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Drunk Driving: A Dangerous Choice This Holiday Season!

As Thanksgiving approaches, now is a good time to remind people of the other festivities happening this week. No, not Black Friday; we're taking about Blackout Wednesday! Many bartenders have started referring to Thanksgiving Eve by this name, though still others prefer Drinksgiving or Black Wednesday. Regardless, what's all this about? According to the Wall Street Journal, the day before Thanksgiving has become the biggest bar night of the year in the United States. In fact, the Chicago Tribune states that it has surpassed New Year's Eve and even St. Patrick's Day as the preeminent drinking holiday in that Midwestern metropolis.  It is also a huge night for drunk driving.

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.

The Justice System: Client Responsibilities

In the justice system, even the best and most experienced criminal defense attorney can only put a client on solid footing to succeed in life.  Like in a parent/child relationship, the client, just like a child, has a responsibility to take advantage of opportunities provided by the attorney (parent).

The Justice System: Client Responsibilities

In the justice system, even the best and most experienced criminal defense attorney can only put a client on solid footing to succeed in life.  Like in a parent/child relationship, the client, just like a child, has a responsibility to take advantage of opportunities provided by the attorney (parent).

Felony Consequences in The Justice System

In The Justice System, it is obvious that state and federal felony charges can have serious consequences, including substantial incarceration, parole, probation, fines and costs, attorney fees, and non-citizen deportation.

Drunk Driving Means Serious Consequences in Michigan

Drinking and driving in Michigan has serious consequences. It is not taken lightly by the criminal justice system. Over the years, Michigan has substantially increased the minimum criminal punishments to those found guilty of drinking and driving. But it is not only those that have been caught drunk driving that fall under Michigan's intoxicated driving laws. Those with other illegal, and sometimes legal, drugs in their system can be found guilty under the same laws used to convict offenders guilty of consuming alcohol and driving.

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