Because you have an attorney the only prudent advice I can give is to listen precisely to what he / she says to you.
If you have questions about how the conviction could impact your VISA, than you should be directing those questions to an attorney well versed in immigration law. There are several excellent immigration attorneys in the East Lansing / Lansing area.
Again, follow the advice of your attorney. His / her advice will be better than any an attorney on this forum can offer...
There is a six year statute of limitations on all general crimes in the State of Michigan. There are longer statute of limitations time periods for more serious offenses, including rape, murder, armed robbery, etc.
Thus the Prosecutor can charge you at any time within six years of this alleged offense.
In OWI cases where blood is taken instead of breath, the blood specimen is sent to the Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory in Lansing. Based on my experience, results currently...
No. Michigan shares drunk driving info with everyone. Whatever website is telling you we don't is wrong. Not everything on the internet is true.
There are bigger fish to fry though. You should be consulting with an attorney on this case.
Best of Luck.
You can hire an attorney pre-charge to check the status of any pending warrants on a daily basis, or you can save the cash and contact the court yourself directly every day or two to determine if / when a warrant has been issued.
If blood was drawn as a result of the arrest, it could take one or several months before the bloodwork comes back from the Michigan State Police Crime Lab. The Prosecutor's Office likely won't press forward with charges until that bloodwork comes back.
The court orders in terms of probation, fines, costs, etc realistically have nothing to do with your revocation issue. License revocation is governed by the Secretary of State.
Driving While Impaired is a drunk driving offense. Having two drunk driving offenses in the time period you referenced is enough for a revocation. There doesn't appear to be a legal issue with your revocation in other words.
Getting your license back is no simple task. You should research the issue on the...
Impaired is a reduction from OWI amd has decreased penalties across the board. 4 instead of 6 points on your driving record. $500 a year in drivers responsibility fees rather than $1,000. Restricted driving privileges rather than a hard suspension.
I can't tell you anything about your insurance other than it is likely to go up.
Yes, Impaired is still a misdemeanor. And, unfortunately traffic offenses / drunk driving offenses can never be expunged (set aside) in the State of Michigan....
The difference in penalties is big. However in terms of the charges themselves, generally speaking the Zero Tolerance charge is forwarded in cases where a minor (under 21 years of age) has a BAC of between 0.02 and 0.08%.
An OWI will be charged whenever any person (under / over 21) has a BAC of between 0.08 and 0.17%.
If you are charged with either, it is in your best interest to obtain legal counsel. OWIs are common in terms of how often the crime is charged across the state, but the...
Attorney Catchick hit the nail on the head. Yes, a person could be charged with assault for swinging if the swing put the individual in reasonable fear of an imminent battery.
If you are the victim, then you can contact the police or prosecutor's office to file a police report in the matter.
Also, to be clear, only the Prosecutor can "file charges", as per Michigan law they are the only ones with authority to do so. You can file a police report complaint, but the Prosecuting Attorney...