Aggressive Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer in Mid-Michigan
From jail time and large fines to license revocation or suspension, the consequences of a drunk driving (DUI/DWI/OWI) charge can be significant.East Lansing DUI defense attorney George Zulakis has stood up for the rights of adults and students throughout Michigan charged with DUI/DWI/OWI and other drunk driving offenses for over 30 years. He is a leader in the criminal defense community and respected by courts, prosecutors and other criminal defense attorneys. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of DUI/DWI/OWI defense, a designation he has received annually since 2009. He can help you.
Call Us at 517-349-5011 or 800-385-0092 to Discuss Your DUI/DWI/OWI Defense Strategy.
At Baird and Zulakis, P.C., we are committed to defending your rights. When you choose us to represent you, we will conduct a thorough investigation. We will verify that all laws were adhered to by the police who pulled you over and conducted the field sobriety tests. We will test the merit of the breath test that was used to determine intoxication. We will take every step necessary to ensure that your rights are protected when you are charged with a drunk driving offense, including charges involving:
- OWI — Operating while intoxicated with a BAC of .08 percent or higher (also commonly referred to as DUI or DWI)
- OWVI — Operating while visibly impaired (the officer perceived that you were intoxicated, even if you did not have a BAC of .08 percent)
- OWPCS — Operating with the presence of drugs or controlled substances
- OWI High BAC — Under Michigan's new Super Drunk Driving Law, drunk driving penalties are increased for individuals with a BAC of .17 or higher
Our criminal defense law firm also provides skilled advocacy and defense counsel to clients facing charges arising from a drunk driving accident resulting in death or serious injury.
We will work relentlessly to minimize the potential drunk driving consequences you may be facing. We are proactive in helping you to address any alcohol-related issues or underlying mental health issues. We can direct you to appropriate testing, treatment or other interventions that will assure the court and the prosecuting officials that you will be a safe driver. Our proactive efforts and drunk driving defense strategies frequently lead to reduced charges, lower fines and fewer restrictions on your license.
Breath test refusal — Did you refuse to take the test? Whether you are facing first offense or repeat offense OWI/DUI charges, you need to know your rights. Learn more about Breathalyzers and consequences of an implied consent violation.
Michigan Traffic Violation Lawyers
In addition to driving while intoxicated (DWI)/driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) cases, our defense attorneys can defend clients facing any other traffic violation in Ingham County and surrounding areas. We understand the importance your ability to drive has on your life. We will fight to make certain you do not lose that ability for any portion of time. We will aggressively defend you against fines, jail time, points against your license and the insurance consequences that follow.
We are available to defend Michigan drivers against all traffic tickets and charges, including:
- Reckless Driving
- Hit and Run
- Failure to Stop
Contact a Greater East Lansing, Michigan, DUI Defense Lawyer
Contact Baird and Zulakis, P.C., in Okemos, Michigan, at 517-349-5011 or 800-385-0092 to put our knowledge and experience to work for you in defense against DUI/DWI/OWI or other traffic violations. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., and by appointment.