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Michigan DUI Rights Card
Many drivers are charged with drunk driving even though the driver doesn't feel the slightest bit impaired by alcohol. Only 20% of drivers show any signs of intoxication at the new 0.08 blood alcohol level, which means that 80% of motorists at 0.08 or 0.09 might be technically in violation of the law and not even know it! Worse still, breath testing equipment is not as accurate as the police want people to believe, and if the breath testing machine malfunctions, you might be facing a drunk driving charge even though you showed no signs of intoxication.
The Maze Legal Group's DUI Rights Card is designed to assist Michigan motorists that are stopped by the police. Before you attempt to use the card at a roadside stop, read the card and understand what it says. Understand your rights before you are stopped and familiarize yourself with those rights in case you get stopped. A roadside stop is no time to lecture a police officer on your rights. Familiarize yourself with your rights and exercise those rights at a roadside investigation. Let the card speak for you and exercise your right to remain silent.
Be forewarned too that the police officer might disregard the rights on the DUI Rights Card. Often times police officers will refuse to read these cards. If that happens, you've already "told" the officer what you need to through the card, but the officer refused to listen. In that case, you already know what you can and cannot be forced to do by the police officer. Whatever you do, DON'T LET THE POLICE OFFICER BULLY YOU INTO WAIVING YOUR RIGHTS.
Please understand that this card is not a magic solution, and it will not prevent an obviously intoxicated driver from being charged. The card's sole purpose is to speak on your behalf and to help motorists exercise their rights at a roadside police stop.
Obtaining a Copy of the Michigan DUI Rights Card
Copies of the Michigan DUI Rights Card are being distributed free of charge through the Metro-Detroit area. If you haven't been able to get a copy of the card, you can download and print an Adobe pdf copy of the card. The actual Michigan DUI Rights Card comes on a heavy card stock and has a double-sided tri-fold card for keeping in your car, wallet or purse, but the card available online contains the same important information you need to know and understand in case you are stopped by the police. If you print this online version of the card as a double-sided document, you should be able to cut along the dotted line to form the tri-fold wallet sized card.
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