Before an Ypsilanti police officer can charge you with drunk driving, the officer must first establish probable cause to arrest you. Probable cause means that you are about to commit, in the process of committing, or have committed a crime. Police officers usually establish probable cause for drunk driving arrests by conducting field sobriety tests. The physical evidence (probable cause) taken from such tests will permit an officer to arrest you and take you into custody for further investigation.
If you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, the police officer will likely request that you perform a variety of standardized field sobriety tests to establish probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving. So, just how accurate are standardized field sobriety tests results in determining intoxication? Read each test description below to find out.
No! There is a common misconception amongst the public that individuals charged with drunk driving must plead guilty. If you have been charged with drinking and driving in Washtenaw County, Michigan, it is in your best interest to contact a drunk driving attorney for legal advice. Read on to learn more about the benefits of NOT pleading guilty to a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Michigan.
No one should ever enter a plea of guilty to a drunk driving charge in Washtenaw County without first consulting with an experienced drunk driving attorney.
If you are charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI) or another driving under the influence (DUI) under Michigan State law, it is imperative that you meet with an experienced, DUI defense attorney to receive legal guidance and counseling on how to best prepare for your defense. If you are convicted of a DUI, your attorney will help prepare you for the pre-sentencing investigation to help reduce the penalties and sentencing you may be subject to. Read on to learn more.
There are widespread "dram shop" laws that impose criminal and civil liability on businesses that serve liquor to underage or obviously intoxicated people who later cause drunk driving accidents. But can private hosts be held liable if someone becomes intoxicated while on their premises and later causes a drunk driving accident? Read on to find out.
Employers commonly ask applicants whether they have ever been arrested and/or convicted of a crime (misdemeanor or felony). Based on the nature of the arrest or conviction, an employer may refuse to interview or hire an applicant. So what can you do to prevent your criminal history from affecting your job search? Read on to learn more.
As a drunk driving attorney, I have discussed the dangers of alcoholism with my clients and helped them get the treatment they needed to prevent further abuse and future drunk driving reoccurrences. Fortunately, there are several quality inpatient and outpatient alcohol treatment programs throughout Washtenaw County, Michigan. Alcohol treatment programs provide a secure environment for you to confront your addiction and get the proper help you need to learn how to overcome it (ex - the tools you need on a daily basis to combat alcoholism), in addition to preventing relapse or further abuse.