Legal Question in DUI Law in Michigan

I was pulled over. I was driving on suspended license, and had a cracked windshield. Officer also found a bag of marijuana and a alcohol bottle in my car. I didn't get arrested, and I didn't get a ticket for anything. Officer stated he will send drugs in to prosecution office. But then said they will issue a warrant out for me. My question is, is that legal. Can they issue a warrant for my arrest for having drugs in my car, but I was never issued a ticket?

Asked on 3/22/13, 5:56 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Edward Sternisha Law Office of Edward J. Sternisha, PLLC

Yes, it is very legal. Upon determination that the substance was marijuana, the prosecutor's office can charge you with a crime even if you were not ticketed for it. A warrant will be issued for your arrest and you will be taken to jail. It is a good idea to get a lawyer ahead of time. Your lawyer may be able to work out an arrangement with the police so you do not have to be arrested but you turn yourself in. I wish you luck!

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Answered on 3/22/13, 6:05 pm
Charles Kronzek Kronzek & Cronkright P.L.L.C.

Indeed you can be charged. You should hire an experienced criminal law defense expert to help you. Read more at:


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Answered on 3/22/13, 8:57 pm

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