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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

Michigan Misdemeanor and Felony DUI

7ccb42c82fc0e75901527fa38ae48b54.jpgBeing charged with a DUI in Ann Arbor can feel overwhelming. From finding an experienced DUI attorney to represent you to attending the arraignment and going through the DUI criminal process can leave you feeling confused and helpless. I invite you to contact my law office if you have recently been charged with a Michigan misdemeanor or felony DUI.

Michigan Driver Charged with Drunk Driving without Leaving His Driveway

road-car-tire.jpgCan a driver be arrested for drunk driving on his/her own private property? Perhaps. Michigan resident Gino Rea was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in his own driveway. The police arrived to Rea's after receiving a noise complaint. Rea was sitting in his vehicle parked on the upper portion of his driveway when the police arrived.

County Official Blames Chicken Nuggets for His Drunk Driving Arrest

pablo (18).pngMontcalm County Commissioner Jeremy Miller was recently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Commissioner Miller was initially stopped by the police for speeding near his home. Miller was clocked driving 58 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Michigan's repeat DUI offender penalties

If you have ever been convicted on a drunk driving charge in Michigan, you may be aware of just how much such an event can affect your everyday life. You may lose your license and find you are no longer able to get to and from work without it, and you may find your family members or friends may be hesitant to help you. You may, too, have to shell out considerable money on hefty fines and legal representation after your incident, and your auto insurance is likely to skyrocket as a result.

Drinking Caffeine May Result in a DUI Arrest

photodune-493876-coffee-m (1).jpgIn August of 2015, 36-year-old Joseph Schwab of California, was pulled over for allegedly cutting off a California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agent. The agent was driving in an unmarked vehicle. The agent pursued Schwab and pulled him over for allegedly driving erratically.

Understanding the difference between misdemeanor and felony DUI

If you have recently been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence , you probably have a lot of questions regarding the consequences and process you will be faced with. Whether this is the first time it has happened or not, you should be aware of the legal implications. One important differentiation to make is whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor DUI. There are several important differences to note, including these four.

Can a DUI cause you to lose your job?

That depends on a few things: whether it's a charge or a conviction, and whether it's your first, second or third. However, one thing is certain: anyone with a DUI conviction will face a number of difficulties afterward, in everything from school to work to their personal life. But did you know you could be at risk of losing your job on top of everything else?

Traverse County Commissioner Charged with Drunk Driving

Traverse County Commissioner Charged with Drunk Driving.pngChristine Maxbauer, the Chair of the Grand Traverse Board of Commissioners, was recently charged with drunk driving. She had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of twice the legal limit upon hitting a parked car in downtown Traverse City. Maxbauer remained at the scene following the accident and waited for the police to arrive. She took a breath test that resulted in a preliminary BAC of .16%. Maxbauer has been released on $2,500 bond and is required to take twice-daily breathalyzer tests.

DUI for Sleeping "it off" in the Car

DUI for Sleeping it off in the Car.jpgBelieve it or not, you can get a DUI for sleeping "it off" in the car. According to Michigan law, a driver could be arrested for a DUI if he/she is found sleeping inside his/her vehicle while intoxicated. A key consideration as to whether an arrest will be made depends on a few factors. Read on to learn more.

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.