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Criminal defense: getting a DUI in the driveway

One man recently found out the hard way that being behind the wheel while intoxicated is not a good idea, even if the driver in his or her own yard. According to a ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court, a man who was discovered driving drunk in his own driveway could need a criminal defense lawyer. This decision reverses an earlier ruling.

Memorial Day weekend and drunk driving enforcement

Memorial Day weekend can see a lot of different things when it comes to the nation’s roads. This includes police being particularly watchful for drunk driving and other traffic safety issues. In some states, these efforts involve sobriety checkpoints. However, that isn’t the case here in Michigan.

Michigan Supreme Court case looks at drunk driving law and driveways

Drunk driving allegations can carry many potential consequences with them. What happens in an OWI case can impact many things for a person, including their record, their driving status, their employment situation, their pocket book and even their future. So, when a person has been accused of driving while drunk here in Michigan, the decisions they make in the case can have considerable ramifications. So, when allegations of drunk driving arise, getting quality legal advice and help on the matter as soon as possible can be important.

What things are against the law isn’t always obvious

There are all kinds of laws on the books here in Michigan. This includes a fair number of criminal laws. So, there are lots of things that are illegal here in Michigan. And the list of such things has gotten a fair amount of additions in recent years. According to reports, in recent years, Michigan has been adding dozens of new criminal offenses a year.

March’s second half to see upped drunk driving patrols in Michigan

We are entering the second half of March, which sees many notable events. This includes the St. Patrick’s Day holiday and the NCAA basketball tournament. So, this time of year, people can be attending all different sorts of festivities and parties. Among the things that can be important for a person when participating in the season’s fun is staying out of situations that could lead to them facing accusations of drunk driving.

How law enforcement uses social media in criminal investigations

Social media continues to grow as a huge part of day-to-day life. Many people are so used to sharing and interacting on social networks that they do not give much thought to what they post. However, careless posts on social media can be a windfall for law enforcement agents looking for a conviction. Being aware of how police officers use social media in their investigations can help you steer clear of potentially risky situations.

Why you might not get your driver's license back after a DUI

Bein g charged with DUI is scary for anyone, and then the practical consequences begin to mount. For example, if you depended on your driver's license to get to work or to ferry the kids to school and sports, the loss of your license can hit hard. Many people get their licenses back within a few months, but not all do. Below are a few top reasons why.

Watch out for these persistent problems with eyewitnesses

Eyewitness testimony really is not that reliable, and courts have finally begun to take note. After all, it is impossible to ignore the fact that DNA has exonerated many people originally convicted based on eyewitness accounts. If you have been charged with a crime such as carjacking or arson, it is possible that significant flaws exist in the prosecution's case, thanks to the imprudent reliance on eyewitnesses.

When is drunk driving a felony in Michigan?

Felony charges can expose a person to major punishments in the event that the charges result in a conviction. So, when a person has had felony charges brought against them, what ends up happening in their case can have some very big impacts. So, when facing any sort of felony charge, it can be important for a person to have the guidance of lawyer skilled at handling defense matters involving this serious class of charges.

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