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Drunk Driver’s Sentence Requires Sale of Three Cars

Sep 2nd, 2016 baronedefenew

A New York drunk driver was ordered to sell three cars as a condition of probation.  If you are convicted of drunk driving in Michigan, then could you also be ordered to sell your cars? Because all Michigan OWI cases involved driving while...

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Ohio Imposes Driver License Sanctions after Michigan DUI Conviction

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Many Ohio residents travel to Michigan for business or pleasure.  While in Michigan they are sometimes arrested for DUI.  A frequent question for these Ohio drivers looking at a Michigan DUI conviction is “what will happen to my Ohio driver license?  Like...

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Innocent Owner Defense Doesn’t Apply to DUI Car Forfeiture

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Michigan law provides that drivers convicted of drunk driving can have their cars forfeited.  This means that upon conviction the state can take the convicted drunk driver’s car.  In those cases where the car was used without the permission or knowledge of...

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Will You Lose Your Car for a DUI Forfeiture?

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To help make up for lost revenue, more Michigan counties are seeing forfeiture of the cars driven by people arrested for DUI.  Will yours be next? If the Oakland County Prosecutor has her way, then the answer may well be “yes.” Jessica...

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Court Questions High Costs in Michigan DUI Cases

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In the recent Michigan Supreme Court case of People v. Cunningham, the court was called upon to decide if Michigan law[i] provides courts with the independent authority to impose costs upon criminal defendants. This question was presented because Cunningham was ordered to...

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Travel to Canada Not Allowed After Michigan Drunk Driving Conviction

Sep 1st, 2016 baronedefenew

Michigan shares a rather large border with Canada and so it is very common for Michigan residents to travel to Canada for both business and pleasure.  Being convicted of even a single instance of drunk driving can complicate such travel. According to...

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