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3 things to know about OWI interactions in Michigan

Police officers need to have a specific reason for pulling over a vehicle. The fact that sobriety checkpoints are illegal in this state means that officers have to watch motorist behavior a bit closer so they can spot impaired drivers since they can’t count on...

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What are the underage OWI laws in Michigan?

As a general rule, Michigan uses similar OWI laws as those you’ll find in other states. For example, it is commonly said that the legal limit is a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%. When a police officer pulls someone over and gives them a breath test or a blood...

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Michigan OWI laws you need to know

In Michigan, if you drive after drinking, you may face “operating while intoxicated” or OWI charges. It’s possible to be arrested for this if you are in a parking lot or on a road while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or a combination of these. Additionally,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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