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What is a UDAA in Michigan? The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Your Rights

If you have been charged with driving away an automobile, or UDAA, in Michigan, you may be wondering what your rights are. This is a severe charge resulting in jail time and a criminal record. We will explain what the charge means and what kind of defense you may be able to use if you are charged with UDAA.

In Michigan, two auto theft offenses involve the unlawful driving away of an automobile without intent to steal. The first is the unlawful driving away of an automobile or UDAA. The second is the Unauthorized Use of an Automobile. These auto theft offenses occur when a motor vehicle belongs to someone else and is driven away without permission.

Is a DUI a Felony in Michigan? The Answer Is It Depends

A DUI is a severe offense in Michigan. If you are convicted of driving under the influence, you could face jail time, fines, and other penalties. But is a DUI a felony in Michigan? The answer might surprise you.

In this blog post, we will discuss the consequences of a DUI conviction in Michigan and whether or not it is classified as a felony. We will also provide tips on how to avoid a DUI charge altogether.

What Is A Cobbs Agreement: A Professional Explanation

When it comes to the criminal justice system, many different types of agreements can be made between a defense attorney and the prosecution. One such agreement is called a Cobbs agreement. Named after the case that first established its legality, a Cobbs agreement is a sentence agreement where the Judge, the Prosecutor, and Criminal Defense Attorney meet and negotiate a possible plea agreement. This article will discuss what Cobbs agreements are, how they work, and some of the benefits they offer defendants.

What is a 2nd Offense DUI in Michigan? Everything You Need to Know

If you have been convicted of drunk driving once, you know that the penalties can be severe. But what happens if you are convicted a second time? We will discuss everything you need to know about a second offense DUI.

If you have a DUI or another similar charge on your record, the justice system will be far less forgiving than it was with your first offense. Prosecutors are less likely to negotiate a reduction in the charge. In advance, learn about some of the difficulties you may face due to your driving under the influence conviction.