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Frank B. Ford

Dearborn Heights DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. 2 DUI My main concern are the six notarized sobriety letters. I don't have six people who would do that is there another way?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. John E. Melton
    3. Becket J. Jones
    4. David B. Carter Jr.
    5. Marshall S. Tauber
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    You don't have to have six letters. Six is the stated maximum. Three is the minimum. But they'd better be excellent letters. I very strongly suggest that you not do this without an experienced attorney to help you! You may have six letters, and none of them good enough to satisfy the Secretary of State. Your Substance Abuse Evaluation must also touch all the bases, and your presentation at the hearing must be excellent. If you lose, you will almost certainly have to wait a year to have...

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  2. Is it possible to receive no probation for a first-time OWVI conviction? If so, what are typical factors that help one obtain it

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Timothy J. Klisz
    3. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. David B. Carter Jr.
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    It is possible but extremely unlikely. A very low Bodily Alcohol Content, no unpleasant circumstances surrounding the stop and arrest, and an outstandingly positive assessment report might do it, but even then, probably not. Occasionally, a defendant might be given non-reporting probation. An attorney, presenting a great portrait of you at sentencing, is your best bet for as minimal consequences as possible. Good luck. Frank B. Ford 313-565-9289 or 313-486-9272

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  3. In February 2011 I was convicted of my first offense - OWVI. Why am I not allowed to enroll in certain programs in college?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Timothy J. Klisz
    3. Jared Clayton Austin
    4. Ted Harvatin
    5. Gerald R Stahl
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    Drunk driving convictions, of which OWVI (Operating while Visibly Impaired) is one, are criminal offenses. A drunk driving conviction cannot be expunged from your driving record, no matter how old it is. You should ask the school to specify exactly what their policy is, and see if they are willing to state what they see as the justification for the policy.

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  4. Michigan DUI Probation requirements

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Becket J. Jones
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Gerald R Stahl
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    You pose a very interesting question, and I would think you will want to speak with an attorney in Canada, or a US attorney who deals with Canadian laws on a regular basis. What I can tell you is this: The Driver Responsibility Fee is an assessment handled by the State of Michigan, not by the court. It is not a part of the criminal case itself. The criminal conviction for drunk driving triggers it, but it is an administrative action. You can't be put in jail for not paying it, they just...

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  5. METHOD OF CONVICTION: PLEA UNDER ADVISEMENT

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Allen M. Wolf
    2. Frank B. Ford
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    5. Parvine P. Ghandchi-Boji
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    A Plea Under Advisement is an arrangement where the defendant pleads guilty, but instead of the conviction going on the criminal history record immediately, the defendant is given conditions to comply with for a period of time, the file is essentially put on a shelf or in a file drawer for that period of time, and then, at the end of the period, if the defendant has done everything they were supposed to have done, and not done anything they were not supposed to do, then the charge would be...

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  6. Can I be sentenced to jail just for testing 15-30 minutes late outside of my testing window?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Gerald R Stahl
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. David B. Carter Jr.
    5. Marshall S. Tauber
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    The simple answer is, yes, any violation of probation can result in jail. The question really is, WILL it result in jail? The answer to that is subject to many variable, that need to be examined and presented to the court if you are cited for a violation. That is why, if you don't have an attorney, you should get one immediately, and if you do, you should be talking with her or him now.

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  7. I got a pulled over for speeding and got a dui. I have an angle on getting out of the ticket, thus the dui as well.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Steven Parnell Weaver
    3. Christopher Irvin Simser
    4. David B. Carter Jr.
    5. Becket J. Jones
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    Drunk driving is a criminal offense, that has consequences for the rest of your life. Many attorneys will do a short phone consultation at no charge, but to get the full benefit of an attorney's expertise, you should find one you feel comfortable with, retain them, and let them do their job for you. Frank B. Ford 313-565-9289 or 313-486-9272

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  8. How do I go about getting my driver's license back after a DUI from 2009?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Haytham Faraj
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Mark J. Issa
    5. Gerald R Stahl
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    You apparently had at least two drinking and driving offenses within a seven year period, and your license is revoked. If so, then you must go through a process with the Administrative Hearings Section of the Secretary of State, and establish to their satisfaction that any substance abuse/alcohol problem you had is under control and will remain under control. This involves detailed letters, an evaluation by a professional alcohol counselor, a urine test, and a hearing, which might, in your...

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  9. Can I travel out of the country with a DWI on my record?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Aaron Jeffrey Boria
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    It is my understanding that after five years from the end of your probation, you can apply to the Canadian government for rehabilitation, which does involve payment of a fee. In theory, you cannot enter Canada with a drunk driving conviction before that time, and until they are satisfied that you are "rehabilitated." I have heard of people getting into Canada for work purposes earlier, but I have never seen anything substantiating that. I do not have any information as to any other countries....

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  10. DUI Arrest

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Peter Alan VanGelderen
    3. Rhonda B. Ives
    4. Jamil Kamel Khuja
    5. Lee Thomas Hotchkin Jr
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    There are several pieces of information that will affect the answer. Do the police say that he refused the test? Was he on any medications or drugs? Has he had prior drinking and driving offenses? If all that is being tested is alcohol, the results may be back in a couple of weeks. If drugs are suspected, it could be a year. And even if his results come back below .08, he can still be charged, and can be convicted of Impaired Driving. He needs to retain an attorney at once! Sincerely,...

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