Kalamazoo, MI (5-15-15)- Drunken drivers rarely think about what’s going to happen to their jobs if they get arrested, but some of them soon learn that a DUI can put their job on the line. That’s a lesson Jim Minnick, Michigan’s director of operations, learned this week after being suspended for a DUI arrest.
Sports News reports that Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh suspended Minick indefinitely citing a “regrettable decision” he made which resulted in his arrest for DUI last Saturday.
Minick was arrested last Saturday night after crashing his Yukon in ditch in Pittsfield Township. He was uninjured and told police he swerved to miss another car, according to Sporting News.
Police suspected Minick was intoxicated, but the 55-year-old refused a breathalyzer test, though he did submit to a blood test. It will be a couple of weeks before those results are available so that this point Minick has not been charged with a DUI, though that could change.
“I’m not going to make any excuses,” Minick said, according to FOX 2 in Detroit. “I’ll face the consequences of my actions. I regret the difficult position in which this has put my family and my employer.”
Most people understand that a DUI will be a major legal hassle for them, but they often fail to realize that the hassles go far beyond the judicial system. As we can see from Minick’s suspension, a DUI can cost a person their job, either because their employers sees the charges as unacceptable or they are unable to drive to their place of employment.
A DUI conviction in Michigan will have immediate consequences for you job and could soon spill over into your personal life. That is why you need to contact a DUI attorney near your Michigan location immediately. With legal counsel you may be able to keep your driver’s license and minimize the impact of your arrest.
Of course, the best way to avoid a DUI charge is to not drink and drive or get high and drive in the first place, but many people throw caution to the wind and soon find themselves in legal trouble. Don’t do the same when it comes to your case, get the advice of a defense attorney immediately, otherwise your mistake could haunt you for a long time.
In Michigan, a DUI conviction can entail a jail sentence, suspension or your license and leave you with a criminal record. It may cost you your job, so you need to get sound legal advice before making any decision about how you are going to handle your case.
USAttorneys can connect you with one of the DUI attorneys for Hills at Law, a Kalamazoo defense law firm who understands what is at stake if you are convicted of DUI. They will build a strong defense so you may be able to avoid a conviction. If a plea bargain is better considering the circumstances of your case, your legal counsel will tell you so and begin the negotiation process.