Arrest for OWI/R&O on 4-13-2012. When I got pulled over I got out and ran , didnt go far . I realized I couldnt get away and stopped. Did not resist at all other than running like a dummy.
Blew .018 , live in MI , I am 27. First drunk driving charge. I do have 2 felonies, one for drug and one for money laundering....MIP charges from when I was 16.17.
Too many details would need to be addressed before a satisfactory answer could be given. Rather than add more details on this public forum, I suggest that you search this website for DUI defense attorneys in your town.
You've obviously gotten yourself into quite a spot but you'd be amazed what a good attorney can do for you.
Best of luck to you.
No answer here should be considered to form an attorney-client relationship. You should consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction so that a full evaluation of the facts of your case can be conducted.
While it is possible to have charges lessened for purposes of a plea, even with the super-drunk law, there are two many unknown variables in your situation for anyone to realistically give you the "odds" (jurisdiction, judge, prosecutor, facts of the case, prior criminal record, extent of the R&O, etc., etc.). Further, there are no and can be no guarantees in a criminal case from a defensive attorney perspective.
Your best bet is to contact an experienced and local criminal defense / OWI attorney to have a consultation. Bring all of the paperwork you have received to date regarding this case to the initial consultation. As the previous attorney has stated, good representation goes a long ways in any criminal case.
Best of Luck.
It's impossible to tell you the odds that the prosecutor would offer a plea to something lower than super-drunk. However, at a jury trial on the matter, you could always make the argument that .18% is innaccurate and that you were under .17% when you were driving. This would result in a conviction for straight OWI instead of operating with a High BAC. Faced with having a trial on exactly how drunk you were as opposed to simply offering a plea to OWI, the prosecutor might not want to spend the time and money on the trial. Your other concern should be the R & O, as with two prior felonies, this could be supplemented under the habitual offender statute and result in twice the normal penalty. You should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Good luck.
Without disagreeing with the others, I am willing to give you "slim to none" odds. The few things you have said are enough to make your case not too sympathetic.
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