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DUI Scooters

2021-02-03T15:18:47-05:00February 3rd, 2021|

Motorized scooters, mopeds or “DUI scooters” as they are commonly known, were historically a popular alternative throughout the country for those convicted of a DUI or OWI and had subsequently lost their driver's licenses. While their use by those convicted of DUI is considerably more restricted today than they were previously, they are still useful [...]

Attorney’s perspective on the possibility of DUI expungements in Michigan

2021-01-27T12:51:25-05:00January 27th, 2021|

Earlier this year in Michigan a sweeping bill package was passed and signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, reforming the criminal records expungement process by increasing the number of criminal convictions that can be wiped from the public record. However, one glaring omission from this package was the issue of the expungement of criminal [...]

OWI vs DUI

2020-12-02T12:33:18-05:00November 30th, 2020|

Differences Between DUI and OWI in Michigan In the United States, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) have historically been the acronyms used to describe drunk driving offenses. In recent years however, new acronyms have been created to describe this type of offense. These new acronyms have largely supplanted the [...]

PBT Test For Alcohol Offenses

2020-11-02T16:37:31-05:00October 21st, 2020|

Preliminary Breathalyzer Test (PBT) in Michigan Being pulled over by a police officer for suspected DUI is one of the most stressful experiences a person can face in their lives. There are multiple field tests officers perform to assess a suspect's level of intoxication, one of which is the preliminary breath test (PBT Test). [...]

Is a DUI a Felony in Michigan?

2020-11-02T16:38:36-05:00October 5th, 2020|

Being charged with a DUI is one of the most stressful situations a person can go through in their lives. In addition to the financial costs associated with a DUI conviction, there are serious legal consequences that can bring jail time, community service or both. Often when someone is facing DUI charges, the question is [...]

EtG Testing

2020-11-02T16:39:29-05:00October 5th, 2020|

EtG Testing for Michigan OWIs Being charged with a DUI is stressful and potentially life altering event that carries serious legal consequences. In Michigan, Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) testing is used to assist law enforcement in determining whether someone had consumed alcohol within a certain time period. These results can be used in court by prosecutors [...]

Personal Protection Order

2020-08-31T14:22:40-04:00August 31st, 2020|

In Michigan, a Personal Protection Order (also known as a PPO) is a court order to stop threats or violence against an individual. The primary purpose of a PPO is to protect individuals from someone who is threatening, hurting, stalking and/or harassing them. An individual can receive a PPO from a circuit court judge if [...]

Divorce In Michigan

2020-11-03T09:54:18-05:00August 6th, 2020|

Everything You Need To Know About Michigan Divorces There are few experiences more stressful, emotional and challenging than a divorce. This is especially true when a divorce involves legal issues such custodial disputes, significant assets and possibly even domestic abuse/violence. Because of the gravity of these issues and the financial and legal risks involved, it [...]

Michigan Larceny Crimes

2020-07-29T09:52:23-04:00July 29th, 2020|

Under Michigan Compiled Law, larceny is defined as the stealing of the property of one person by another. Larceny crimes in Michigan are serious offenses that carry stiff penalties, including jail time and fines. Larceny can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of the property, where the crime took [...]

Implied Consent

2020-11-02T16:40:48-05:00June 1st, 2020|

Michigan’s Implied Consent Law Michigan drivers are required to take a chemical test to determine bodily alcohol content (BAC) if arrested for drunk driving. Michigan motor vehicle drivers give this consent when they receive their operator’s license. So, anyone licensed to drive a motor vehicle in Michigan must take a BAC test if the [...]

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