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June 2016 Archives

Teen Challenges Michigan's Warrantless Breathalyzer Law

Teen Challenges Michigan's Warrantless Breathalyzer Law.jpgShould 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.

5 Signs You are Too Drunk to Drive

5 Signs You are Too Drunk to Drive.jpgIf 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.

Breath vs. Blood Test - Which One Should You Take?

Breath vs Blood Test Which One Should You Take.jpgIf 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.

5 Things You Need to Know About Your DUI Case

5 Things You Need to Know About Your DUI Case.jpgBeing 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.