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  • Suspect in a Criminal Investigation? Take This Advice Find out what you should do if you find yourself the suspect in a criminal investigation. Things to keep in mind, what to say and what to do if you find yourself in this situation.
  • Critical steps to take after an accident It's important to know what you should do if you or a loved one is ever involved in a motor vehicle accident. Be prepared by taking these critical steps.
  • Educate Yourself About Bike Safety One of our favorite things to do during the summer is give away mountain bikes through our Bikes for Kids program. Inspired by attorney Chuck Boyk, from Toledo, Ohio, we started our version of the program in June 2016. Bikes for Kids aims to recognize children in our surrounding area who are doing good things …
  • You've been arrested, now what? Imagine this. You receive a call from the local jail. It is a close friend or loved one. They tell you, “I’ve been arrested for a felony offense.” Without question, your mind will begin to swirl and you may become overwhelmed by fear and confusion. The moment you hear those words, your mind needs to …
  • Ways to Avoid Arrest for Drinking and Driving You went out with friends, and consumed alcoholic beverages, and decided you were OK to drive home. You’re almost home, when you see flashing lights behind you. You don’t remember speeding or doing anything else wrong. What should you do now? Here are seven things you should do, if you’ve been pulled over after you’ve …
  • 10 Tips to Keep You Safe This Summer The Fourth of July brings the first big travel weekend of the summer, and usually one spent out in the sun and sand. As the season kicks off, we want to share some tips on how to protect yourself and your family. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy your time together and not have …
  • Medicare Developments Over the past year, there have been some significant changes in Medicare coverage for individuals in skilled nursing facilities. Previously, if someone was admitted to the hospital and required skilled nursing or rehabilitative services, Medicare would stop paying for those services based on an “improvement” standard. In other words, if continued services would not effectively …
  • Drunk Driving Accident: What are the penalties of a Michigan DUI? Causing a drunk driving accident in Michigan, or receiving a Michigan DUI, are very serious matters and may subject you to harsh penalties. Each year, thousands of people are injured and hundreds die as the result of alcohol and drug-related crashes in Michigan. Tens of thousands of people are arrested in Michigan yearly for alcohol-related …
  • How an Estate Planning Attorney in Michigan Can Help You Qualify for Medicaid Though Medicaid helps millions of people throughout Michigan, qualifying for its assistance when the need arises is not guaranteed. To avoid the possibility of you or your family member being turned down for Medicaid benefits, consider sitting down with an estate planning attorney — one who knows the intricacies of Medicaid in Michigan and can …
  • Where does Michigan stand with the same-sex marriage law? If you have questions about your rights as a same-sex couple, the Family Law team at Barberi Law in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • High BAC Arrests and Potential Penalties In Michigan, as in most other states, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08 percent.  If you are tested and have reached this limit (or greater), you are considered a drunk driver. If an officer has stopped you on your way to or from Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Central Michigan University, or …
  • Michigan Boating Under the Influence (BUI): What to Do When You Get a Boating DUI Summer in Michigan is the pure definition of fun in the sun. With its five Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes and more freshwater coastline than any other state in the U.S.,* Michigan is a boater’s haven. Friends gather together, families plan reunions and tourists and locals alike hit the water to enjoy days on pontoons, …

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