Drunk driving charges should not be taken lightly, no matter who is facing them. As I have mentioned before, facing a DUI can result in heavy penalties if a driver is convicted. However, there are many hurdles that must be overcome before any conviction can take place.
As I have mentioned before, being convicted of a drunk driving charge can lead to life-altering consequences such as a suspended license, hefty fines or even jail time. When someone is faced with a traffic stop, it is important that the driver knows his or her rights, especially in the case of a suspected DWI stop.
A parent's worst nightmare - you drop your child off at the UM Ann Arbor or EMU Ypsilanti college freshman dorm and a few weeks later you get a nervous call. Unfortunately, it's not just a case of the homesick blues. Your child has just been charged with being a Minor in Possession of alcohol. But, "Mom/Dad, everybody's doing it!" "So and So asked me to hold his cup?" What now?
Most young people in Washtenaw County know that a criminal charge of any kind can have serious consequences not only at the time of the incident but also have a negative effect on their future aspirations. When University of Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum was arrested for drunk driving, he was suspended from the college football team indefinitely. Accused of DUI, the football star was sentenced in court last week.