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Open Container Law

2019-12-05T09:39:59-05:00December 5th, 2019|

Michigan Open Container Law Michigan’s open container law forbids drivers from transporting any open alcohol containers. This law not only applies to the driver but also any passengers within the motor vehicle. In other words, if your friend for example opens a can of beer in your car while you’re operating the vehicle, this [...]

Hardship License

2019-11-11T10:09:45-05:00November 9th, 2019|

Hardship License in Michigan: Everything You Need to Know A hardship license is also commonly referred to as a "restricted driver's license." This type of license is issued under special circumstances after someone has their license suspended due to traffic violations or a DUI. For example, if someone is arrested, charged, and convicted of [...]

Oakland County Jail

2019-10-01T17:16:07-04:00October 1st, 2019|

About The Oakland County Jail in Michigan Oakland County Jail (OCJ) is a jailhouse facility in Southeast Michigan that houses around 440 inmates. OCJ processes approximately 25,000 new arrests per year. Security within this facility ranges from maximum to low-level offenders. This includes offenders that have been convicted of one or more felonies, as [...]

Probation Violation

2019-09-26T11:10:00-04:00September 26th, 2019|

Probation Violation In Michigan? Here's What To Do If a judge has put you on probation, your life now revolves around a series of rules and regulations. You may have to submit to regular drug tests, check-in with a probation officer, and hold down a job. But life happens, and sometimes you may find [...]

Resisting Arrest

2019-10-01T17:16:41-04:00September 26th, 2019|

Resisting Arrest: Penalties and Laws Resisting arrest can be a very subjective charge that you can incur when you don't even know what's happening. A study of NYPD arrests found that just 5% of the department generated over 40% of all of these charges. If you've been charged with this offense, you're probably wondering what's [...]

35th District Court

2019-09-25T15:45:48-04:00September 25th, 2019|

What To Know About The 35th District Court The 35th District Court handles legal matters such as felony offenses, misdemeanors, civil infractions, civil lawsuits up to $25,000, and drunk driving offenses. This court system is divided into several divisions. The criminal division is responsible for processing cases involving criminal charges. This Plymouth based court [...]

52-1 District Court

2019-10-14T17:59:16-04:00August 22nd, 2019|

Oakland County 52-1 District Court The 52-1 District Court oversees cases that involve criminal traffic violations, civil infractions, misdemeanor offenses, and probation. The court may also hear cases involving felony offenses; however, this requires authorization by the local county prosecutor. This court is divided into several divisions. The Criminal Division is responsible for processing [...]

OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired

2019-10-14T17:59:23-04:00August 19th, 2019|

Operating While Visibly Impaired (OVWI) is one of the classifications of criminal offenses involving drunk driving. This specific offense is unique from an OWI (commonly referred to as DUI) in that, there’s no minimum Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) required by law enforcement to make an arrest. This offense is often subject to [...]

Field Sobriety Tests in Michigan

2019-10-14T17:59:29-04:00August 15th, 2019|

There's a great deal of confusion surrounding field sobriety tests. For example, many wonder if they have a legal obligation to take these tests after being pulled over and suspected of drunk driving. People also wonder what legal rights they have in these scenarios and what they should say to police. This article covers [...]

Michigan DUI Q&A with Michael Kelly

2019-08-28T13:49:55-04:00August 6th, 2019|

Michigan DUI Q&A with Michael Kelly There is often a great deal of confusion and questions surrounding DUI charges. For example, many wonder what rights a person has after an officer pulls them over under suspicion of drunk driving. This includes whether or not someone is allowed to refuse a field sobriety test. People [...]