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DUI Probation

If convicted of operating while intoxicated (OWI) in Michigan, you will be subject to a number of potential penalties including fines, license suspension, and even jail time. In addition to these sanctions, you could also be subject to a period of probation.

Types of Probation in Michigan

Depending on the circumstances of your case and your prior criminal record, you may be ordered to participate in one of three types of probation: non-reporting, reporting with general conditions, or reporting with special conditions.

Non-Reporting Probation

Non-reporting probation is by far the most lenient type of probation. It is also the most rarely used form of probation in Michigan. Under non-reporting probation, you are not required to check in with a probation officer—you simply must refrain from breaking any laws or having any more criminal charges leveled against you. At the end of the assigned probation period, the judge will check your record to confirm that you have stayed clear of legal troubles.

Reporting With General Conditions

This type of probation requires you to periodically check in with a probation officer, typically on a monthly basis. You may also be ordered to refrain from using alcohol or drugs—which can be monitored by alcohol or drug testing—and to participate in community service and/or alcohol or drug abuse counseling.

Reporting With Special Conditions

This is the most intensive form of probation. In addition to the typical general probation conditions, the judge may order you to serve a period of time under house arrest or in a residential treatment facility.

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