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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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Clear Your Criminal Record in Michigan Through Expungement

Are you looking to get a criminal conviction removed from your record? Expungement laws in Michigan have undergone some significant positive changes in the past few years, as the law was amended twice, in 2011 and 2015. But what is expungement? When a conviction is expunged / set aside, it is sealed and will remain […]

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Drinking & Driving a Motorboat in Michigan

It’s summertime in Michigan, and summer for Michiganders usually consists of time spent on one of the many lakes in our state. Before going out and enjoying your time, it’s important that you know the risks associated with drinking and boating.   Much like drinking and driving a motor vehicle, it is also a crime […]

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Kalamazoo County Judge Suppresses Field Sobriety Tests

At our first jury trial since the admissibility of field sobriety tests came into question, the judge ruled the field sobriety tests are not admissible.  The defense’s trial attorney, Jessica LaFond (Hills Law Office), went on to win the reduction she was looking for. Field sobriety tests are the roadside tests used by a police […]

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Drunk Driving Roadside Tests Out (For Now)

The legislature recently passed a law regarding drug and drink driving arrests and prosecutions.  However, there was a technical error (may be a little sloppy) in the drafting of the law that some judges are reading to preclude prosecutors from using standard field sobriety tests in their drunk driving prosecutions.  Standard roadside dexterity tests have […]

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Refusal to Take Chemical Test

This blog post is a continuation of the drunk driving series from the last few weeks.  This week, we will discuss what the next step is if an individual refuses to submit to a chemical test. As a reminder, in the state of Michigan, a person must not operate a vehicle if he or she […]

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Evidentiary Breath Test (EBTs)

This blog is a continuation of the drunk driving series from last week’s post.  This week, we will discuss Evidentiary Breath Tests (EBTs). Again, in the state of Michigan, a person must not operate a vehicle if he or she “has an alcohol content of 0.08 grams or more per 100 milliliters of blood, per […]

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Preliminary Breath Tests (PBTs)

This blog is a continuation of the drunk driving series from last week’s post.  This week, we will discuss Preliminary Breath Tests (PBTs). Again, in the state of Michigan, a person must not operate a vehicle if he or she “has an alcohol content of 0.08 grams or more per 100 milliliters of blood, per […]

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Field Sobriety Tests

I am often asked about the different tests officers conduct on individuals who are pulled over and suspected of drinking and driving. In the state of Michigan, a person must not operate a vehicle if he or she “has an alcohol content of 0.08 grams or more per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters […]

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