Detroit DUI Attorney Kevin Bessant
Detroit DUI Lawyer Kevin Bessant understands the anxiety and stress that comes along with the legal woes of being arrested or charged with a DUI in Michigan. Individuals who drink and drive are subject to strict laws and the penalties can be very harsh, including time in jail or prison, expensive fines, driver license sanctions, driver responsibility costs, higher insurance rates, very expensive court costs, and extensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment.
If you have been charged with a Misdemeanor or Felony DUI or alcohol related charge in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Livingston County, or Washtenaw County, please call our office immediately at 313-658-8159 or you can choose a free online consultation. Do not handle your DUI or alcohol related offense alone or with an inexperienced attorney without first speaking with us first.
Detroit DUI Lawyer Kevin Bessant Will Challenge Your Case In Court!!!
Lawyer Kevin Bessant takes each drunk driving case seriously to ensure that you are given a fair shake with the law in your defense. As a highly successful lawyer, he refuses to simply “plead you out” and assume that you were automatically intoxicated just because the police and test results allege you were.
Did you know that there are several defenses to a DUI arrest to aide in your case?
Did you know that police officer’s tend to make several errors during a traffic stop, and often fail to administer your breathalyzer rights and chemical tests properly?
Did you know that these errors and improper procedures are important aspects of your defense? Even if the evidence against you is strong, the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates will evaluate every aspect of your case to help you reach the best possible outcome in court. If you have been arrested for DUI, OWI, OWVI or Drunk Driving, learn more about your rights during a DUI arrest and contact our office immediately so we can begin working on your behalf.
A DUI charge deserves to be challenged and contested in court. If you have been arrested or charged with drunk driving in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, or Monroe County, contact Kevin Bessant immediately for a free case evaluation.
In Michigan, if a driver has a blood alcohol content level measuring .08% or higher then officers can make an arrest and charge the driver with an “OWI” (Operating While Intoxicated). The following are typical drunk driving charges a driver can face in Michigan:
- OWI Causing Death
- OWI Causing Serious Personal Injury
- OWI with Occupant Under Age 16 (Child Endangerment)
- OWI with High Blood Alcohol Content (Super Drunk with BAC .17 or greater)
- OWPD (Operate With Presence of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance or Cocaine)
- OWI (Operating While Intoxicated with BAC .08% or greater)
- OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired)
- Zero Tolerance, Under Age 21 with BAC .02% – .07%
If you have been charged with any of the above offenses, contact the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates to discuss your case! Do not face the treacherous road of a DUI charge alone or with inexperienced counsel.
Charged Under Michigan’s Super Drunk Driving Law?
Charged with Super Drunk Driving? Allow Kevin Bessant help you avoid jail and aggressively defend your DUI Charges!
Under Michigan’s new Super Drunk Driving or “High BAC” law, a person who has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .17% or higher may be charged with a Super Drunk offense. Unlike a standard OWI, a person charged with Super Drunk Driving may face up to 180 days (6 Months) of jail, increased fines and costs, and a mandatory lengthy suspension of driver’s license. Detroit DUI Attorney Kevin Bessant will challenge the police findings and chemical tests of your High BAC offense to seek dismissal of your charges or win your case at trial.
While the best defense against a drunk driving charge is to avoid driving after a period of drinking, we understand that bad things will sometimes happen to good people. In the case of drunk driving defense, avoiding the penalties associated with a Super Drunk Driving conviction is of the utmost importance.
Penalties for Drunk Driving Convictions
The penalties issued by the courts and the State of Michigan for a Detroit DUI Drunk Driving offense can depend on several factors such as whether a person has any prior DUI offenses; whether the drunk driving caused an accident, serious injuries, or death; and even the Judge or jurisdiction in which the DUI occurred.
A DUI can become a felony if you are charged with your third offense or if a death is involved as a result of the drunk driving. Allow the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates to help you avoid and minimize the penalties and risks associated with a DUI conviction by aggressively fighting your charge.
Most arrests for a DUI, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is an automatic license restriction or suspension for a specified amount of time. The most common penalties can include:
- Jail or prison
- Probation and large fines
- Court ordered alcohol programs and drug testing
- Suspension or revocation of a drivers license
- Vehicle ignition locking device
- Vehicle impoundment
- State of Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees
- Increased Court Costs
- Increased Insurance Rates
- Community Service
- Mandatory drug and alcohol counseling
Do not risk your reputation or criminal record. We have successfully defended against several DUI charges and has represented persons from all walks of life and professions. With your future at stake, it is critical to have an experienced defense attorney who can attack the police arrest reports, sobriety test administration procedures, and other evidence produced by the police and prosecution. Attorney’s at the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates are waiting to help you! Call Today!
Media Update: Michigan DUI Attorney Kevin Bessant was recently interviewed by Fox 2 News Detroit concerning the Michigan State Police errors in properly calibrating several DUI breath measuring instruments leading to possible errors .BAC readings in close to 2,000 DUI cases across Michigan from the dates of December 2015 through April 2016. Please see Fox 2 News Detroit Michigan State Police Report to see how these errors may of effected your criminal matter.