Earlier in the week we had a story about the Cake Boss, star of a popular reality show, getting charged with DWI in New York. That case could negatively affect the future of his show. In Michigan, a similar case has happened for someone in a much higher position.
In Ypsilanti, Michigan, a judge has been recommended for a 90 day suspension after he plead guilty to a drunk driving charge. He was towing a boat and trailer at a public ramp while visibly intoxicated. Due to the significant impact on the court system and on the judge’s reputation, the suspension has to be signed off by multiple parties. Now it’s up to the Supreme Court of Michigan to accept or deny the recommendation.
At the time of the arrest, the judge’s BAC was 0.17, labeling him as a “super drunk” under Michigan law. Pennsylvania has similar statues for people with a BAC of over 0.16, or twice the legal limit, and the penalties for being convicted of this level are quite severe. Even a first time offender can expect 3 days minimum in jail, a $1000 fine, and a 12 month license suspension.
If you have been charged with DUI and had a high BAC, don’t lose hope. Call Stephen Kellis instead for a consultation about your case. There may be other circumstances that you missed that could get your DUI charge reduced or revoked, but you won’t know until you’ve called Stephen Kellis. Call as soon as possible after your arrest for the best chances.