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Ann Arbor DUI/DWI/OWI Law Blog

The Difference Between a Preliminary Breath Test and Chemical Breath Test

The Difference Between a Preliminary Breath Test and Chemical Breath Test.jpgMany Washtenaw County residents do not understand the difference between a preliminary breath test and chemical breath test. Due to a lack of information, a driver may have his/her license revoked under Michigan's Implied Consent laws. Read on to learn more.

How Ride-Share Programs Help Prevent DUIs

Thumbnail image for ride-share-uber-lyft-sidecar-drunk-driver.jpgTechnology continues to change our lives daily. From helping us navigate to new destinations, to keeping us safer on the road, studies show that new ride-share programs are not only convenient, they help prevent people from driving under the influence of alcohol. 

The Consequences of Refusing to Submit to a Blood Alcohol Test

The Consequences of Refusing to Submit to a Blood Alcohol Test.jpgIf you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Washtenaw County, the arresting officer will take you down to the police station for further investigation. After your arrestyou will be asked to submit to a blood, urine, or breath test. Such tests are used to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC).

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Washtenaw County

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Washtenaw County.jpgDriving under the influence of marijuana in Washtenaw County is a crime. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, contact my law office for a consultation. Read on to learn more about the laws regarding driving under the influence of marijuana in Washtenaw County, Michigan and how I can help possibly have the charge asserted against you reduced or your case dismissed. 

Underage Drunk Driving Survey

Underage Drunk Driving Survey.jpgA new government survey has reported that fewer teens are driving under the influence of alcohol. In 2014, an estimated 7% of teens surveyed stated that they had recently driven while intoxicated in comparison to 16% of teens who were surveyed in previous years. 3% of teens admitted to driving under the influence of marijuana this past year.

How to Get Professional Help to Treat Alcohol Addiction

How to Get Professional Help to Treat Alcohol Addiction.jpgA number of my clients have been charged for subsequent drunk driving offenses as a result of alcohol addiction. Alcoholism is a serious condition and often requires professional treatment. Read on to learn more about how to get professional help to treat alcohol addiction in Washtenaw County.

Drunk Driving vs. Distracted Driving

drunkdrivingvsdistracteddriving.jpgRichard Rish, a resident of Michigan, was recently sentenced to serve up to 15 years in prison for causing a man's death while driving under the influence of alcohol. Travis Jones, an Indiana resident, is facing far less time in prison (serving a maximum of one year) after causing a man's death during a distracted driving accident. Should a drunk driver be required to serve more time in prison than a distracted driver when both actions result in the same harmful behavior?

Michigan Lawmaker Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

photodune-4431524-alcohol-xs.jpgThis past week, Michigan state Rep. John Kivela, D - Marquette, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Kivela was booked and released from Clinton County jail. His arraignment will likely occur on November 19, 2015.

Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance in Ann Arbor

DrivingUndertheInfluenceofaControlledSubstanceinAnnArbor.jpgThere are several methods law enforcement officers use to determine if someone is driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Ann Arbor. If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance, contact my law office for a consultation. Read on to learn more about the methods law enforcement agencies use to arrest motorists who drive under the influence of a controlled substance in Ann Arbor.

Michigan's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown Results

photodune-13242255-caught-drunk-man-xs.jpgMichigan State Police and other local law enforcement agencies held a "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown" between August 21st and Labor Day weekend. The drunk driving campaign is federally funded and is aimed at reducing impaired driving between the last weeks of summer.

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