In the state of Michigan, blood alcohol content level is used as a way of identifying you level of intoxication at the time of an arrest. If your BAC is over the legal limits depending on the conditions of your arrest, you can be charged with operating while intoxicated. If you have been arrested on the basis of your blood alcohol content in the state of Michigan and wish to fight against your charges, call the offices of Sumner and Associates today.


The level of your BAC that is allowed while you are operating a vehicle depends on either age or the type of vehicle you are operating. The following categories highlight the details of the law.


Under 21 Years of Age


There is a zero tolerance law for persons under the age of 21 operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. If your are under 21 and have anything above a .00% BAC, you can be charged with operating while intoxicated.


21 or Older


In line with most other states in the Union, the legal level for driving in Michigan is a BAC of .08%. Any reading over that level can result in OWI charges.


Commercial Driving


The regulations for driving under the influence are stricter with an allowable level of .04%. Along with legal actions for being charges with OWI, you also might face difficulties with you employer if you are charged with a crime for having a BAC over the legal limit.


If you have been charged with a crime related to your BAC level, contact our office today for a free consultation. Our team would be happy to work with you and plan the next step in your defense. We hope to receive your call soon.