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Drugged Driving vs. Drunk Driving

Thumbnail image for Drinking-Driving-1060262.jpgMost Americans constantly hear messages discussing the dangers and consequences of drunk driving and texting while driving. Currently, the growing problem of drugged driving has also come to the forefront of discussion. Not only is drugged driving illegal in Michigan, serious criminal repercussions will arise for individuals if convicted. Read on to learn more.

Sober Holiday Party Driving Tips

People-Toasting-3305914.jpgAccording to statistics, the odds of being pulled over for drunk driver dramatically increase between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. This is in large part due to the increase in alcohol consumption during the holiday season. If you will be hosting a holiday party during this period, use the following tips to help prevent drunk driving.

Michigan Drugged Driving Bill Signed Into Law

Drinking-Driving-348752.jpgA new law aimed to curb drugged driving was recently signed by Michigan State Governor Rick Snyder. The law stems from an accident involving two young men, Russell Ward and Koby Raymo. In July 2013, the two men were struck by a drugged driver, Lisa Berman, who had been pulled over six times in five years for drugged driving. Upon arrest, police officers did not know that the drugged driver had previous offenses because there was no information entered into any law enforcement database. Berman was later sentenced to 25 to 50 years for the deaths of the young men. 

How to Successfully Obtain Driver's License Restoration in Michigan

Driver's License RestorationFacing a drunk-driving conviction in the state of Michigan is no laughing matter. In addition to facing criminal charges, defendants may have to undergo administrative proceedings with the state's Administrative Hearings Section. Not only will you have to pay penalties, but strict procedures must be followed to determine whether your license will be restricted, suspended, revoked or denied. Having the right information and legal advice may save you from facing a long-term suspension or revocation.