That's actually what I was referring to, convicted of what? You could be charged and convicted of a lesser infraction through plea agreements or have the charge tossed. I think that morally accepting responsibility and convictions levied by the courts are separate topics Edit: to try to stay on topic, I would add, be careful in Canada, their BAC limits for driving are stricter than MI. They also enforce helmet and insurance law pretty strictly. My neighbor said he was very close to going to jail for consuming beer in the boat (an American pastime it seems) while fishing in Canada.