Minor in Possession (MIP’s)
Charged with an MIP in Michigan?
Minor in Possession Michigan also known as “MIP” is one of the most common criminal matters that minors face. For parents and minors alike, it is often a very difficult situation when you’re charged with MIP Michigan. If you’re not sure where to turn, what your options are and what may happen, call me for a free phone consultation.
Crimes: Minors in Possession to DUI
In Michigan, there are a broad range of alcohol offenses ranging from Minors in Possession to DUI. For minors, this is particularly troubling because it can affect future job prospects. The punishment for drinking underage and possession varies depending upon the specific charge and whether it is your first or a subsequent offense.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI’s)
Charged with an OWI or Operating while intoxicated in Michigan? First Offense? Unsure what to do?
OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) is commonly referred to as DUI or drunk driving. It is one of the most common criminal offenses.
If, like most charged with OWI, this is your first contact with the criminal system, it can be a very trying situation: embarrassing, confusing, and intimidating.
If you’re not sure where to turn, what your options are and what may happen, call us for a free phone consultation.
Possession of Marijuana
The punishment for a Marijuana crime depends on which Marijuana offense occurred.
Marijuana use is a misdemeanor. If you were found guilty of using Marijuana in Michigan, your potential drug crime sentence is the least severe; you could go to jail for up to 90 days or pay a fine of up to $100, or both.
Marijuana possession is a misdemeanor that carries sentences that are a bit harsher. If you were found guilty of possessing Marijuana in Michigan, you could go to jail for up to one year or pay a fine of up to $2,000, or both.
Marijuana manufacture, Marijuana creation, Marijuana delivery, or possession of Marijuana with intent to manufacture Marijuana, create Marijuana, or deliver Marijuana are all felony drug crimes in Michigan. Your sentence for these crimes depends on the amount of Marijuana involved.
According to Michigan law, probation is not a right, but a privilege. It is a “form of leniency” that allows a convicted criminal to remain in (or re-enter) society. A defendant may be sentenced only to probation or probation may be granted after some jail time has been completed. Defendants placed on probation are supervised by a probation officer (also called a field agent). The probation officer is an employee of the prison system – - the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Because probation is a form of leniency, it can be revoked at any time. Revocation usually occurs if the defendant has violated the terms of the probation as set forth by the judge. Under Michigan law, if it appears to the sentencing court that a probationer is likely to engage again in an offensive or criminal course of conduct during the period of probation, the court may revoke probation. In addition, probation can be revoked in any manner the court considers appropriate.
Driving with a Suspended License
Charged with a DWLS or Driving with a Suspended License in Michigan?
Anyone who is charged with driving on a suspended license in Michigan knows all too well that driving is a privilege.
The immediate need is to effectively address the DWLS charge. Ultimately, the goal must be drivers license restoration so you can get back on the road worry free. Call us for a free phone consultation.
Concerned about points and insurance rate hikes?
If so, you’re not alone. Most clients of mine facing Michigan traffic tickets tell me these are their biggest concerns. And for good reason – too many points can jeopardize your drivers license. What’s more, traffic ticket convictions can cause big insurance rate hikes.
Should you contest your first traffic violation?
In my experience, the answer is absolutely. If you just pay your Michigan traffic ticket and admit responsibility, your driving record is no longer clean (because most traffic ticket convictions are reported to the Michigan Secretary of State and result in points added to your driving record).
The next time you get a speeding ticket or other traffic violation, the prosecutor may be less likely to negotiate a favorable agreement because of your prior record.
All Felonies and Misdemeanor’s
A felony conviction could permanently change an individual’s life. It is important to hire a criminal law attorney who understands the gravity of the situation and who will advocate for your rights.Having an experienced attorney standing behind you can relieve many burdens when facing criminal charges.
Drivers License Restoration
Revoked Drivers license due to OWI / DUI / Drunk Driving convictions?
It can be an uphill battle to get your drivers license restored. Why? Keep in mind that you must convince a hearing officer at a hearing to issue at minimum, a restricted license. A hearing is similar to a trial – evidence is submitted and you and others may testify. the burden is on you to prove by clear and convincing evidence that you are sober and likely to remain sober.
One of the key elements that you must prove is that your alcohol problem is under control and will remain so in the future. What’s more, your case must be clear and convincing – the hearing officer must be sure that you’ve got your act together before at minimum a restricted drivers license is issued. Attorney Todd Levitt, has represented Drivers’ License Restoration clients from the Upper Penninsula, Northern Michigan, Mid-Michigan, Central Michigan, and clients who have moved out of state and need a Michigan Drivers License.
Out-of State Drivers License. If you or someone you know once lived in Michigan and received two or more convictions for Drinking and Driving and are now revoked/suspended/denied and need a drivers license, read the following: Todd Levitt has represented people just like you, people who lost their drivers license while residing in Michigan, have since moved and cannot get a drivers license in the state they now reside. You are eligible for relief if the mandatory revocation period had elapsed. You can find out this information through the State of Michigan or by calling our office at 989-772-6000. It is not necessary if you need an out of state drivers license to return to Michigan. This process can be accomplished through our law firm without you having to spend money on plane tickets and miss work. For more than 17 years Michigan Lawyer, Todd Levitt has helped restore Michigan Driving Privleges to out of state residents as well as in state residents.
Fleeing and Eluding, Motor Vehicle Code, Penal Code.
Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between the Fleeing and Eluding Statue in the Motor Vehicle Code (257.602a) and the one in the Penal Code (750.479a)? While they have the same words, they do not havethe same consequences. For more information or representation contact Attorney Todd Levitt.
Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Alma College, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, University of Michigan, Northwood
Having practiced law for more than 17 years, Attorney Todd L. Levitt has represented students from colleges all across the state. Often, students from other universities such as MSU, FSU, UM, Northwood, WSU and Alma will be visiting friends at CMU and find themselves involved with the law. When this happens, more parents and students turn to Todd Levitt for representation.
Todd Levitt represents students for the following: Drunk Driving, Super Bac, MIP, Possession of Marijuana, Delivery and Manufacturing of Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Drug House, Use of Marijuana, Hosting Nusiance Party, Attending Nusiance Party, Resisting Arrest, Fleeing and Eluding, Assault and Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Student Code of Conduct Violations, Romeo and Juliet Law, HYTA, 7411, Probation Violations, Domestic Violence, Personal Protection Orders, Retail Fraud, Home Invasion, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Disturbing the Peace, Serving Alcohol to Minors, Drunk and Disorderly, Medical Marijuana, Student Landlord Tenant, Fraternity and Sorority Conduct Violations, Failing to Report an Accident, Reckless Driving, Careless, Traffic Violations, Driving on a Suspended License, DWSL, Driving on a Revoked License, DRIVERS LICENSE RESTORATION, Malicious Destruction of Property, Larceny from a Building,
Lawyer Todd Levitt, has been representing clients who find themselves in trouble for more than 17 years throughout the state of Michigan including the Upper Penninsula, U.P., Northern Michigan, Central Michigan and Mid-Michigan. People on vacation for the weekend during summer often get caught Drinking and Driving, Possession of Marijuana, Operating a Boat/Water Craft with a High Blood Alcohol Content and other crimes. Michigan State Students traveling the I-127 corridor often get stopped in Ithaca and St. Johns on their way to Mount Pleasant or back to State. Attorney Todd Levitt represents clients in the following places including the entire Upper Penninsula, U.P. but not limited to the following:
65A District Court, Clinton County, St. Johns, Michigan
65B District Court, Gratiot County, Ithaca, Michigan
75th District Court, Midland County, Midland, Michigan
76th District Court, Isabella County, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
77th District Court, Mecosta County, Big Rapids, Michigan
80th District Court, Clare County, Harrison, Michigan
80th District Court, Gladwin County, Gladwin, Michigan
83rd District Court, Roscommon County, Roscommon, Michigan, Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake
84th District Court, Wexford County, Cadillac, Michigan,
85th District Court, Manistee County, Manistee, Michigan
86th District Court, Grand Traverse County, Leelanau County, Antrim County, Traverse City Michigan, Suttons Bay Michigan
87-A District Court, Ostego County, Gaylord Michigan
87-B District Court, Kalkaska County, Kalkaska Michigan
87-C District Court, Crawford County, Grayling Michigan
88th District Court, Alpena County, Alpena Michigan
89th District Court, Cheboygan County, Cheboygan Michigan, Rogers City Michigan
90th District Court, Charlevoix County, Charlevoix Michigan
90th District Court, Emmet County, Petoskey Michigan
91st District Court, Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
92nd District Court, Mackinac County, Newberry Michigan, St. Ignace Michigan
For representation or a free consulation contact Attorney Todd Levitt at 989-772-6000
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