You don't need six letters, but you do need at least three. This will be a strike against you, but not fatal. The letters better be really good and very specific. You increase you chances when you have an attorney to make sure that the record at the hearing is complete. www.lawmelton.com
No. Some lawyers are better at getting deals because they are more skilled and perhaps more likely to go to trial if needed. Also, since no two cases are alike, its hard to determine why a prosecutor will offer a deal in once case and not another. www.LawMelton.com
My office is in Sanilac County. On a 1st Offense, they will offer an impaired driving. Expect 6-12 months of non-reporting probation and about $1200 in fines and costs-with a payment plan if you need one. If you have a defense, the judge will listen, He's a former defense attorney.
Is this a first offense
My office is in Marlette- in Sanilac County.
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Impaired is a misdemeanor. But there are less points (4 instead of 6) and the Secretary of State usually will issue a restricted license instead of a suspended license. Your insurance will go up-but not as much as with an OWI. www.lawmelton.com Office in Marlette. This charge cannot be expunged.
I'm not sure that you should blame your lawyer. You did avoid jail. As for the fines, ask the probation officer if you can defer some of that with community service. It sounds as though you did not make a good impression on the judge and/or the Probation Department. This is harsher than most 1st DUI sentences given out in Port Huron County. The judge must have had a reason for doing all of this.
The attorney did the right thing. The judge could throw out the dtatamaster. As a result, your case might get dismissed or the charge might get reduced. The best way to win a jury trial is to win boefore getting to the jury.
Get a lawyer and turn yourself in at the courthouse. A good lawyer may be able to get a resolution negotiated before you get there. Get this behind you. This charge could come up at a traffic stop in your new state and you could be arrested. The fact that you are no longer in Michigan does not prevent this. Sooner or latter, this situation may very well come back to bite you-even from another state.
The answer depends on the particular circumstances of the case and the Supreme Court's decision. There just is not enough information given to provide a good answer. As usual, trying for free advice without giving specifics is not a substitute to hiring an attorney. www.LawMelton.com