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Are breath and blood tests really accurate?

It’s not unusual for someone to have a few drinks before heading home after a long day at work or taking a break on the weekend to drink with some friends. However, a problem may arise if the authorities pull you over.  If this happens, you may find you are facing...

Are sobriety checkpoints legal in Michigan?

Summer celebration season is just around the corner and law enforcement officials want to make sure you celebrate safely. This is why you will see sobriety checkpoints from time to time throughout the country. The police will close down a roadway in order to chat with...

What to expect in the aftermath of a drunk driving accident?

Being involved in an accident while you are intoxicated can result in you facing serious consequences in Michigan. After this incident occurs, you may wonder what to do and what next steps to take. After the accident, you will face criminal charges for the incident....

Your acid reflux could result in a faulty OWI breath test

Did you know that an accurate OWI Breathalyzer test relies on you breathing in and out normally? Burping, belching or other such actions could make the test inaccurate. There are a couple of reasons why burping or belching could make your test in accurate. The first...

Legal medications can lead to OWI charges

Many people assume that they won’t face criminal charges in connection to taking prescription medications that are prescribed to them or over-the-counter medicines that they use in accordance with the instructions. While this is the case most of the time, there’s one...

Can an OWI blood test be wrong?

If you have been accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, then you may have had breath and blood samples taken. These samples can then be used as evidence against you in court. While it may seem like this kind of evidence would be foolproof, the reality is...

Why would an OWI breath test be wrong?

If you are stopped by the police and have a breath test come back at .08% or greater, then you will face an OWI. If that result shocked you, you may want to look into how you can fight back against that Breathalyzer test. Did you know that Breathalyzer tests can be...

What happens after a drunk driving crash?

Some people who are facing drunk driving charges are doing so because they were stopped by a law enforcement officer who saw signs of impairment; others were involved in a crash. Being involved in a drunk driving crash can set off a long string of legal matters for...

Can you contest an OWI blood test?

If you are charged for operating your vehicle while under the influence, it’s important that you understand your rights. One of the things you are able to do is to contest the blood test you took, especially if you believe that it was inaccurate. It’s a good idea to...

How does an OWI conviction affect travel to Canada?

If you’re deciding whether or not it’s worth fighting your operating while intoxicated (OWI) charge, it’s important to understand all the ways it could potentially affect your life and career. One consequence of having an OWI or other drunk driving-related conviction...