If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and it is not your first time, you need aggressive advocacy from a skilled criminal defense attorney. Subsequent DUI convictions can expose you to increased criminal penalties and can even result in having a felony on your record.
A second DUI conviction will result in jail time, and your driver’s license will be suspended for a full year. The only way around these criminal and administrative penalties is to have a strong defense that helps you avoid being convicted in the first place.
The state of Michigan does not offer a clean slate for DUIs; they do not fall off your criminal record after a preordained length of time. Being convicted of a third DUI in your lifetime will result in a felony and as many as five years in prison. This is why it is so crucial to fight every DUI charge. You can never be sure what the future may hold, but taking action to defend yourself can protect you from the consequences of a felony DUI conviction down the road.