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September 2016 Archives

Drunk or 'Super Drunk'? The difference matters for DUI

Once you cross the 0.08 blood alcohol content line, getting behind the wheel of a car is asking for trouble. But in many states, there's another BAC line you should be aware of. In Michigan, there are especially steep penalties for drunk driving with a BAC of 0.17.

Miranda rights are meaningless if they are mistranslated

It has been 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before being questioned. The country was nowhere near as diverse as it is now, so the importance of informing individuals of their legal rights in their native language was not as much of a concern.

Washtenaw County DUI Trial Overview

Washtenaw County DUI Trial Overview.jpgMost DUI cases are resolved prior to going to trial. A DUI trial is the government's opportunity to argue its case in hopes of obtaining a guilty verdict. A trial also allows the defendant the opportunity to contest the prosecutor's evidence and assert his/her own defense. At the conclusion of both sides presenting their argument, the judge or a jury will either find the defendant guilty or not guilty. Read on to learn more about Washtenaw County DUI trial overview.