Criminal Law

Each case has it's own unique set of circumstances, the information below is meant 
as a general representation.  The contents of this page should not be construed 
as legal advice.  Contact us today for your free initial consultation to discuss the 
circumstances of your case.

OUI/Drunk Driving:  
There are three distinct "levels" of OUI in Michigan.  The penalties increase with 
each "level." 
 Although we cannot guarantee an outcome, Attorney Kozma is successful in 
negotiating a reduction in the charges in most cases.  However, every situation is 
different and there are times that it is appropriate and necessary to take a case to 
trial.  Attorney Kozma is an experienced, confident and successful litigating 
attorney.  

For informational purposes, the "levels" and maximum penalities for  the offenses of OUI are:

The maximum penalties for the offense of OUI/High BAC (also referred to as 
"Super Drunk" driving) are:
  • Possible 180 days’ incarceration.
  • Standard fines are increased from a minimum of $200.00 to a minimum of $700.00, plus court costs.
  • License suspension for one year with no operating license available until 45 days have expired.
  • Mandatory use of ignition interlock.
  • Six points on record.
  • Permissive vehicle immobilization.
  • Community service of up to 360 hours.
  • Secretary of State generated “bad driver tax”  -   $1,000.00 each year for two years.
  • Accumulation of seven or more points imposes an additional $100.00 “driver responsibility fee.”


  The maximum penalties for the offense of OUI are:
  • Up to 93 days in jail.
  •  Fines of $100.00 - $500.00 plus court costs.
  •  Six month license suspension; restricted license available after first 30 days.
  • Six points on driver record.
  •  Up to 360 hours community service; and up to two years of district court probation.
  • Secretary of State generated “bad driver tax” – $1,000.00 each year for the next two years.
  •  Accumulation of seven or more points – an additional $100.00 “driver assessment fee.”  
  • Permissive vehicle immobilization up to 180 days.
  • Up to 2 years of probation.


The maximum penalties for the offense of Impaired driving are:
  • A fine of $100.00 - $300.00 plus court costs and/or community service of up to 360 hours.
  • Permissive vehicle immobilization up to 180 days.
  • Restricted license relief immediately available – 90 day restriction period.
  • Four points on record.
  • Standard fines and costs.
  • $500.00 “bad driver tax,” annually for the next two years.