- Michigan's Drunk Driving Laws
- Michigan drunk driving
- Law on Michigan drunk driving
- First time offense Michigan DUI
- Michigan's new 0.08 law
- Michigan's new driver license responsibility fee
- Michigan drunk driving: frequently asked questions
- The drunk driving statute: MCL 257.625
- OUIL, OWI, DUI, DWI, OUIN, and OWVI?
- OWI 2nd offense
- OWI 3rd offense
- Felony drunk driving
- License sanctions for drunk driving
- License suspension for drunk driving
- Driving while license suspended DWLS
- Driving on a suspended license
- Operating with the presence of controlled substance
- Michigan's child endangerment law
- Michigan's zero tolerance law
- Field sobriety tests
- Preliminary breath test
- The Datamaster breathalyzer
- Breath and blood Tests
- Michigan Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
- Do I need an attorney?
- What to look for in an attorney
- How much does an attorney charge for drunk driving?
- Michigan-drunk- driving.com
- Attorney William J. Maze
- Attorney Steven N. Gotler
- Michigan Drunk Driving Procedure
- Drunk driving defenses
- The drunk driving court process and procedure
- I didn't get a ticket. What now?
- Should I accept an impaired?
- An overview of probation: the consequences of a plea
- What is "discovery" in drunk driving cases?
- Drunk driving: Bench trial or jury trial
- Michigan's Courts Enforcing Drunk Driving Laws
- Michigan courts handling drunk driving cases
- What to expect in an Oakland county drunk driving case
- What to expect in an Macomb County drunk driving case
- What to expect in a Monroe County drunk driving case
- What to expect in a Wayne County drunk driving case
- What to expect in a Washtenaw county drunk driving case
- Other Resources
- Michigan Police Departments
- Michigan Secretary of State
- Michigan Department of State Police
- DLAD: Driver's License Appeal Division
- National College For DUI Defense, Inc.
- Links and Other DUI Resources
An Overview of Probation
Typically, a probationer on probation for OWI or a lesser offense will be ordered to pay all fines and costs, attend AA or a substance abuse counseling, refrain from drinking alcohol and from using any controlled substances, and perform a specific number of hours or days of community service or work program. In some instances, a probationer is ordered to attend an in-patient or out-patient substance abuse program. On a rare occasion, the probationer will be compelled to wear a tether for a period of time.
Some courts require frequent PBT testing, while others perform surprise PBT testing on certain holidays.
A probationer is required to make regular appointments with the probation officer. The probationer is required to report any contacts with law enforcement to the probation officer, and a new criminal charge is a probation violation.
If a probation officer finds that probationer violated one or more terms of the probation, a probation revocation hearing may be pursued by the prosecutor and/or probation department. The probationer has the right to plead guilty or not guilty. Because probation is viewed as privilege in lieu of incarceration, the standard of proof for proving a probation violation is not as high as the standard of guilt required in a criminal trial. Minimum due process requires that the probationer receive written notice of the alleged violation, be afforded an attorney, and have the right to hold a violation hearing. At the hearing the probationer has the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses.
The term of supervised probation may last six months to a year and can be as long as two years. After two years, the district court no longer has jurisdiction over the defendant, although fleeing and evading probation may result in a tolling of that two year period.
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