Michigan Drugged Driving Penalties

Michigan Drugged Driving Penalties can be pretty severe. If you are a lawful Michigan medical marijuana card holder, you still may not operate a motor vehicle if the marijuana has substantially lessened your ability to operate any motor vehicle. Therefore, you could still be charged with OWI drugs the fines and penalties are similar to getting an OWI alcohol. If you’ve been arrested and charged with Michigan Drugged Driving you need to contact a Michigan DUI Defense Lawyer.

To learn more about the Michigan Drugged Driving Penalties, click the link below.


Criminal Penalties for Michigan Home Invasion

Home invasion is a serious criminal charge in Michigan, and any degree of home invasion could result in a felony conviction. A person commits a home invasion crime when, without authority, he or she knowingly enters a home of another, when he or she knows or has reason to know that the home is occupied, and intentionally causes a crime within the dwelling.

Criminal penalties for Michigan home invasion are quite severe:

  • First degree home invasion(felony): Imprisonment for up to 20 years and possible fines up to $5,000.
  • Second degree home invasion(felony): Imprisonment for up to 15 years and possible fines of up to $3,000.
  • Third degree home invasion(felony): Imprisonment for up to 5 years and possible fines of up to $2,000.

You can also learn more about the Michigan definition and home invasion and the associated penalties from the Michigan Legislature – Section 750.110a

Anyone arrested and charged with breaking and entering a home will most likely face serious criminal penalties and should seek the guidance of a Michigan criminal defense lawyer immediately.


New 2018 Michigan Opioid Laws will limit greatly the number of opioids that doctors are allowed to prescribe patients suffering from acute pain. You can learn more about the changes to the Michigan Opioid Laws via the PDF below which was produced by Michigan License and Regulatory Affairs and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

If you or any you know that has been arrested for Doctor shopping (soliciting multiple doctors) — refers to an individual visiting multiple physicians to attain prescriptions for controlled substances, such as opioids, steroids or stimulants under false pretenses in order to abuse, sell or distribute unlawfully. They will need a strong knowledgeable Michigan Drug Defense Attorney to defend them of being accused of Doctor shopping.


Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Michigan

Arrested for disorderly conduct in Michigan, Arrested for disorderly conduct in Macomb, Macomb Criminal Defense Lawyer, Micheal L Stienberg

Being arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Michigan (MCL 750.167) if convicted is a Misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in county jail and/or probation + a hefty fine and court costs.

  • The city of Royal Oak, Michigan defines Disorderly Conduct in 278.35
  • The city of Mt. Clemens, Michigan defines Disorderly Conduct in 20.001 – Sec 1

Also under Michigan law, there is also a Disorderly Persons offense (MCL 750.168) which is a catch-all for several offenses in Michigan.

Being convicted of Disorderly Conductor Disorderly Persons will result in a criminal record. If you had a prior charge for being “disorderly” and as a result, the prosecutor, judge, and probation officer view it as “contact” with the criminal justice system.  Any contact(s) with the courts and/or the cops are not good. They suggest that the person has a propensity for getting in trouble, and if they didn’t learn the first time, then they obviously need a more severe consequence.

Depending on your circumstances it may be possible to get these charges completely dropped, preserving you from getting a permanent criminal record. Because these offenses are so common, and subjectively applied, it is VERY IMPORTANT to have a skilled and knowledgeable Michigan disorderly conduct defense attorney to represent you.