Archive for August, 2014

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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Prosecutorial Misconduct

The prosecutor and defense attorney in a criminal case each have certain roles.  They also each have limitations by which they must abide.  This post will discuss a prosecutor’s limitations in convincing the jury to convict a defendant. One of the guidelines for a prosecutor’s conduct is the prosecutor cannot urge the jury to convict […]

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Restitution in a Criminal Case

I am often asked about how a court determines the amount of restitution owed in a criminal case.  To begin with, restitution is the amount of money a court deems sufficient to compensate a victim for his or her losses caused by a defendant. A crime victim has a right to restitution.  However, restitution only […]

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