OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS (OUID)
Under Michigan law, you face some tough penalties if you are convicted of drugged driving. You are facing a jail or prison time, high fines and your driving privileges will be suspended. Under Michigan’s tough drugged driving laws, a police officer is allowed to obtain a search warrant for a drawing of the accused blood if you are suspected of operating under the influence of drugs (OUID) if you refuse to submit to a test on the roadside right away.
MICHIGAN LAWS REGARDING DRUGGED DRIVING
In Michigan law, drugged driving means that even if a person has trace elements of a schedule I drug or trace elements of cocaine in their system, while driving a vehicle can face arrest for OUID. Michigan’s statutes are zero tolerance and can hammer a person with stiff penalties for a first-time conviction:
- Driver’s license suspension for 30 days and a restricted license for 150 days.
- A fine of at least $100 and up to $500.
- Driver responsibility fees of up to $1000
- Up to 93 days in jail
- Up to 360 hours of community service
- Vehicle immobilization
- Installation of ignition interlock device
OWID ACCIDENTS CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY
OWID accidents causing serious injuries to a victim are usually prosecuted by the state as felonies. If you injure another person because you are driving under the influence of drugs, you are facing up to five years in prison! If you cause an accident that results in a fatality, you can face up to 15 years in prison for an OWID. If a person killed is a first responder, the maximum sentence a person can face is up to twenty years in prison. Attorney Shawn Haff will examine the evidence for you; accident report, field sobriety tests, blood, drug analysis and videotapes to provide you with the best defense possible.
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