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OWI third offense(felony) charge in Kent County, is there any possibility of getting this charge reduced to a misdemeanor?
I was charged with OWI third, had two prior convictions, one as a minor. I'm hoping not to lose my ability to possess a firearm, any chance of getting the charges reduced in this county?
What you are trying to do is usually very difficult, but not impossible. There are MANY very good OWI Grand Rapids-...
I live in California and am currently on probation for an OWI 2nd offense that I received in Michigan. My license was revoked for one year. Is it possible to win my Drivers License appeal hearing if I am still on probation? I hear this is very hard, but by the time I file for the appeal I will have 15 months of demonstrable sobriety, including voluntary testing beyond what was ordered by the court, and I can produce notarized letters from others testifying to my sobriety. I also attend AA, counseling, and alcohol programs. I have no probation violations of any kind, and I am serious about my sobriety. What are my chances of winning my appeal and getting a clearance? Please don't just tell me I need a lawyer. I know that. If you can provide a substantive answer, I will contact your office.
Your chances are slim of getting a full license on your first attempt. More than likely you would get a restricted with...
Just out of curiosity, since I have never been in the system before with a clean record, I am just curious what happens on the day of my pre sentencing? What happens on that day? Also what does it mean by Alcohol Assessment? Will I have to drop on that day? Will I have to drop in general? Judge never said anything about probation when I plead guilty to an impaired driving.
The Alcohol Assessment is essentially a guide for the judge to understand what your alcohol history is, meaning...
I'm 19 a freshmen in a local Community College on probation for DUID in Novi, have a 3.7 all my fines are paid and all requirements are met. Tested clean for the last six months and got accepted into the University of Arizona Business School for Business Administration. By the time i would leave in the fall i would have everything done with probation but only be a little more than halfway done with it. How do i go about being granted permission to attend this out of state school. Its a really good school and top twenty for my undergrad program and probation shouldn't have a say in my future as i have worked hard for this opportunity.
You will need permission from the court to leave the state while on probation. Inform your PO and make sure you have...
Do I need to report my out of state careless driving plea (after DUI arrest) to the Michigan Board of Medicine?
I was arrested in another state 10 years ago for a DUI, but was able to lower my plea to careless driving misdemeanor. Since I've completed medical school and residency. I will be moving to Michigan and joining a medical practice. The forms for medical licensing in Michigan ask "Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor involving the illegal delivery, possession or use of alcohol or a controlled substance (including motor vehicle violations)?" Do I say yes to this even though my careless driving plea and court record do not make mention of alcohol? The background check and fingerprinting will show my arrest record, so am I just better off saying yes? Will I still be able to get a medical license in Michigan?
In Michigan, Careless Driving is not a misdemeanor, but apparently it was in the state where this incident occurred,...
In February 2011 I was convicted of my first offense - OWVI. Why am I not allowed to enroll in certain programs in college?
During the summer of 2010, I ended up being pulled over for the first time and blew right at the legal limit. I plead guilty and was convicted in February 2011. Why is it that I am not allowed to enroll in certain programs such as Medical because I have a misdemeanor? I have tried to have this expunged but I was told I had to wait a minimum of 5 years before they even consider it. Is the school allowed to deny my admission to a program because of this? I was told I could not enroll in any of their medical programs if I have a misdemeanor, but this is not a criminal offense is it?
Yes it is a misdemeanor and no it cannot be expunged. They are specifically exempted from the law of expungement. I...
I have exhausted all options short of applying for a pardon to alter a conviction of OWI third. I see that a collateral attack on a prior conviction in which I was not informed of the importance of retaining counsel at the age of 17 after receiving my first OWI may be an option. Is this possible and is anyone interested, looking to retain competent counsel. I need help, unfortunately I made mistakes when I was 17, 19, and 24, have maintained sobriety, graduated from college with multiple degrees and still am lagged by this conviction in every way. If attending law school was an option, I would do this as my background as a Historian and grades are good enough too, but the reality, just like with so many other positions is that I am barred sometimes by law and de facto policies.
The most often used line in law is "ignorance of the law is not a defense". Unfortunately, that is a true statement of...
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