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Michigan First-Offense OWI/DUI

The fines, jail, and license restrictions resulting from a first-offense OWI in Michigan: Generally, in Michigan, a first-offense OWI (operating while intoxicated) results in a fine, driver’s license restrictions as well as jail time or community service. Often community service is substituted for jail time for a first-time offender. It should be noted that many people also use the term “driving under the influence,” or DUI. There are two general categories of intoxicated driving in Michigan. A person can be convicted for operating a vehicle while: “intoxicated” by or “under the influence” of alcohol or drugs (called “OWI” or “DUI” or “DUID,” or “visibly impaired” by alcohol or drugs (called

From Law School to Solo Practitioner: An Unconventional Path

There are a lot of things they don’t teach you in law school, including, as the title makes clear: how to enter the legal world as a solo practitioner. You may ask: Why isn’t this idea embraced? Well, the reality of the situation is that such a move breaks the traditional path to private practice. According to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) reports, the number of recent law graduates going solo in 2015 was set at 900, or 3.7%.[1]However, according to the American Bar Association (ABA), more than 48% of the attorneys in the United States are in solo practice.[2]How does this 3.7% eventually result in a 44% increase? Well, it can be argued that the “traditional path” to priv

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