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September 2015 Archives

Refusing to Consent to Police Search in Washtenaw County

refuse police search in washtenaw county.jpgBeing pulled over for a routine traffic stop usually involves a brief detention. The police officer will review your driver's license, registration, insurance card, and issue a ticket. However, there are situations in which police officers will question drivers if they believe a crime is in the process of being committed or has been committed. Read my tips below on how to respond to a police officer if pulled over for a "routine" traffic stop.

How Prior Criminal History Can Impact A DUI Case

prior criminal history.jpgCan a prior DUI conviction impact your current DUI case? Yes. A judge may use the accused's prior conviction to enhance his/her sentence. It is not uncommon for the prosecutor to use old convictions to enhance a sentence. Read on to learn more.