Our criminal defense attorneys blog about a variety of issues and share their insights and experiences with you here. Follow our blog if you or a loved one is in trouble, or if you just want to understand your rights in case you are charged with a crime. This is a valuable source of important information for all Michiganians.
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Explaining Michigan's Marijuana Law In last November’s election, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, paving the way for Michigan to join nine other states in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
Should I Participate in Field Sobriety Tests? You went out with friends for the night. Next thing you know, you see flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. You start to worry. You did have a few drinks, but that was hours ago. The officer asks you to get out of the car and perform field sobriety tests. What does that mean, and do you have to participate?
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.
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 …
Second Chances for Youthful Offenders The Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) is a Michigan law intended by the legislature to allow those persons between the ages of 17 and 21 to avoid the stigma and disability of a criminal record. The law allows for a judge to exercise their broad discretion in whether to allow the offender such special treatment. …
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