This article will seek to provide a summary of the litigation of a criminal misdemeanor operating under the influence of alcohol offense. The procedure for a felony in Michigan is somewhat different and will be the subject of another article. In general, things will go in the order presented but not in every criminal case.
Every case and manner of how it is introduced to the attorney can be different. Additionally, is written from the perspective of an expert DUI attorney who has been retained to fight a driving under the influence case. Accordingly, other attorneys may do things differently.
Also, some of these hearings may not be applicable, like a chemical test refusal hearing or a sentencing hearing (if the case gets dismissed). The following information presumes that the attorney retention has begun immediately or soon after arrest, and will begin with the Initial Client Interview.