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  • Why does Michigan call a DUI an OWI?
    Why does Michigan call a DUI an OWI?

    Across the United States, a driving under-the-influence (DUI) charge is the crime of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other controlled/intoxicating substances. ...

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  • Three Things to Know About Summer Drunk Driving Arrests
    Three Things to Know About Summer Drunk Driving Arrests

    While the warm weather and sunshine always makes this time of year the best for social gatherings, we must also be careful of how we get to and from those gatherings. Summertime means increased ...

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  • 17-year-olds Now Considered Minors in Michigan Criminal Justice System
    17-year-olds Now Considered Minors in Michigan Criminal Justice System

    In April 2019, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly approved a package of bills aimed to classify 17-year-olds as minors in the state’s criminal justice system . This bi-partisan move arrives from the ...

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  • How Michigan Police Arrest Drugged Drivers
    How Michigan Police Arrest Drugged Drivers

    Everyone is familiar with drunk driving. The old slogan, “drive sober or get pulled over,” is burned into our brains to remind us about the consequences of drinking and driving. Assumably, most people ...

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  • What it Means to “Operate” a Motor Vehicle in Drunk Driving Cases
    What it Means to “Operate” a Motor Vehicle in Drunk Driving Cases

    Drunk driving is illegal. This we all know. In Michigan though, the terminology is known as “Operating While Intoxicated” (OWI) rather than Driving Under the Influence (DUI). However, “operating” is ...

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  • How We Fought a Second OWI Offense and Won
    How We Fought a Second OWI Offense and Won

    Most people shudder at the thought of receiving a drunk driving conviction. People fear jail, fines, driving sanctions and the stigma associated with an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). Most people ...

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