Vehicle Impoundment

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In the state of Michigan you may face vehicle impoundment after an alcohol-related offense. Court procedures may vary, but generally speaking, the offender is required to have the vehicle immobilized, and provide proof that has happened to the court. If an offender does not comply with the immobilization requirement, he or she might:

  • Be held in contempt of court.
  • Face probation violation charges.
  • Forfeit his or her vehicle.
 

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What is vehicle impoundment or immobilization? 

Vehicle impoundment or immobilization is required if the individual in question is the owner, co-owner, lessee or co-lessee of the vehicle operated during the violation. Immobilization will begin or is applied after any period of imprisonment an individual may be sentenced to for the occurence.  Drunk and Drugged Driving Convictions:
  1. If there are no prior convictions, the convictions identified below result in immobilization for not more than 180 days, with no minimum period.
  2. If there is 1 prior conviction within 7 years, the convictions identified below result in immobilization for not less than 90 days or more than 180 days.
  3. If there are 2 or more prior convictions over any period of time, the convictions identified below result in immobilization for not less than 1 year or more than 3 years.
  4. Operating While Intoxicated
  5. Operating While Impaired
  6. Child Endangerment
  7. Operating With Any Amount of a Controlled Substance in the Body
  8. Operating While Intoxicated, While Impaired, or With Any Amount of a Controlled Substance in the Body causing the death of another person
  9. Operating While Intoxicated, While Impaired, or With Any Amount of a Controlled Substance in the Body causing serious injury to another person