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Could anti-DUI technology replace field sobriety tests?

Usually, when people are stopped for drunk driving, it is by the police. But that job could soon go to your car. Congress is eyeing a bill that would require carmakers to include advanced anti-drunk driving technology in their vehicles. The requirement is just one of many spending and regulation proposals rolled into the $1...

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Another blow to breathalyzers: DUI tests losing ground in Michigan, Massachusetts

Massachusetts has become one of the latest states to, at least informally, abandon breathalyzers. Nearly all of the state's district attorneys have either stopped using breathalyzer results as evidence in driving under the influence (DUI) cases, or they have seriously limited the inclusion of the results in trial. They have good reason: some 27,000 Massachusetts...

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Michigan closer to passing DUI expungement bill

Michigan's House has approved a new DUI expungement bill that they are hoping the governor won't reject this time. The bill amends the state's laws in regards to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, otherwise known as OWI or DUI. If it wins final approval, people found guilty of first-offense OWI could apply to have...

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Police may soon have THC breathalyzers - will they be accurate?

Law enforcement is getting closer to having a marijuana breath test ready for quick roadside sobriety checks. A company called Hound Labs is developing a marijuana breathalyzer that can tell if a person has consumed marijuana within the last four hours. In addition to roadside checks, the THC breathalyzer could be used in employment and...

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What are Michigan’s new clean slate laws?

Most people deserve a second chance. That’s the premise behind Michigan’s new “Clean Slate” laws, which are intended to allow some adult and juvenile residents an opportunity to clear their criminal records of nonviolent crimes. How Michigan's Clean Slate laws work The new laws were approved last fall and took effect on April 11, 2021....

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What are my rights if pulled over for DUI?

A police officer approaches you and starts asking questions about drinking. You probably realize the officer suspects you of driving under the influence (DUI), also known as DWI or OWI. What are your rights? First off, it’s important to understand your rights if you’re suspected of DUI. Knowing them can make a difference as you...

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What are state and federal penalties for tax evasion?

Tax evasion occurs when a person or company illegally evades paying their tax liability. Simply having tax debt or being slightly behind on your tax debt payments doesn't constitute tax fraud. If a person is negligent, or if the government cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime has been committed, the penalty for...

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Subsequent drug charges in Michigan can result in harsh penalties

Being convicted of a drug charge in Michigan can have serious consequences. People found guilty may face penalties that include jail time, fines, court fees, community service, suspension of their driver’s license and mandatory substance abuse counseling. If you have been convicted on a second, third or subsequent drug charge, the penalties get harsher. It’s...

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