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My boyfriend has been participating in a sobriety court program for the last 13 months after his 3rd DUI. He's been doing very well and has not messed up until recently. He violated his probation and got a driving on restricted and driving after using an inhalant, courts removed him from the program and sent the case back over to circuit court for sentencing. My question is, should I hire an attorney, would one be helpful in this matter and what potentially is he looking at as far as sentencing goes. I don't know what to do or if a lawyer could do anything for him at this point.
You should hire an attorney immediately if he did not have one previously. An attorney will be able to argue on his...
Mother in law called on me
Anything is possible with the right attorney. Prisecutors and judges take these very seriously, so don't take any...
Got arrested for dwi in mich got released on pr bond violated spent 2 weeks in jail new bond set at $500 saw different judge to try to get into a sobriety program in a neighboring county this judge decided to revoke bond because of previous violations that I spent the 2 weeks in jail for can I get my $ back or go to original judge to have bond reinstated
Judges have wide discretion in setting bonds. You can hire a local attorney who can request a hearing to modify the...
In your experience, is it common for a first offender with a BAC in the range of 'Super Drunk' to be given jail time?
A LOT of it depends on your Judge. Was there an accident or any kids in the car? How high above .17 was the driver (...
Dui's stay on record for life in Michigan don't they?
They do stay on both your criminal record and driving record forever. DUI's, like all driving offenses, can never be...
Hello, I need some advice on what "could" happen. I am currently on probation in two counties for two separate crimes. One is an OWI and the other is for embezzlement under $200. I am currently serving weekends in jail for the embezzlement and daily breathalyzers for the OWI in the other county. I violated my probation this morning by blowing a .026. My question is, will I have to go to court in both counties also, what can I expect if this is my second violation (second positive PBT). Both probations have the requirement that I not consume alcohol (I know, shouldn't have drank). On a side note, I have been attending AA and have signed myself up for IMPACT weekend on my own. Any helpful insight or advice is greatly appreciated.
You need damage control and fast. Hire a good criminal defense attorney in your area. This is a second alcohol...
In 2003, I received a DUI in California...however, I explained to the officer that I was in the process of moving back to Michigan the following week. At this point, the officer decided not to arrest me, allowed a friend to pick me up and take me home. I moved back to Michigan as planned, hired a lawyer, payed my fines and completed 16 hours of community service. "Nothing changes, if Nothing changes". I received another owi in 2007 & 2009. In both cases, nothing from California surfaced...so I didn't offer the information. Thanks to AA, I am in long-term recovery and have been sober over 2 1/2 years. I am eligible to request a hearing with the SOS to reinstate my driving privileges. Should I divulge the information re: California? It asks on the paperwork of any other 'convictions'.
They may find it through the national registry even tho MI is not in the Compact. Registry is a dupifferent deal.