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Southfield DUI Defense Attorney

Protecting Your Rights & Driving Privileges

A DUI conviction has severe penalties, including steep fines, jail time, and the loss of your driving privileges. With so much at stake, if you have been charged with a DUI in the Detroit Metro Area, it’s a good idea to secure legal representation as soon as possible.

At The Law Office of Jeff Perlman, we know how stressful DUI cases can be, and we are committed to providing our clients with aggressive legal representation that puts their best interests first. When you need a lawyer who will make you a priority, choose Attorney Jeff Perlman.

To schedule a free case consultation, call our DUI lawyer in Southfield at (248) 290-8099.

DUI vs. OWI: What’s the Difference?

In Michigan, OWI – “operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol” – is the technical name of the crime that we generally refer to as DUI, or “driving under the influence.” Michigan also has a crime called OWVI – “operating while visibly impaired by alcohol or controlled substances” – which is more serious than an OWI.

You could be facing heightened charges if:

  • This was your second or third offense
  • You have previous convictions or offenses on your record
  • There were minors present in the car
  • You were a minor at the time of the incident
  • Anyone sustained injuries as a result of your DUI
  • Anyone was killed as a result of your DUI

Regardless of the exact crime with which you are charged, you are likely facing severe, life-changing penalties if convicted. The circumstances of the alleged incident will impact the potential penalties.

Penalties can include:

  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • License suspension or permanent revocation
  • Mandatory drug or alcohol counseling
  • Community service
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device in your car

Oakland County DUI Resources

In Southfield, MI, there are various local entities that can help the recovery of DUI offenders. Here are some examples:

  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: This department provides information on alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs available in the state of Michigan. They can also provide referrals to treatment centers in Southfield.
  • Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority: This organization offers substance abuse and mental health services to individuals in Oakland County, including Southfield. They provide a range of services such as counseling, outpatient treatment, and support groups.
  • Southfield Police Department: The police department can provide information on local DUI education programs and may also offer support and guidance for individuals seeking help with their recovery.
  • District Court Probation Services: DUI offenders who are placed on probation may receive additional support and guidance from probation officers to help them comply with their sentence requirements and avoid future legal issues.
  • MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving): MADD has a local chapter in Southfield, which offers support to victims of drunk driving and raises awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence. They can also provide information and support for DUI offenders who are seeking help with their recovery.

These are just a few examples of local entities that can help the recovery of DUI offenders in Southfield, MI. It's always a good idea to reach out to local resources and organizations for more information and support.

Don’t Leave It to Chance – Secure Legal Representation Now

It’s important to take a DUI charge seriously, even if it is your first offense. In addition to helping you understand the charges brought against you, our knowledgeable lawyer will also be able to investigate your case and determine if there are grounds to have the charges dropped or the case dismissed.

At The Law Office of Jeff Perlman, our Southfield DUI lawyer has years of experience defending DUI cases in Michigan and is ready to work tirelessly on your behalf. We know how much a conviction can impact your life, and we believe everyone deserves competent, compassionate legal representation.

Discuss your case with us today. Contact our DUI defense attorney serving the Detroit Metro Area at (248) 290-8099.

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