Jail is unlikely with this charge, but you never know.
In your question, though, you said that you were mostly concerned about your criminal record. In Michigan, a crime must be punishable by MORE THAN 90 days to be reportable on your record. Since the maximum possible penalty for Disorderly Conduct is only 90 days, it does not get reported on your record. If that is truly your concern, you do not need to hire an attorney; your record will be protected.
Good luck, and tell Judge Oakley I...
Unless I am reading this wrong, it appears to be your second OWI, and the first in 21 years.
If that is the case, in Washtenaw County, you are looking at a charge of Operating with a High BAC, or "Super Drunk Driving." That is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail, and hefty fines and court costs. The most problematic part of a Super Drunk conviction, however, is the impact on your driver's license. Up to a year suspension. You can get a restricted license after 45 days, if you...
Probation terms vary greatly between judges and counties. The simple answer to your question is, the sooner you satisfy all the conditions of your probation, the sooner you'll be discharged. BUT, the judge will keep you on probation until he/she is satisfied that you've learned your lesson. Plan on being on probation for a few months, anyway.
Ask your lawyer for specifics about your particular judge, and whether he/she will file a motion for early discharge from probation on your behalf....
Unfortunately, your resolution of the criminal case does not affect the SOS sanctions on your license. Your license will be revoked for at least five years. That means that after five years, you will be able to apply to get your license back, but it is not guaranteed. In fact, it is likely that your first application will be denied. Before you get your full driving privileges restored, it is very likely that you will have a restricted license, with an ignition interlock installed on your car,...
My colleagues above are correct. Criminal restitution, unlike a civil judgment, is partially based upon your ability to pay. If you are honestly trying to honor your obligations, but are unable, then you should not be in trouble.
Communication is key. I tell my clients to stay in close communication with their probation agents. Let him/her know if you're having difficulties. As long as they don't feel like you're jerking them around, you'll have fewer problems.
Bottom line: you need an...
Embezzlement is just a larceny of money or goods you come in contact with through your employment. In Michigan, the penalties for larceny and embezzlement increase depending on the amount stolen. There is no difference in the penalties between larceny and embezzlement of similar amounts.
That being said, when you think of things with a long-term perspective, embezzlement looks worse on your record to future employers. You should keep that in mind when making decisions about your case....
Talk to a local attorney. Now.
The simple answer to your question is, "yes." But a skilled local attorney that knows the police and prosecutors is crucial at this stage. He or she should be able to guide you through this process, and even advise you whether working with the police is a good idea or not.
Don't wait any more. Call an attorney now. Most defense attorneys offer free initial consultations.
Much like coaching little league, it's often more effective to have someone else teach you children, since they won't listen to their parents.
Turning yourself in on a warrant is so much better than waiting to be arrested. Someone needs to drive that point home to your son. A knowledgable lawyer could be that person.
Regardless, your son needs legal representation, and now. Find a local lawyer with a good reputation to help keep your son out of jail.