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  • 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 …
  • Wet Roads Require Caution As Michigan hovers between winter and spring weather, we face wet roads. Just like on snowy and icy roads, we need to keep some things in mind when driving in wet conditions. State Farm and AAA Insurance have some suggestions on what to do to keep yourself safe during the changing weather. Be prepared: Rain …
  • Retail Fraud In Michigan, stealing items offered for sale is officially known as Retail Fraud. Retail Fraud can be either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the value of the item, or the past criminal history of the alleged offender. It is commonly referred to as “shoplifting.” A conviction for Retail Fraud, even the misdemeanor variety, can …
  • Am I entitled to compensation for a motorcycle accident in Michigan? At Barberi Law, our highly experienced team of attorneys serving central Michigan will examine the facts of your motorcycle accident situation and help resolve your legal matter quickly and efficiently.
  • Charged With Minor in Possession Mount Pleasant, Michigan? Criminal Defense Attorney David Barberi, explains the issues surrounding a Minor In Possession charge in Michigan and the consequences of a conviction.
  • Distracted Driving Is on the Rise: Protect Yourself Have you seen all the headlines recently about one-car accidents where the driver goes into a ditch or hits a tree? In many of those instances, distracted driving is to blame. In fact, driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to the …
  • Whether You Should Talk to Your Kids About Custody By Sara Sastamoinen I don’t suggest that parents initiate with their children a conversation regarding their preference about where to live and when they should spend time with each parent. If children express their unsolicited opinion or want to talk about it, as their parent, you can acknowledge their opinion and leave the conversation open …
  • 6 Things to Consider in a Wrongful Death Case It’s not something you even want to imagine. You never want to think about someone you love getting injured, let alone dying in a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, we can’t control all the conditions that could result in a life-changing event happening to a loved one. A variety of situations present themselves when someone dies. …
  • Injured in an accident? Five Things You Should Do Right Away So, what should you do if you, or a loved one, was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident? First, do everything possible to get better. Make sure you take care of yourself. Do everything your doctor has told you to do to recover as quickly as possible. Make sure to make all of your …
  • Prenuptial Agreements: What You Can, Cannot Do!   In 1981, the Michigan Legislature adopted a statute allowing for prenuptial agreements. The statute stated, “a contract relating to property made between persons in contemplation of marriage shall remain in full force after the marriage takes place.” (MCL 557.28) That being said, for many years the Michigan judiciary did not permit premarital agreements to …

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