Michigan DUI Classification
Michigan has a number of laws prohibiting intoxicated driving. The two main categories are operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OWI) and operating while visibly impaired (OWVI) by drugs or alcohol.
An OWI (DUI) in the state of Michigan is classified as:
The judge will determine the jail time and fines for an intoxicated driving offense within the statutory limitations. These limitations depend on the circumstances of the offense and the number of prior convictions within the last seven years.
MICHIGAN STATE IID LAWS
OWI Suspension — The driver is permitted to obtain a restricted license after 30 days. A restricted license limits when and where the person can drive and requires the use of an ignition interlock device (IID). The 30-day waiting period (also called a “hard suspension”) is increased to 45 days if the driver had a .17% BAC or greater or 90 days if there was a passenger under 16 years old.
OWVI Suspension — A first-offense OWVI conviction will result in a 90-day suspension. However, because a restricted license is immediately available, an OWVI conviction does not have to result in the complete loss of driving privileges. This suspension increases to 180 days if the OWVI involved a controlled substance.
Reinstating a Suspended Driver’s License may require:
|1.||Completing an Application for Driver's License Reinstatement|
|2.||Payment of a $125 application fee for Standard driver’s license|
|1.||Re-applying for your driver's license 1 year after your revocation period|
|2.||Re-applying for your driver's license 5 years after any subsequent revocation within 7 years of your first violation|
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