If your 18-year-old son is among the incoming freshmen at Michigan State University, he will soon become involved in campus activities such as football games and the inevitable weekend parties.
The public university of Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan, is well-known for its excellent academic offerings and its highly ranked football program. Its rankings with respect to on-campus crime, however, are not so stellar.
In Michigan, the risk of driving while impaired or intoxicated brings with it great risk to the lives of the driver and others on the roadway. It also carries with it the notable chance of substantial legal ramifications and burdens on the defendant driver should law enforcement pull him or her over or if he or she is in a motor vehicle accident.
Along with every other state, Michigan has an implied consent law, and it will be enforced if police pull you over on the suspicion of driving while impaired or intoxicated. You agreed to abide by this law when you applied for your driver’s license.
If an officer pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving, he or she will ask you to submit to a breath alcohol test. A police officer can make an extremely accurate assessment of your level of impairment with the help of a small instrument that will measure your blood alcohol content.
You may be in a key position in a nonprofit, bank, state agency or private company, possibly having to do with bookkeeping or finance. Whatever your job, it gives you access to the entity’s funds. Now some of those funds have gone missing and you have been accused of embezzlement. Your career is on the line, to say nothing of the problems this accusation is causing in your personal life.