Drunk Driving In Private Driveway – People v Rea In People v Rea, the Michigan Court of Appeals was faced with a drunk driving case where a police officer saw an individual back up in his property about 25 feet, essentially whether an individual can be charged with drunk driving in private driveway. The police were…

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Success In Michigan Ignition Interlock Program Here in the State of Michigan, numerous courts throughout the state have been involved in a pilot program utilizing ignition interlock devices for drunk driving charges and conviction. The Michigan ignition interlock program places a device inside an individual’s motor vehicle, which then requires the individual to blow into the…

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Examining Drunk Driving Prevention Many individuals know that drunk driving charges can and are serious matters. This is especially true, not because of the possible jail confinement or fine imposed, but because of the other consequences, sanctions, and punishments that can be and are inflicted on an individual convicted of a drunk driving charge. At the…

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The State of Michigan has various alcohol related crimes involving various criminal acts, especially those involved with a motor vehicle. These charges and/or convictions include, but are not limited to, licensing sanction, jail time, fines, community service and/or counseling. It is imperative to know what can and will happen to you if you choose to accept or…

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Permitting Another To Drive Drunk (OWI) Here in the State of Michigan it is illegal and a criminal misdemeanor, generally, if an individual is convicted or found guilty of permitting another to drive drunk. See MCL 257.625(10)(a). This means that an individual convicted of permitting another to drive drunk could face 93-days in jail and/or…

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Marijuana And Driving  – Intoxicated or Not? Marijuana and driving may be the next big drunk driving issue within the United States, which is due to the passage of many laws allowing for the drug’s use for either recreation or medicinal purposes. It is interesting for individual’s who qualify for protection under the Michigan Medical Marihuana…

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OWI While Car Not Running – Can You Be Charged? An interesting and substantive question that arises when a police arrive to the scene of a suspected drunk driving, yet the officer discovers that the individual may have not actually been driving the vehicle. Instead, the vehicle is parked, the engine is turned off, and the…

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Medical Marijuana Drunk Driving In Michigan – When Does It occurs? It may be considered a landmark case for the Michigan Medical Marihuana community. The Michigan Supreme Court, in People v Koon, has held that individuals who qualify for immunity will not automatically be found to be driving “under the influence” simply because they internally…

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Consequences of Refusing Chemical Test Breathalyzer during DUI Stop Implied Consent Law: If arrested for a drunk driving offense in Michigan, all drivers are considered to have given their consent to take a chemical test to determine your bodily alcohol content (BAC) and refusing Chemical Test Breathalyzer has repercussions to the drivers’ license. Purpose: The immediate…

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Michigan Drunk Driving [DUI/OWI] – Quick Overview Michigan Drunk Driving Law provides that if you operate a motor vehicle in the State of Michigan with a blood alcohol level at .08 or above, you can be charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). See MCL 257.625. This offense is classified as a 93 day Misdemeanor, 6…

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