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ArborYpsi Law Articles To Check Out! DUIS, Chemical Tests, Guns, and More!

September 6, 2018 Criminal Law and Procedure

We know you’re busy so you may have missed some great ArborYpsi Law articles! We write on a variety of legal topics all the time. Below is a mix-up of some interesting articles and blog posts you may be interested in.

What happens if you’re charged with operating while intoxicated? What can you expect? What are the steps and what are your options? We address those questions in our article on Steps in an OWI case. Thousands and thousands of people are charged with drunk driving each year in Michigan. Many of these people are good people who never meant to put anyone in danger or even thought they were committing a crime. A drunk driving conviction of any kind in Michigan will go on your record and will stay there forever. No OWI conviction can be expunged. Being charged with an OWI is something to take seriously. We take it seriously. That’s why our websites has tons of information on OWIs. Check out our Steps in an OWI article to learn more and then continue browsing for more information.

In an OWI case, if you are arrested, the police officer will ask you to take a chemical test. The purpose of this chemical test is to determine whether you have an in what amount a level of alcohol or drugs. What if the officer asks you to take the test and you say “no?” The situation is fraught with legal complications. It is a process that invokes what is called the Implied Consent laws. A whole mess of legal consequences and processes come in to play. It is not a decision to make lightly by the driver. Of course, a driver after a night of cocktails or heroin may not be in the best shape to make a great decision regarding the chemical test. But sometimes after a long night of cocktails or heroin you do find yourself in that situation. We answer the question of What Happens if You Refuse a Chemical Test. If you have refused a chemical test, call us immediately – or at least within 14 days – of the refusal. We can help save your driver’s license! Ask us about Hardship Appeals.

ArborYpsi Law represents clients charged with more crimes than only OWIs – although we represent many clients on OWIs and challenge those cases regularly. Firearms Law is another area of criminal law where we help clients. Check out these firearms law links:

Many people take their concealed pistol license seriously. Once you lose a CPL, it’s difficult to get back. A CPL is a privilege in Michigan, not a right. Many, if not most, misdemeanor convictions will result in a suspension of your CPL. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, that suspension could be for either three years or eight years. A felony conviction means you cannot have a CPL. An expungement is the only way to reverse the ineligibility or revocation of a CPL due to a felony conviction. Read about Criminal Convictions that Will Make You Ineligible for a CPL.

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Get in touch with Attorney Sam Bernstein at 734-883-9584 or e-mail at bernstein@arborypsilaw.com.

Sam Bernstein is a Washtenaw County Defense Lawyer.

ArborYpsi Law is located at 4158 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI.

ArborYpsi Law is Here to Help

In the past week, we have represented two clients in Secretary of State Driver’s License Revocation hearings, two traffic ticket formal hearings, attended pre-trial conferences and sentencing hearings in DUI cases, and several hearings on everything from assault and battery and identity theft to retail fraud. We have been to district courts and circuit courts, in Washtenaw County and outside of Washtenaw County.

The people we represented this week are just like you. Maybe it’s someone who made a mistake or a person with momentary lapsed judgment. Maybe it’s someone who had a good reason for their illegal behavior. Or it could be someone who has underlying issues related to getting in trouble. Or a person who was 100% innocent of the crimes they were charged with.

It’s not our job to judge the people we represent. There’s enough people judging you. Many of those people are probably judging you unfairly or without all the facts. It would not be fair or right for your attorney to judge you as well. Our job is to get you results. We do not care what you did or are accused of that lead you to us. It really doesn’t matter to us. Again, our job is to get you results, and that’s what we’ll do.

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