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Under the Influence of Marijuana While Driving – Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act in Michigan

What is the MRTMA? The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act  (MRTMA) was passed in November 2018. The passing of this act will affect what it means to be “under the influence of marijuana” while driving. The MRTMA does not allow for the operation, navigation or physical control of any motor vehicle while under […]

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15 minutes prior to administering the breath test for suspicion of drunk driving

Have you been charged with drunk driving / operating while intoxicated in the state of Michigan? Drunk Driving Suspicion When a person is arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, the police will require that person to submit to either a breath or a blood test to determine bodily alcohol content (BAC).  In most circumstances, law […]

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Application For Original Driving License/Privileges Denied By The State of Michigan

Facts: The prospective clients has had his application for an original license in Michigan denied-rejected. He was told that the State of Michigan will not issue driving privileges to him until at least 03/11/2018. He DID NOT APPLY for an original Michigan driver’s license prior to being convicted of 2 moving violations in the three years […]

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New Law for Appealing to Circuit Court for Restricted Driver’s License

Have you had your driving privileges revoked, denied, or restricted by the Michigan Secretary of State? As of August 1, 2016, circuit courts in Michigan can now authorize restricted driving privileges to those drivers whose driving privileges are revoked/denied/restricted pursuant to section 257.303 of the Michigan Vehicle Code, e.g. multiple alcohol/drug related driving convictions, multiple […]

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New Michigan Driver’s License Appeal Policy

For those individuals who have been on a restricted license that required them to drive with an ignition interlock (II) on their vehicle will now have a new Driver’s License Appeal policy. In the event that you are going to request an Administrative Review, a paper hearing, instead of a video or in-person hearing, your […]

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Driver’s License Q&A: Re-Examination

Jerry Hopkins heads the Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Division at Hills Law Office and for 30 years worked at the Michigan Secretary of State office overseeing driver’s license litigation. Jerry answers driver’s license questions in this Q&A series reprinted from the Kalamazoo Gazette. Q: I’m 83 years old and got a letter from the Secretary […]

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Driver’s License Q&A: Breath Test Refusal

Jerry Hopkins heads the Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Division at Hills Law Office and for 30 years worked at the Michigan Secretary of State office overseeing driver’s license litigation. Jerry answers driver’s license questions in this Q&A series reprinted from the Kalamazoo Gazette. Q: I was arrested for drunk driving and I refused to take […]

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Driver’s License Q&A: Drunk Driving Revocation

Jerry Hopkins heads the Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Division at Hills Law Office and for 30 years worked at the Michigan Secretary of State office overseeing driver’s license litigation. Jerry answers driver’s license questions in this Q&A series reprinted from the Kalamazoo Gazette. Q: When a driver’s license is revoked for two or more drunk […]

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Driver’s License Q&A: Video Hearings

Jerry Hopkins heads the Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Division at Hills Law Office and for 30 years worked at the Michigan Secretary of State office overseeing driver’s license litigation. Jerry answers driver’s license questions in this Q&A series reprinted from the Kalamazoo Gazette. Q: I hear since you retired as a Driver Assessment & Appeals […]

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Driver’s License Q&A: Talk to Lawyer Before Alcohol Test?

Jerry Hopkins heads the Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Division at Hills Law Office and for 30 years worked at the Michigan Secretary of State office overseeing driver’s license litigation. Jerry answers driver’s license questions in this Q&A series reprinted from the Kalamazoo Gazette. Q: If I’m arrested for drunk driving and asked to take a […]

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