Posts Categorized: Driving License

Underage Drinking and Driving Charges In Michigan

What can underage drivers be charged with in the state of MI if they are caught drinking and driving? As is the case with many states, there is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to underage drivers and bodily alcohol content. What does “zero tolerance” mean exactly? Zero tolerance means that if a minor… Read more »

Fixing Michigan’s Infrastructure

An editorial in the Lansing State Journal argued today that Michigan’s infrastructure is on the verge of becoming dangerously badly-maintained. Aside from dramatic and deadly failures such as bridge collapses, roads in bad condition can take an extra toll on individuals and businesses in car maintenance fees, causing increases in costs to their customers as… Read more »

Troy, Michigan Passes Restrictions on Distracted Drivers

If you’re driving in Troy, Michigan, then you better pay attention. The city recently passed one of the most stringent distracted driving ordinances in the nation. Text messaging and talking on cell phones while driving is illegal, but that’s old news – the new law aims to curb any activity that may take a driver’s… Read more »

Getting Your License Back: Covering Your Bases

Multiple drunk driving convictions will eventually land an individual before the Secretary of State for a license restoration. Yet, there are so many small hangups that can catch up with you at a license hearing that can keep you off the road for a very, very, long time. Consider the following nuance: To petition the… Read more »

STUDYING THE CASE: AUDIO VISUAL EVIDENCE IS YOUR ALLY

It’s no surprise that a police officer typically writes a DUI police report in a way that supports his decision to arrest you. It should also come as no surprise, then, that many police reports contain exaggerated facts and false information about your DUI arrest. Obtaining the officer’s in-car video and booking video of your… Read more »

Interlock Ignition Devices – An Alternative Sentence for Drunk Drivers

Today, drunk driving can certainly be considered an ever increasing problem within American society. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008 an estimated 11,773 people were killed in instances where someone involved was driving while intoxicated. In order to be deemed as driving while intoxicated, the driver’s blood alcohol content, or BAC,… Read more »

ATTACKING THE VERY BASIS FOR STOPPING YOU COULD RESULT IN A DISMISSAL OF YOUR DUI CASE

Many of the officer’s initial impressions of you will be made before he even pulls you over. If you are driving in what he believes to be an unsafe manner, his attitude of who he will encounter will be skewed. A good Michigan OWI attorney can use this bias to show that the officer was… Read more »