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Driving With An Ignition Interlock Device In Michigan

Driving with an ignition interlock device or BAIID can be challenging. The driver may not appreciate how fragile their new driving privileges really are. It’s important to have an idea about what problems may arise with an interlock device installed in your automobile. I made this short list of advice for my clients. Then I…

DUI Charges and Personal Injury
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DUI Charges and Personal Injury

A person accused of drunk driving knows that they are in for grievous consequences if they are convicted. While the punishment for a DUI is not the same in every state, this is not a conviction you want to have on your record. Additionally, most states will make your punishment more severe if you caused…

A Traverse City criminal lawyer talks about sentencing errors in the 86th District Court

What is in this video In every criminal case, before the judge renders a sentence, the defendant and his attorney have an opportunity to speak to the judge in court.  In this video, I discuss what a defendant should and shouldn’t say to a judge during a sentencing hearing.  A defendant that makes sentencing errors…

How to get your implied consent suspension dismissed
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How to get your implied consent suspension dismissed

I have represented many people facing a drunk driving charge.  Within the general pool of first offense, drink drivers are the people that refuse a chemical test after being arrested.  In Michigan, once arrested, the police read a standardized form explaining the client’s chemical rights.  This usually occurs once the client is placed under arrest…

What is operating a vehicle | sleeping it off | Michigan Law

What is operating a vehicle | sleeping it off | Michigan Law

In law school, every lawyer learns that each law is passed for a purpose.  The intent of the legislature, and their goals, can be deduced from the statute.  The Legislature intended to prevent the dangers associated with driving a motor vehicle while drunk.  We all know what these dangers are—reckless driving that kills innocent motorists…

Removal from Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry. The Romeo and Juliet crime

This is a difficult topic to discuss.  Prosecutors and Politicians have successfully labeled sex offenders as evil living among us.  The truth is there are degrees of wrong associated with sex crimes.  For years, politicians added more and more criminal offenses that required the defendant to sign up on the sex offender registry.  In 2011,…