DUI Penalties in Clinton Township

The DUI penalties in Clinton Township are not much different than any other city or township.

If you plead guilty to, or are found guilty of, a first DUI charge you can expect the following punishment:

  • Reporting to your probation officer once per month,
  • Completing educational classes,
  • Attending AA meetings, perhaps multiple times per week,
  • Attending alcohol counseling,
  • Random alcohol & drug testing, likely multiple times per week,
  • Community Service, and
  • Fines, court costs and probation fees.

What distinguishes the Clinton Township District Court from other courts is its fines and court costs. This court is one of the most expensive, if not the most expensive, in the state of Michigan. If the fine for your drinking and driving charge is up to $500, you can rest assured your fine will be $500. That's just the fine, not the court costs or probation fees. A first-time drunk driving charge can easily reach $1,500 (or more) in fines, court costs and probation fees.

Keep in mind, that the Michigan Secretary of State (separate from the court) will impose driver license penalties:

  • 4 - 6 points will be added to your driving record,
  • Your license may be suspended for one month, and
  • You will pay between $1,000 and $2,000 Responsibility Fee.

41B District Court, Clinton Township

The 41B District Court in Clinton Township, handles Clinton Township, Harrison Township and Mt. Clemens drunk driving cases. Judge Lucido, Judge Davis and Judge Fuca are strict but fair Judges when it comes to drunk driving penalties.

Unlike some courts, the 41B District Court has its own probation department. The probation officers, like the Judges, are strict but fair.

If this is your first drinking and driving charge and it was truly a lapse in judgment; i.e. should not have drove, should have walked, or should have waited longer after dinner, then this court will impose a punishment that is strict but fair. Meaning there will be conditions that have to be completed, but those conditions are designed to educate and send a message that society will not tolerate people who drink and drive and endanger others.

However, if this is your first or second offense, and you have a problem with alcohol, this court will remain strict and fair, but also truly wants to help with substance abuse problems. There could be some jail, and the probationary conditions will likely be more intensive, but the ultimate goal is to help you with your substance abuse issue.

Top Clinton Township DUI Attorney

Nick Daniels is one of the Top Attorney's in Clinton Township. Call him directly at 586-668-1229 to help with your Clinton Township DUI.