Continued tension nationwide between police and people of color has heightened awareness that police officers frequently feel empowered to stop motorists on the thinnest of pretexts - everything from improper pine tree deodorizers to oversized trailer hitches. Police often get away with questionable stops, but not always.
The Illinois Supreme Court determined last year that police officers in Chenoa overstepped their rights when they stopped a vehicle for having a ball-type trailer hitch that allegedly obscured the view of the rear license plate, a violation of Illinois Vehicle Code.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is the most common criminal offense committed in the United States. If you are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in Ann Arbor, you could face serious repercussions. From paying penalties and fines, to serving time in jail, being convicted of a DUI will impact your life. Read on to learn more about the top 5 consequences of a DUI conviction.
Should the police be required to obtain a warrant to administer a breathalyzer test for minors suspected of drinking or being in possession of alcohol? Michigan high school student Cassie Guthrie believes a warrant should be required. The honor student has recently challenged the constitutionality of a Michigan civil law that punishes anyone under the age of 21 who refuses to submit to a warrantless breathalyzer test. Guthrie claims that the law violates her 4th Amendment right to be free from an unreasonable search and seizure.
If you have been out drinking with coworkers during happy hour, or if you are heading home after a holiday party, you may be wondering whether or not you are sober enough to drive. Fortunately, your cell phone may be of use in determining whether or not you should get behind the wheel. You can use your cell phone to call a cab or friend, or request an Uber or Lyft.
If an Ann Arbor police officer believes a driver is operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, he/she will request for the driver to take a series of field sobriety tests. Depending on the results of the field sobriety tests, the officer will arrest the driver and take him/her down to the police station or a hospital to administer a breath or blood test.
Being charged and convicted of a DUI in Ann Arbor can result in serious professional and personal consequences. Below is an overview of the 5 things you need to know about your DUI case. Read on to learn more about what may happen to you if charged with a DUI in Ann Arbor.