Q. How long will I have a criminal record if convicted of a Michigan DUI? Some crimes cannot be removed from your criminal record; a Michigan DUI offense is one of them. This means Operating While Visibly Impaired, Operating While Intoxicated, Super Drunk and Felony Drunk Driving in Michigan. In fact no conviction of the Michigan traffic code can be expunged or erased from your record, or fall under a first offender program. Unfortunately all Michigan drunk driving offenses are misdemeanors or felonies. Some charged ask about reductions down from Michigan DUI offenses, but these are rare, and have many of the same license sanctions as a drunk driving offense in Michigan.
Q. What should I wear to court for my Michigan drunk driving case? You should dress like you're going to meet the President of the United States, or going on a professional job interview. You only get to make a first impression once; the judge and prosecutor will be looking at your attire. We will discuss the specifics of what you should wear for court for your Michigan DUI case. Your attire should be an asset to resolving your case in a favorable way, not a hinder to success.
Q. Will I be drug tested by the court or probation if going to court on a DUI in Michigan? Yes, you can be tested by order of the judge or by probation. It's quite common for a judge to ask whether or not you will pass a drug test; depending upon your answer, the judge may test you on the spot. It is always best to be honest, because lying to a judge is never a good thing. Probation can and will subject you to random and scheduled drug testing. If you fail a drug test, you could be in violation of your bond conditions, your probation terms, or be charged with a new crime.