HUGE VICTORY ON A PRE-TRIAL EVIDENTIARY HEARING!!My client and his wife, who live near downtown Mt Clemens MI, we’re out for a night of “drinking and not driving“. They live close enough to the entertainment district, that they could walk between there and home, and they intended to go to a couple of bars, have a couple of drinks, and then walk home. Again, with no motor vehicles involved. As they walked home, my client’s wife tripped and fell (perhaps because she may have been under the influence, candidly)￼. However, she was then unable to get up, and she repeatedly fell down. The two were close enough to their home, such that the husband ran home, got his car, and drove back to the scene; he simply intended to take her home, to a place of safety.By that time, the police were there, and they began the process of a drunk driving arrest on my client. (the husband)My client does not dispute that he was intoxicated at the time of his arrest. However, he maintained that it was necessary to get his wife home, to a place of safety. Naturally, the prosecutor sees this differently, and instead sees this as a c￼rime, for which there is no excuse.I filed a motion which was heard ￼today, for permission to assert in front of a Macomb County jury, that my clients actions were necessary, and therefore legally excusable.The short version of this long story is that the court gave me permission to argue “necessity”, is a defense to my client drunk driving charge.￼ if you need aggressive, legal help, with a drunk driving, or a license restoration matter, give me a call. Jon Frank, 586-727-1900, or on the web at ... See MoreSee Less
As of today, use of a handheld cell phone, or similar device while driving in Michigan, is illegal (it has always been unsafe)1st Offense: $100 fine and/or 16 hrs community service2nd Offense: $250 fine and/or 24 hrs community service(With further penalties, the more offenses take place)The law prohibits use of your hands on a cell phone, etc while driving. Here is a link to the Secretary of State's explainer on the subject. www.michigan.gov/msp/divisions/ohsp/distracted-driving?fbclid=IwAR2DcBTaZDIuRVLSPdMZYbc3L5UyT7CJU...If you have any questions on this, DUI, License Restoration, accidents, etc, give me a call: Jon Frank, 586-727-1900, or on the web at www.jonfranklaw.com... See MoreSee Less
#LicenseRestoration Client CD just wrote: "Mr. Frank recently helped me to get my license back after 20 years.. He is a great guy and will fight for you. He is very professional and and all around great guy!!"Give me a call, if I can be of help. #AutoAccidents #DUI #CriminalDefense #personalinjurylawyerJon Frank, 586-727-1900www.jonfranklaw.com... See MoreSee Less
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