Did You Know You Can be Arrested For “Boating Under The Influence”?

Drink while piloting ANY boat with a motor and you could be looking at a BUI charge!

 

Pretty much everyone’s heard of driving under the influence, and that could include either drugs or alcohol. (And yes – that could include anything from a truck or car, to a lawnmower or a golf cart!) But did you know that in Michigan, you can also be arrested for boating under the influence? Yes indeed – operating a boat out on the water when you’ve been drinking is just as illegal as if you were behind the wheel of your car, and the penalties are just as severe!

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I’ve Been Arrested For Drugged Driving! What Should I Do Now?

Driving under the influence of any drug, even medical marijuana, can get you into lots of trouble!

 

So you got pulled over and a cop decided that you were high on something or other. Not drunk, mind you, but under the influence of an illicit substance. Which is actually not any better than being drunk, as far as the cops are concerned. (And yes, that includes marijuana, even if it’s legal here in Michigan and you’re a legal patient!)

 

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Oh Crap! I Just Got Busted For Drunk Driving! What Happens Now? (Pt 2)

Just got busted for drunk driving? We tell you what to expect…

 

If you’ve just been arrested for drunk driving, and you’re trying to figure out what happens next, then don’t start here. You need to take a moment and get caught up before you read this one. Don’t worry, we’ll wait….. Ready? Good. Let’s hit the road. Sober, of course!

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Oh Crap! I Just Got Busted For Drunk Driving! What Happens Now? (Pt 1)

Sure, it’s all thumbs up until the cops arrive. And then it’s all handcuffs and lawyers.

 

Okay, so you (or someone you care a lot about) just got busted for drunk driving. Getting a DUI in Michigan sucks. Because you’re now at the start of a long and unpleasant journey, and there’s no getting off this roller coaster till the ride is over. But, you’ll be happy to know that there are ways to make the ride less scary, and sometimes shorter. How, you wonder? That’s what we’re here to explain. Buckle up…

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I Have a CDL. How Long Will it be Suspended After a DUI?

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If you have a CDL, losing your license can mean losing your livelihood!

 

If you have a Michigan commercial driver’s license (CDL) and you use it for work, then you know that losing your CDL would be devastating. You would lose your livelihood, your ability to find stable work in a field where you’re experienced, and have no way to support yourself and your family. Which is why getting charged and convicted of drunk driving can be such a big deal when you have a CDL in Michigan.

 

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I Think The Cop Used a Broken Breathalyzer On Me!

Michigan cops use a “PBT” machine roadside, and a DataMaster back at the jail to test your BAC.

 

Before we even start, we want to clear up one common misunderstanding that many people in Michigan have, and it’s this: Michigan cops don’t use Breathalyzers! Just like people say “Hoover” for a vacuum, regardless of the brand, and “Kleenex” even when it’s a tissue made by a completely different company, the term “Breathalyzer” is widely used to refer to any machine a cop uses to test a person’s breath for traces of alcohol. However, that’s not really accurate here in Michigan. Why? Because here in the Great Lakes state, all the cops use a DataMaster machine.

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Alcohol and risky behaviors: WHY driving drunk is so dangerous (Part 2)

Alcohol affects your body and brain in many ways. And that affects your ability to drive safely.

 

Welcome back and thanks for joining The Kronzek Firm for this discussion about the ways alcohol affects you, and why exactly it’s so dangerous. Alcohol affects almost every part of your body and brain when you’re drinking. It changes the way you perceive and respond to stimuli, and shuts down all sorts of necessary functions in your mind, which has a huge impact on how you drive.

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Alcohol and risky behaviors: WHY driving drunk is so dangerous (Pt 1)

Alcohol affects your body and brain in many ways. And that affects your ability to drive safely.

 

If someone were to ask you right now why drunk driving was so dangerous, what would you say? Would you say it’s because drunk drivers don’t pay attention, and so they drive into oncoming traffic and cause terrible crashes? Or would you say it’s because drunk drivers often black out behind the wheel, which causes them to crash into trees, ditches, and other people?

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Drunk Driving And Seat Belts: Myths Versus Fact

Driving sober is only part of the deal – using your seat belt is equally important!

 

When the police conduct periods of increased enforcement for drunk driving, they often also focus on seat belt enforcement as well. Why? Because while it’s important for everyone’s safety to have fewer drunk drivers on the road, making sure that everyone is using their seatbelt in accordance with the law is equally important. However, despite the efforts made by law enforcement to increase awareness, there are still many myths and misunderstandings surrounding both drunk driving and seat belt use.

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I Just Got Arrested For my First DUI! Am I Going to Jail?

Been arrested for your first DUI? Here’s what you can expect…

 

If you just got arrested for drunk driving in Michigan for the first time, then you’re probably terrified! And who could blame you – being arrested is scary. Especially if this is your first time. Many people who’ve never dealt with the police before, and have never even been handcuffed before, encounter the police for the first time due to drunk driving. It’s a very frightening experience, and part of that is not knowing what happens next. People who’ve been arrested before know what to expect, so the process isn’t nearly as scary for them. But for first-timers it can be horrifying.

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