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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.

Hungover Driving is Still Impaired Driving

photodune-12154727-young-drunk-man-sleeping-in-the-bar-m.jpgIt is never safe to get behind the wheel and drive after consuming alcohol. Most people believe that if they wait an hour or two after drinking alcohol they will be okay to drive. Well, per multiple international studies, drivers who are hungover are just as dangerous as drunk drivers. To put it simply, hungover driving is still impaired driving. Read on to learn more.

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.

Under the Legal Limit - Drunk Driving Arrest

Under the Legal Limit - Drunk Driving Arrest.pngIn Michigan, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated can lead to criminal penalties. For example, you can be charged with an OWI (commonly referred to as a DUI) if you drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) above the legal limit of .08%. In addition, you can also be arrested for impaired driving if you operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. This means you are substantially and materially affected by alcohol.

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.

Understanding Blood Alcohol Concentration and Its Impact on Driving

Understanding Blood Alcohol Concentration and Its Impact on Driving.jpgUnderstanding blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and its impact on driving can be complex. There are several factors that go into determining how much alcohol a person can consume before becoming legally intoxicated. Below is an overview of how a person's BAC can impact their driving.

DUI Probation Violation

DUI Probation Violation.jpgViolating your Ann Arbor DUI probation terms is never a good idea. Not only will you be subjected to being jailed, you may also have to pay higher fines, penalties and additional attorney fees. You will also be subjected to a longer period of probation. Below is an overview of the common ways defendants violate probation and how I can help you. Read on to learn more.

When to Settle a DUI Case vs. Going to Trial

Deciding whether to settle your DUI case or go to trial can be challenging. As an Ann Arbor DUI attorney, my clients have the final decision to settle a case or go to trial. I encourage all of my clients to ask questions to make sure they understand the legal advice I provide prior to making a decision. Read on to learn more about when you should settle a DUI case or go to trial.