Jail time is the maximum penalty for driving offenses, as it pertains to the law. There are less severe consequences if a Michigan resident is convicted of a serious driving offense, like drunk driving, but it depends on whether or not a person is convicted or their specific situation.
One Michigan woman was recently arrested and sent to jail after being charged with operating while intoxicated. According to police, a man was driving a 2013 Chevy Camaro when he was rear-ended by a 2001 Mitsubishi SUV, driven by the accused. Once police met with the two, they determined that it was appropriate to arrest the woman for operating while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license and having no insurance on the vehicle, in addition to an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Luckily, no one was injured in the collision.
These charges are serious and could result in a conviction and sentencing that could include jail time. The woman has only been charged at this time, not convicted, but she will want to build a criminal defense that suits her needs in relation to the charges. Operating a vehicle while intoxicated is an offense that can carry severe penalties, like license revocation. Many are charged with this crime, or something similar, and worry about how it will affect their future.
People charged with crimes have the right to remain silent and to meet with their attorney. Those charged with a crime do not have to speak with authorities until an attorney is present. If you are unsure about how the law works, or are wondering what your own or a loved one’s options are during this time, finding a solution is essential.
Source: mlive.com, “Woman arrested after crash for operating while intoxicated,” Meaghan Beck, October 25, 2017