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Charged with zero tolerance/minor BAC in Michigan?

Zero tolerance or minor blood alcohol concentration (minor BAC) is a very common criminal matter that minors face in Michigan. If you’re not sure what your options are and what may happen, call me for a free phone consultation.

Zero Tolerance Defined in Michigan

Zero tolerance applies to minors – those under 21 years of age. This law prohibits minors from driving with a blood alcohol concentration between .02 or .08 or the presence of any alcohol in the body.

Possible Penalties for Michigan Minor BAC

Depending upon whether it is a first or subsequent conviction, possible penalties are:

  • Jail (No jail for first offense)
  • Community Service
  • Fines

Driver’s license penalties for minor BAC/driving under the influence are:

Michigan Minor BAC Defenses

Defenses may provide the basis for your case being reduced, dismissed or for an acquittal. Possible defenses to your minor BAC case include:

  • Improper Arrest
    The police must have probable cause to arrest.
  • Chemical Test Deficiency
    The police may fail to follow proper procedure in the administration of any test or may fail to adequately maintain the breathalyzer. This may mean the device is unreliable or faulty.
  • Religious Ceremony
    If you consumed alcohol as part of a religious ceremony, this is a defense.

Attorney Serving Livonia, Plymouth, Canton, Northville & Novi

I handle minor in possession (MIP) and zero tolerance/minor BAC cases in Livonia, Plymouth, Canton, Northville and Novi, Michigan. Call me at 248-374-0722 for a free phone consultation.

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