Getting Your Driver’s License Back: The Appeal Hearing
To get your driver’s license back, you have to have an appeal hearing before the Office of Hearings and Administrative…Read More
The 77 Day Rule: Friend or Foe for Defendants?
By: Attorney G. Jack Burke A client recently contacted our office wondering if the so-called “77 Day Rule” could help…Read More
How to Start a Company
Starting a company is actually simpler than it seems. To start a company: choose your business type (such as an…Read More
Seven Steps to Help Protect Your Business from a Data Breach
Cybercriminals are upping their game in an effort to obtain credit-card numbers, social-security numbers, PINs, and other personal information from…Read More
Suing Your Former Employee’s New Employer
Conspiracy, collusion, conundrum, oh my . . . Are these thoughts going through your mind? Did your biggest competitor just…Read More
How to Avoid Fiduciary-Duty Claims
If you’re from Detroit, or a Lions’ fan, you surely remember when Calvin Johnson made that great, game-winning catch against…Read More
Why Create an Entity? 6 Reasons You Should Become an Organized Business Entity
Many people dream about being entrepreneurs. They may begin by doing something they love, and then they start getting paid…Read More
Nine Ways a DUI Can Destroy Your Career
There is no doubt that being arrested for drunk driving can ruin your life. Particularly, if you don’t hire the…Read More
Will I go to Jail for My First DUI?
Do you have pending drunk driving -- “driving while intoxicated,” “driving under the influence,”(DUI) or “operating while intoxicated” -- charges?…Read More
DUI Defense, DWI, Other, Q&A
Am I More Likely to be Arrested for Drunk Driving if I Wear a Face Mask?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) now “recommends” wearing cloth face mask coverings in public settings, at least…Read More
How Probate Works in Michigan
Probate is how an estate gets settled with court supervision. A person, often a surviving spouse or adult child, is…Read More
How to Handle a Small Estate in Michigan
If you're wrapping up the estate of a Michigan resident who died with an estate that's worth less than a…Read More
Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement – Do I Need One?
What Is an LLC Operating Agreement? An operating agreement for a Limited Liability Company is a document by which you…Read More
Should you set up your company as an LLC or S Corporation?
As you are starting a business, you are confronted with a question right out of the box: Should you set…Read More
When Should I Incorporate My Business?
***Note: Only a corporation is incorporated. An LLC is an unincorporated entity. It is more accurate to say that an…Read More
Making a 7411 Plea in Michigan
Have you or has someone you know ever been charged with a first-time drug offense? Was the drug in question…Read More
Holmes Youthful Training Act
The lawyers at George Law, (248) 470-4300, are highly experienced with the Holmes Youthful Training Act (“HYTA”). HYTA is available…Read More
What is Internet Defamation? Do I have a Claim? Could I be liable?
Do you own a business that has been substantially harmed by unfair and untruthful on-line reviews? Or, are you an…Read More
How to Remove Negative Material (about you!) from the Internet
As a business lawyer who specializes in internet-marketing law and litigation, I often get questions about how to remove negative,…Read More
What is an Offer in Compromise?
Donald K.S. Petersen, JD, Harvard Law School George Law An “Offer in Compromise” (“OIC”) is a great way for people…Read More
“The Police Officer Didn’t Read Me My Miranda Rights”
One of the most-frequent questions clients who were pulled over for drunk driving ask us is: “What can I do…Read More
How about a PPP Loan?
On June 30, 2020, the Senate unanimously passed an unexpected extension of the application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program…Read More
Do You Need a Buy/Sell Agreement?
Coronavirus placed unprecedented challenges before businesses and their shareholders (and LLC members), particularly those who did not plan for the…Read More
Restore Your Driver’s License in Michigan – the Detroit Area
If you are attempting to have the Secretary of State restore your driver’s license, you must overcome certain obstacles and…Read More
Michigan’s New Roadside Marijuana Testing Program
As detailed in another blog entry, there is no chemical test for determining (i) if a driver is driving under…Read More
Dispute Avoidance: Negotiating and Drafting Contracts
In practicing “dispute avoidance;” i.e., drafting significant contracts that do NOT end up in litigation, lawyers play a critical role.…Read More
The Impact of COVID and Coronavirus on DUI/OWI Cases
The current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the day-to-day lives of everybody in the Detroit area and Michigan in general. For…Read More
General Divorce Blog
Ending your marriage is one of the most difficult decisions that you ever make. There is nothing simple or easy…Read More
In the Collaborative Divorce approach, a professional team supports couples through the emotional aspects of divorce as they resolve the…Read More
Why Your Business Should Care about Intellectual Property
If you own a business, you should take steps to protect your intellectual property – it may be the most…Read More
Breathalyzer Myths Debunked
We’ve all heard so many stories about how to beat a breathalyzer test. Truthfully, I used to believe many…Read More
Can You Record a Conversation on Your Cell Phone?
Everybody has a cell phone, and nearly everyone has a smartphone. Sometimes you talk to someone who lies all the…Read More
What are Criminal Charges for Hazing in Michigan
Boys will be boys, we often think. We all know lots of people who were subjected to “hazing”, maybe even…Read More
Can I Challenge a Breathalyzer-Test Result?
Breathalyzer readings are critical pieces of evidence in drunk-driving cases. You need to ensure that the test results were properly…Read More
Businesses Surviving the Quarantine
The business world is confronted with financial issues it’s never before seen. Businesses are quarantined. Unfortunately, though your revenue has…Read More
Drunk Driving – a Summary
Very few people drive while they think they’re drunk. They don’t think they’re a danger to anyone. But something happens,…Read More
Documents that Your Young-Adult Child Should Have (and Doesn’t!)
.Your baby is now 18-years old. Maybe off to college. Maybe living on their own. Not really a baby anymore,…Read More
Michigan Domestic Violence – No Contact Order
If you have been charged with a domestic-violence crime, the judge may have entered a “No-Contact Order” while the case…Read More
Domestic Violence Against Men
We live in the #MeToo era. A record number of female victims have sought justice for physical and sexual abuse…Read More
Detroit Michigan Attorney Working Through COVID-19
At George Law, we are available to assist you with any of your legal needs, despite Michigan's current Shelter-in-place order…Read More
Michigan Domestic Violence: In General
Under Michigan law, it is a crime to threaten to harm or to actually harm an intimate partner. Michigan domestic…Read More
Do You Have to Take a Breathalyzer Test if You Get Pulled over in Michigan?
As Michigan DUI defense lawyers, we are often asked ‘do you have to take a breathalyzer test if you get…Read More
What Happens if You Get an OWI With A Passenger Under 16 in Michigan?
The crime of Operating While Intoxicated is taken very seriously. You face an even harsher sentence if you get an…Read More
Domestic Violence in Michigan: Staying Safe During COVID-19
For victims of abuse, the governor’s quarantine order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 puts them in a nightmare situation:…Read More
Michigan OWI Causing Death Carries a Heavy Sentence
Michigan has strict DUI laws. Unsurprisingly, the courts give elevated sentences to drivers who kill people or cause serious injuries.…Read More
Can You be Arrested for DUI/OWI in a Parked Car in Michigan?
Drunk people often fall asleep in parked cars. They often don’t realize they can be arrested for DUI/OWI in a…Read More
Michigan Politician Charged with Being “Super Drunk” Admits Lesser Charge
Driving “super drunk” carries a heavy penalty. Police recently arrested a Michigan lawmaker and charged her with being “super drunk”…Read More
What is Operating While Visibly Impaired in Michigan?
Many people don’t realize police can charge them with a drunk driving offense even if their blood alcohol content is…Read More
Do Police Have to Prove Drugs Affected Your Driving to Charge You With OWPD in Michigan?
Michigan has a “zero-tolerance” approach to drugged driving. Although many motorists believe police have to prove drugs affected their driving…Read More
How Much Does an Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device Cost in Michigan?
The State of Michigan is increasingly using alcohol ignition interlock devices to keep drunk drivers off the road. Although it…Read More
Did a False Breathalyzer Test Cause Your Drunk Driving Arrest in Michigan?
Breathalyzers have been used in DUI/OWI arrests in Michigan for decades. When drivers are pulled over and breathalyzed, they often…Read More
6 Michigan Drunk Driving Facts You Probably Did Not Know
On behalf of George Law, posted in drunk driving charges on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. At George Law, we know a lot about…Read More
What are the differences between DUI, OWI, OWVI and why does it matter?
The legal system is already confusing, right? That's why my profession exists, but you should still educate yourself on the…Read More
5 Things to Do If You Are Pulled Over For a DUI
Let's get one thing straight. Don't drink and drive. Just don't to it. It is dangerous for you, it is…Read More
What to Expect If You Get Pulled Over for Drinking and Driving
The site of those flashing lights behind you can induce major anxiety and if you've been drinking while driving, those…Read More
Can I Refuse to Take a Sobriety Test?
On behalf of George Law, posted in blood alcohol tests on Monday, March 5, 2018. If you are ever pulled over because an…Read More
Can an employer refuse to hire me because of a DUI conviction?
On behalf of George Law, posted in blog on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. How does a DUI affect a job search? Our clients often…Read More
Know the Law – Drunk Driving Laws
On behalf of George Law, posted in drunk driving charges on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The holiday season is here, which means holiday…Read More
Andy Levin Considers Run For Michigan Governor!
On behalf of George Law, posted in Law on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The Detroit News - Democrat Andy Levin, a former state…Read More
Michigan is Lenient on DUI?
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. posted in drunk driving charges on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. According to a report released by…Read More
Chemical Test Refusal – What’s Next?
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. posted in blood alcohol tests on Monday, August 28, 2017. What is a Chemical…Read More
Important Facts – Michigan OWI Law
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. posted in drunk driving charges on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. In the state of…Read More
GETTING TO KNOW: Derrick E. George, Esq.
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. posted in DUI on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. http://legalnews.com/oakland/1442752/ Attorney Derrick George has served…Read More
OAKLAND COUNTY Mich. Justices Hear Northville Man’s Driveway DUI Case.
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Associated Press | 11:54 a.m. ET April…Read More
Drunk Driving Suspect Tells Cops She’s Hillary Clinton.
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. on Sunday, May 7, 2017. CHALKHILL, Pa. - Authorities say a drunken…Read More
Ferndale Woman Pleads Guilty to Super Drunk Driving in Train Crash
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. A Ferndale woman who drove her Jeep…Read More
Court: Weak Taillight Enough to Stop Drunken Driver
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. posted in DUI on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The…Read More
Federal Judge Charged with Sexual Assault in Livonia.
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. on Saturday, March 18, 2017. A federal administrative law judge is facing…Read More
Lawmakers Pass Toughest DUI Limit in U.S. at 0.05%
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. posted in DUI on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Salt Lake City - Utah could…Read More
Judge throws drunk driver’s mom in jail for laughing at victim’s family in court
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Judge Qiana Lillard's no-nonsense approach is getting…Read More
Impaired Driving Law
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. posted in DUI on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. It is a crime for a…Read More
What’s it mean under Michigan law to be “Super Drunk”?
On behalf of Law Offices of Derrick E. George, P.C. on Friday, February 17, 2017. A man who said he…Read More