The laws surrounding drunk driving charges have become more and more serious. In recent years, the State Of Michigan changed the legal limit to .08 and the likelihood of jail time has been increased. Additionally, fines and costs owed to the court have been increased. And for the first time ever, there is now a requirement that large fines be paid to the Secretary of State when convicted of a drunk driving case. There is also the possibility that your driving privileges may be suspended or revoked. Our law firm takes a very aggressive approach for all types of drunk driving cases, such as operating while intoxicated (OWI), operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL), UBAL, and OUID. Amongst our highly trained legal staff we have breathalyzer and blood testing experts to help with the discovery process, we also have qualified expert counselors to deal with issues related to drunk driving cases. We have a dedicated staff of private investigators to handle any investigative issues. Don’t let yourself be abused by the newest drunk driving laws. Hire an expert trial lawyer to defend your rights and provide you with an aggressive defense in your case.
FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
The initial step in completing the discovery process is when your attorney attempts to get all the evidence that the prosecutor has against you to be used at trial. After being retained, Burnett & Kastran will immediately file a discovery motion, compelling the production of all essential documents and records, for the best defense possible.
The following information is critical:
- If a preliminary breath test was taken the records of the accuracy of the calibration of said machine must be provided.
- Breathalyzer simulated testing results for the six months prior to the night of the breath test and the arrest, as well as for the one month after the arrest must be provided.
- The training and certification of the breathalyzer operator.
- If blood test was taken, all medical records from the hospital relating to treatment and blood test taking.
- Whether the testing complied with the laboratory standards required to ensure accuracy of the test results will be investigated.
Only after production of these documents and records can an intelligent decision be made as to how to proceed in your case.