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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.

Public Defender vs. Private Attorney - Which one is better?

lawyers-courtroom.jpegWhen charged with a DUI, you may be wondering if you should hire a private attorney or public defender to defend the charge(s) asserted against you. I strongly recommend you review the public defender's qualifications as well as the private attorney prior to selecting counsel. Read on to learn more. 

SCOTUS DUI Machine Ruling - Breathalyzer Machines Are Generally Accurate

Thumbnail image for breathalyzerThe Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently rejected a motorist's challenge to the reliability of the machine used in California to test the blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers. The justices denied review of a state Superior Court ruling that concluded that the machines are accurate and can be used to determine if whether a driver's BAC was over the legal limit of .08%.

Internalizing a DUI - It Could Happen to Anyone

Thumbnail image for 031987704-businessman-walking-prison-cel.jpegContrary to popular belief, making the mistake of drinking and driving does not make you a bad person. Anyone can have a lapse in judgment and make the wrong decision to drink under the influence of alcohol. Whether it is your husband driving home after consuming one drink at happy hour, or your wife driving home from wine tasting with friends, the risk of being pulled over and arrested for a DUI is always present. Read on to learn more on how to internalize a DUI arrest.

When Should You Hire a DUI Attorney?

031987737-defense-lawyer-client-court.jpegIt is important to hire a DUI attorney at the onset of being interrogated or charged with a DUI in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A DUI attorney can help you navigate through the criminal justice system and provide a legal defense to any claim(s) the prosecutor may bring forth against you.

Washtenaw County Michigan DUI Probation Terms

yay-10091014 (1).jpgIf you are convicted of a first offense, misdemeanor DUI in Washtenaw county, Michigan, you may be sentenced to probation in lieu of serving jail time. I have found that most judges in Washtenaw county are most concerned with imposing sentences designed to help you avoid future DUI arrests and convictions. Judges in other Michigan counties may sentence you to jail time, even if it is your first DUI conviction.

Affluenza in Washington - Does the Crime Fit the Time?

Judge-Gavel-3083812.jpgShaun Goodman, a Washington State resident, was recently sentenced to one week of work release after being convicted of drinking and driving for the 7th time. Goodman was arrested back in December 2013 for driving 100 mph throughout downtown Olympia, Washington. Goodman crashed into two cars and a house before being apprehended by the police by force.

Common Roadblocks People Face Regarding Do-It-Yourself In Pro Per Drunk Driving Defense

Do It Yourself ButtonSome legal matters can be handled In Pro Per (do-it-yourself) by plaintiffs and defendants, but when it comes to criminal matters, it is best to retain counsel to represent you through the process.