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If you get arrested for a DUI, dial our DUI/OWI attorney right away at 248.383.8015. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law throughout the US. In Michigan, it’s called operating while intoxicated (OWI). Roberto A. Bihar is skilled at challenging breathalyzer evidence, arrest procedures, and providing comprehensive defense for all aspects of a DUI arrest.

First DUI Offense

  • Nature: Misdemeanor.
  • Penalties:
    • Up to 93 days in jail.
    • Fines: $100-$500.
    • 30-day driver’s license suspension.
    • Up to 360 hours community service.


Second DUI Offense

  • Nature: Misdemeanor.
  • Penalties:
    • Minimum of 5 days to one year in jail.
    • Fines: $200-$1,000.
    • Lifetime driver’s license suspension.
    • 30-90 days community service.


Third DUI Offense

  • Nature: Felony.
  • Penalties:
    • Imprisonment: Minimum one year up to five years; OR
    • Probation with imprisonment in county jail for 30 days to one year, community service for 60-180 days; AND
    • Fine: $500-$5,000.


DUI Causing Serious Injury or Death

  • Nature: Felony.
  • Penalties:
    • Up to 15 years in prison.
    • Fine: Up to $15,000.


Additional Consequences

  • License Points: Accumulation on the driver’s license.
  • Other Fees: Additional financial penalties.
  • Monitoring: Drug and alcohol monitoring may be required.


Understanding the severity of DUI penalties is crucial for individuals facing charges. Whether it’s a first offense with potential jail time, fines, and community service, or subsequent offenses leading to increased consequences, legal representation is essential. In felony cases involving serious injury or death, the stakes are even higher. For effective representation and guidance through the legal process, contact our experienced team at Roberto A. Bihar, PLLC.