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September 2016 Archives

Sentencing: Surviving Your Stay at OCJ

Facing jail time at sentencing is a scary prospect for almost everyone. However, the Law Office of John Freeman, PLLC, has used its years of experience to put together information that could prove important for those facing incarceration at the Oakland County Jail (OCJ) or other local jails:

Drunk Driving: Are the Test Results Accurate?

According to various local news sources, a majority of drunk driving   alcohol tests performed by the Michigan State Police (MSP) between December 15, 2015 and April 23, 2016, were recently discovered to be inaccurate. These findings were reported in the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and on MLive.com. Of the 2,748 tests administered that measured BAC values above zero, a whopping 2,007 were found to have the wrong results. That's almost 3 out of 4 tests. This inaccuracy was supposedly due to the MSP Forensic Science Division's incorrect calibration model used to measure BAC levels.

Drunk Driving: Punishment and Treatment

Drunk Driving is a serious problem. Michigan judges and law enforcement officials are encouraging drivers not to drink and drive and to use a designated driver this Labor Day weekend through the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. But due to the recent addiction epidemic that is engulfing communities nation-wide, one Macomb County district judge has also introduced a program designed to help those suffering from addiction.