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Michigan Misdemeanor DUI Lawyer Paul J. Tafelski Explains Drunk Driving and DUI Offenses in Michigan

Michigan misdemeanor DUI lawyer Paul J. Tafelski released a new article ( explaining the difference between drunk driving and DUI offenses in the state. The lawyer mentions that most DUIs are charged as misdemeanors. While they may seem less severe than felonies, misdemeanors should still be taken seriously. A misdemeanor conviction can result in increased penalties for subsequent offenses.

“Even in situations where you may feel your case is hopeless, it is important to go to court with a strategy to minimize your damage. Often, defendants charged with a first offense OWI simply talk to a friend who has been through the process and assumes they know what they are talking about. The problem with that approach is every Judge has a unique power and unique philosophies about drunk driving cases,” says the Michigan misdemeanor DUI lawyer.

Michigan misdemeanor DUI lawyer

The lawyer adds that drunk driving is also called operating while intoxicated or driving while intoxicated. DUI charges are brought when a driver operates a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, liquor, drugs, or a combination of these things. It may be possible to avoid jail time if it is the first offense or misdemeanor DUI.

Attorney Paul J. Tafelski adds that for a misdemeanor, a person may be sentenced to a maximum of one year in jail, and for a second offense, a maximum of seven years. Both these jail times will be in the county jail. The limit for drunk driving in Michigan is 0.08, however, depending on other factors, a person may still be convicted even if their blood alcohol content is lesser than 0.08.

In the article, the lawyer explains that physiological factors play a big part in how alcohol affects a person’s body. The amount of alcohol-eliminating chemicals varies from one person to another. Women have more body fat than men so alcohol stays in their bloodstream for a longer period.

Attorney Tafelski adds, “A male driver’s average rate of elimination is 0.015 an hour and 0.018 for a woman driver. People believe that women will eliminate faster, which is why they get drunk quicker. However, the main reason for women getting drunk quicker is that they have more fat. The alcohol is able to move more easily because it is concentrated in the same areas as the water.”

Lastly, attorney Paul Tafelski emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing charges of misdemeanor DUI. Having an experienced attorney may be able to help the defendant understand their rights and protect their freedom.

About Michigan Defense Law

Michigan Defense Law is a firm that takes the presumption of innocence very seriously. Every client deserves competent legal representation. No matter if someone is facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, the lawyers at Michigan Defense Law will work hard to vigorously defend the client and achieve the best outcome for them. Call Michigan Defense Law today at (248) 451 2200 to schedule a consultation.

Paul J Tafelski, Michigan Defense Law | Criminal Attorney and DUI Lawyer

2525 S Telegraph Rd suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, United States

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2525 S Telegraph Rd suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, United States

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