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Kelly & Kelly COVID-19 Response

2020-03-25T13:56:48-04:00March 25th, 2020|

The Coronavirus has taken the world by surprise. Individuals and businesses alike are still trying to comprehend the situation and adapt to this ever-developing health crisis. In Michigan, Governor Whitmore enacted Executive Order 2020-21 which mandates that all “non-essential” workplaces close down and that all residents stay in their homes for the next three [...]

DUI in Oakland County

2020-01-27T12:09:47-05:00January 7th, 2020|

All About DUI's In Oakland County, MI Being charged with a DUI in Michigan is a serious matter and should never be taken lightly. This is particularly true in Oakland County where it’s not unheard of for someone to receive jail time even for their first offense. In fact, Oakland County received national attention [...]

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 [...]

Datamaster

2019-10-03T15:28:57-04:00October 3rd, 2019|

Datamaster: Everything You Need to Know About the DUI Breath Test Have you gotten pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving? Do you know if you can refuse to take a field sobriety test? Will you now have a criminal record? If you've taken a breathalyzer, such as the datamaster DMT, you may wish [...]

DUI DWI

2019-10-03T15:23:45-04:00October 3rd, 2019|

DUI DWI: What's the Difference in the State of Michigan? Did you know that more than 1.4 million US drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of narcotics or alcohol in 2010 alone? Almost everyone understands the dangers of drinking and driving; however, few understand that there are various classifications and penalties depending on [...]

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

2020-01-03T09:55:01-05:00August 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

2020-01-03T09:54:20-05:00August 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 [...]