Commercial Truck Driver DUI
CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and DUI Truck drivers and commercial vehicle operators play a key role in our national economy, transporting goods, fuel and critical items across the country. Because…Read More
State’s New DUI Expungement Law Takes Effect This Week
Post by Derrick George on 02/23/2022 A new Michigan law making expungements available to those with a first-time offense of the state’s drunken-driving law went into effect this month. The…Read More
Understanding OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) versus OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired) – What’s the Difference?
Post by Derrick George on 02/23/2022 OWI vs. OWVI: What’s the Difference? At George Law, we meet with clients asking this same question on a daily basis. An OWI (Operating…Read More
OWVI in Michigan – A Closer Look
Post by Derrick George on 02/16/2022 Usually, DUI in Michigan involves a complete loss of mental or physical faculties because of substance intoxication. This substance could be alcohol, prescription drugs,…Read More
DUI on Private Property
Post by Derrick George on 01/27/2022 Practically everyone is aware that drinking and driving on public roads can land you in jail with a drunk driving charge. Many also believe…Read More
What You Need To Know About Michigan Sobriety Court
Post by Derrick George on 12/15/2021 In 2011, the State of Michigan enacted a law that allowed certain DUI offenders to avoid license revocation by entering a Sobriety Court Program.…Read More
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
Blood Alcohol Content – BAC Limits in The United States The level of intoxication someone experiences is based on their blood alcohol content (BAC). Your BAC not only has an…Read More
Michigan Hardship License
Post by Derrick George on 08/12/2021 Michigan Hardship License Not being able to legally drive is a very serious setback for anyone looking to have a normal life in today’s…Read More
Ignition Interlock Device Michigan
Post by Derrick George on 08/11/2021 Michigan Ignition Interlock Devices In Michigan, ignition interlock devices are increasingly being used to ensure drunk drivers stay off public roadways. While this is…Read More
George Law Featured As Best DUI Lawyers in Detroit
“Rising to the top isn’t easy, but hard work and expertise have paid off for Derrick George and his team.” ROYAL OAK, MICH. (PRWEB) JULY 22, 2021 Michigan is known…Read More
Michigan DUI Guide
Everything You Need To Know About Michigan DUI/OWI Laws Michigan has some of the most confusing DUI laws in the country. This is largely due to its series of overly…Read More
Guide to Open Container Laws in Michigan
Outdoor festivities and entertainment are an important part of Michigan’s hospitality industry and economy, contributing to the industry’s annual sales of nearly $40 billion. Alcohol sales are an integral part…Read More
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 Oversight of the Michigan Secretary of State. A hearing officer…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 correct attorney. Speak to one of the experienced attorneys at…Read More
Will I Go to Jail for My First DUI?
People charged with drunk driving face harsher penalties than simply paying a fine and covering court costs. The fact is, these are criminal charges, and it’s important to take these…Read More
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 when social-distancing measures are difficult to maintain. And each state…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 hurdles that Michigan has imposed. What led to your license…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 the influence of drugs, or (ii) how high they are.…Read More
The Impact of COVID-19 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 example, substantial fewer people have been arrested for driving under…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 of them. Probably because I wanted to believe these breathalyzer…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 obtained. If not, challenge your breathalyzer results. How do you…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, the police pull them over, and they are over the…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 pulled over in Michigan?’ This is not a straightforward question.…Read More
What Happens if You Get an OWI With A Passenger Under 16 in Michigan?
In Michigan, the crime of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) is taken very seriously. In fact, the State of Michigan is known to enforce some of the harshest DUI laws and…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. Michigan OWI causing death carries a minimum sentence of 15…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 parked car in Michigan, but criminal attorneys in Detroit Michigan…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” in Michigan after she drove into a guardrail. ABC News…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 below the 0.08 percent level required for a positive breath…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 to charge them with OWPD this is not the case.…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 assume the test results are foolproof and there’s no way…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 drunk driving. But some of the statistics Michigan Live reported…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 different charges that are possible if you or someone you…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 illegal, and most importantly, it is dangerous for everyone else…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 officer suspects you are driving under the influence, there are…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 come to us with concerns about retaining employment after a…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 Michigan, you can get an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) – sometimes called a DUI (Driving…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 driving suspect who was chased by police from Maryland into…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 attention far beyond her Michigan courtroom. The Wayne County Circuit…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 was driving home to Ohio – yet was headed northbound…Read More