Singer George Michael was released from Highpoint Prison in England after serving nearly a month of jail time since the pop singer was sentenced in September after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of drugs.  He crashed his car into a shop front in July, causing damage but no injuries, and has been repeatedly cautioned by police over drug possession.  When police got to the car, they found Michael wide-eyed and appeared “spaced out.” He was also carrying two marijuana joints.  Michael told police he had left home at 1:30 a.m. to see a friend but couldn’t remember the route. He said he had taken a sleeping pill that had been prescribed eight days earlier and admitted smoking cannabis earlier in the night.  Michael’s sentence included a fine of 1,250 pounds, or $1,925, and a five-year driving ban.  Michael received a two-year driving ban in 2007 for unfit driving.  He also received a caution for cannabis in 2006, as well as a caution for cannabis and crack cocaine in 2008.  Read More

Under NY law, driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) can are crimes which can have disastrous effects on an individual’s driver’s license and future.  If you are convicted of a DWI and it is your first conviction, you may be eligible to apply for a conditional license if you participate in the Drinking Driver Program (DDP).  The DMV will determine if you are eligible to enroll in this program.  Violations for these crimes vary.  Read More

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