supervisions costs and fees for rehabilitative services such as counseling and alcohol testing.
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But we may be able to help. You may have defenses that can work in your favor that you hadn’t considered. If law enforcement doesn’t gather evidence in the proper way, the court might throw out the evidence against you. There may be credibility issues with people who witnessed you and your driving. There may be plea offers on the table if you’re interested in avoiding a trial in exchange for a reduction of the charges against you.
If you’re facing an Operating While Intoxicated charge in Suttons Bay, our Leelanau County drunk driving lawyers can help. When we represent a client, we go with you to each court appearance. We prepare you ahead of time so that you know what to expect and what the judge might ask. At every stage, we want you to feel empowered and ready for the task ahead.