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April 2016 Archives

Felony Third DUI Offense - What Ann Arbor Drivers Need to Know

Felony Third DUI Offense - What Ann Arbor Drivers Need to Know.jpgA third DUI offense in Michigan is classified as a felony. A convicted defendant can face serious criminal and administrative license penalties. If you have been charged with a felony third DUI in Ann Arbor, contact my law office for representation. Read on to learn more about what Ann Arbor drivers need to know when charged with a felony third DUI offense.

What Michigan drivers need to know about DUI testing

If you have ever been pulled over by police for any reason, you probably know just how stressful and scary the situation can be. Especially if you are pulled over after consuming alcohol, it can be hard to know what to do to protect yourself from potential criminal charges. One thing that people are often uncertain about is what their rights are with regard to alcohol testing.

When to Settle a DUI Case vs. Going to Trial

Deciding whether to settle your DUI case or go to trial can be challenging. As an Ann Arbor DUI attorney, my clients have the final decision to settle a case or go to trial. I encourage all of my clients to ask questions to make sure they understand the legal advice I provide prior to making a decision. Read on to learn more about when you should settle a DUI case or go to trial.

How Effective are Ignition Interlock Devices in Deterring Drunk Driving?

How Effective are Ignition Interlock Devices in Deterring Drunk Driving.jpgIgnition interlock devices are commonly used to deter drunk driving. The device prevents a car from starting if a driver has consumed alcohol. The device can also prompt drivers to submit to additional tests while driving to ensure sobriety. In Michigan, a driver is ordered to install an ignition interlock device if he/she is convicted of High BAC (.17 or higher). The main objective of the Secretary of State ordering the defendant to use an ignition interlock device is to prevent recidivism. 

Should States Lower BAC Limits?

Should States Lower BAC Limits.jpgThe National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants to decrease the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit from .08% to .05%. The lower limit is about equivalent to two drinks for a 130 lb woman and three drinks for a 175 lb man. Lowering the limit could result in more social drinkers as well as alcohol abusers being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. It could also result in higher penalties for drivers convicted of driving with a BAC above .05%.