A Michigan woman was recently charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI), also referred to as drunk driving or DUI. The charges stem from allegations that the woman was speeding and driving erratically. After receiving a call from another driver on the road, Troy police officers allegedly saw the driver on Interstate 75 speeding at more than 90 mph.
September 2011 Archives
Any drunk driving charge can have serious consequences. The fines and fees alone can be extremely costly, and the potential for jail time or having your license suspended is very real. However, when individuals who have previously been convicted of drunk driving are charged with a subsequent offense, the penalties can be even more severe.
Sometimes it is unclear what sparked a fight between two people. In some situations, two people get into an argument or disagreement and before they know it, the fight has escalated and police are pounding on the front door. Whatever the reason a fight begins, being charged with domestic violence or assault is a serious matter.
As the fall college semester begins, police around many campuses are stepping up their enforcement efforts regarding student alcohol-related offenses, including DUI (also known as OWI in Michigan). Officers in many places are making more arrests for these offenses, as well as for possession or use of unlawful drugs, such as marijuana.
There are many different drug charges that exist in Michigan. No matter what the charge - whether it is for drug possession, drug trafficking, or even drug manufacturing - the penalties can be severe. Especially for individuals who have had prior run-ins with the law, consequences can include hefty fines, a jail sentence, or even community service.
The recent arrest of a Michigan man shows that law enforcement will aggressively investigate a crime until someone is arrested. The man was charged with a number of crimes including first-degree murder, felony murder, and armed robbery.
Federal law enforcement agencies are serious when pursuing charges when suspecting fraud. Eighteen individuals from Michigan have recently been charged with Medicare fraud, charges that resulted from a multi-agency investigation.
After the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the sale of medical marijuana is now illegal, many are wondering whether the practice of selling medical marijuana would continue. But will it simply push the sales into an inappropriate venue?