Was ordered by wi. When I tried to have interlock device installed The office staff asked for my Wi. lisense number, since I don't have one I was refered to the Wi. Department of transportation. There I was told to pay a wi. driver responsibil...
I've represented many out of State clients, so let me answer this question first as I do for my clients who do not have a license in Michigan. If arrested and convicted, MI SOS will impose a suspension according to the particular conviction. However, those suspensions/restrictions/interlock apply only within the State of MI. Their HOME state controls their privileges for that State and every other. However, IF they chose to drive in Michigan, they must abide by the MI sanctions. It is unclear if MI SOS has been notified by WI of your offense, or if they have taken any action, however, your privileges to drive in WI will be controlled by WI. So, if an interlock is ordered/required, I suggest you make sure one is installed if you intend on driving in WI.
I also concur with my other counsel that it is imperative to contact a WI attorney.
Probation officer suggested in report for 30 days in jail with 1 day credit, sobriety court, fines and other costs. 5 years of probation. I was in inpatient facility for 48 days and currently in IOP also attending AA with signed documentation. I ...
As the other lawyers have referenced, 30 days is the statutory mandatory minimum. Each judge in Grand Rapids treats these cases differently but the minimum 30 is very likely to be imposed. It's helpful Probation recommends the minimum but the Judge makes final decision. Again, judge-specific, but work release should be approved and then must be authorized by the jail/Kent County Sheriffs Dept.
Good luck and very impressed with your hard work on your recovery.See question
Owi offense 6 month probation random urine screwns
Yes. Kalamazoo absolutely will use ETG for testing on Bond and on Probation.See question
I was arrested in auburn hills, Mi Oakland county, and took a breathalyzer and then was brought to the hospital for a blood test, and now I am facing a pending charge. Was released from the jail within 2 1/2 hours and did not have to be bailed out.
It is common practice around the state that when a blood test is conducted, the officer will submit police report to Prosecutors office to await blood results to determine the appropriate charge or charges. If alcohol, typical turn around time is 2-3 weeks, if drugs, it could be months.
If you were released and not charged, it's because they believe they do not have sufficient evidence for a charge (at that time)
It is important to retain counsel even during this time to prepare for what may happen. Time is on your side for the moment. Be proactive.See question
I refused to take a breath test. I was given a piece of paper by the secretary of state but I did not send it in in time to get a hearing on my refusal. My court appointed attorney did a great job on my criminal charges, but was appointed late a...
I may interpret your question incorrectly but here are two answers depending on context of the issue: first, your refusal was an Implied Consent violation which caused a 1 year suspension. The Officer involved, or the Prosecutor, both have the ability to Withdraw the suspension with proper letter being submitted to the Secretary of State. Alternatively, under my impression of your question, you may apply to the Circuit Court for a Hardship license, where the Judge may grant restricted driving privileges. The county prosecutor often take the role of SOS Counsel for that hearing and in some cases will stipulate or agree without a hearing. In both scenarios, my strong suggestion is to seek assistance of counsel.See question
I have interlock on my vehicle. I have had it on for nearly 5 years. I was denied my initial request to have it removed in 2012 due to a couple failed tests in 2010. I had zero failed tests and didn't drink at all from November 2010-April 2014. I...
The purpose of this hearing is to address these positive tests, which may include all of them and not just the most recent. The hearing officer does have the power to reinstate your previous Revoked status, and/or discretion to continue your current status. I would agree with my colleagues that based upon the apparent history a loss of privileges is likely. A hearing officer is extremely unlikely to be swayed by any personal reason or hardship (45 miles to work, children, etc) but will rely upon accuracy/reliability of the specific violations. In addition, hiring an atty is imperative as well as obtaining the reports/downloads of all of your testing. Your hearing (presumably) will take place at SOS branch in Benton Harbor but conducted via video.See question
I want to know if NJ reports to Michigan.
It is possible that your license will be suspended. This question can not clearly be answered until the end result in NJ is obtained. However, simply being charged will not effect your Michigan license. It is important to understand that NJ can only suspend your driving privileges when you are in NJ or specifically your driving privileges within NJ, and only Michigan may suspend your privileges for Michigan and every other state. Typically, Michigan will impose the same suspension that the convicting state (NJ) would impose.
However, Michigan is one of a handful of states that is not a member of the Interstate Compact, but it is likely that NJ would report a DUI/DWI to Michigan Secretary of State, who would then send an additional notice to you regarding any suspension, additional suspension, or different suspension, resulting from the activity from NJ.
I would recommend contacting an attorney in NJ that focuses their practice in DUI defense, and feel free to contact me regarding any further issues regarding your Michigan license.See question
I am 20 years old and I blew a .05. For my line of work I need to be able to drive and I also need to be able to drive to get to my college courses.
Mr. Blanchard is correct - as a minor (under 21) it is anticpated that you would be charged with the Zero Tolerance (which is technically .02) and would face a potential suspension of 30 days. That suspension would be restricted, which allows you to drive to and from employment, and in the course of that employment. It would also allow you to drive to and from school, any counseling, and community service. Further, you would be required to pay a reinstatement fee to the Secretary of State at the end of that suspension to to regain full license.
If under some circumstance you were charged, or more specifically pled/convicted of the higher offense(s), OWI or OWVI, you would face a 30 day suspension (no privileges) + 150 days restricted for the OWI or a 90 day restricted license for the OWVI (Impaired).
In any event, it is important to contact an attorney that concentrates on DUI (Zero Tolerance, OWI, OWVI) to make sure that your rights and your future are protected.See question
This is my first time getting arrested and I have no idea as to what I should do.
The short answer: NOT GUILTY. It would be advisable to have an attorney retained to assist you even at these early stages. The first step in the process is pleading Not Guilty at the arraignment, which is where the Judge or a Magistrate will read the charges and the maximum penalties. In many circumstances, your attorney can waive this court appearance and schedule your case for a Pretrial, which is where the attorney and the city or county prosecutor discuss possible resolutions. Even though it is your first time, it is very important, in my opinion, to retain an attorney who is well versed in DUI. This is a complex area of the law, and includes penalties that may stay with you for the rest of your life.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.See question
I had a dui in MI years ago, I did my time and took care of it. I recieved anoter one almost ten years latter and l left rather then go to jail for a year. It's now 14 years latter, if I return will there still be a warnt for me? Or is there a s...
I think the other fine attorneys have answered your question - Is there a statute of limitation that applies? - NO.
However, under your fact pattern, it is important to understand some of the penalties that you are potentially facing. First, since there was a 10 year gap between your offenses, there is a 93 day max on a potential jail sentence since it would be a 1st offense. There is also a likely penalty for the contempt of court - failure to appear, which can be up to 30 days. Further, the penalties imposed would be under the law of 14 years ago, and not present penalties.
In addition, it would be anticipated that rather severe bond conditions would be imposed if returning for an arraignment or appearing to have warrant lifted, therefore, it would be advisable to have an attorney attempt to have this matter resolved immediately, which may include a plea, but preferably a dismissal.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.See question