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Michigan law and checkpoints for drunk driving

Many states have DUI checkpoints where police officers stop cars more or less at random to investigate whether the drivers show evidence of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Proponents say these checkpoints make the roadways safer for …


How do I avoid problems after being pulled over?

Seeing the flashing lights of a police car and hearing its siren behind you can be a frightening experience. Little good can come out of being pulled over. However, chances are that you will be pulled over at some point …


New options for DUI offenders to clear their record

A drunk driving conviction can take a toll on your life. Sure, it can prevent you from driving for a significant period of time and you may have to spend some time in jail, but if you’ve been convicted of …


Governor vetoes DUI expungement bill

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently vetoed a bill that would have allowed first-time drunk driving offenders to clear the conviction from their records. The bill would have allowed for judges to set aside a DUI conviction, on request, so long …


DUI charges and the consequences of prison time

Drunk driving cases often lead to various repercussions, such as the loss of driving privileges and a mark on one’s record (which frequently leads to career problems and other hardships). However, spending time behind bars is a very serious reality …