Michigan Sobriety Courts & Drivers Licenses

When speaking about Michigan Sobriety Courts and Drivers Licenses it is important to understand what it takes in order to satisfy the requirements for obtaining one. In many situations and circumstances the underlying criminal charge will dictate why and how the individual lost his or her drivers license. Those situations generally, but not always, involve some sort of drug, substance …

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Michigan – Criminal Cyberbullying Explained & Outlined

In late 2018, Michigan passed legislation that made criminal cyberbullying a misdemeanor if convicted of the charge. The law became effective March 27, 2019, forming MCL § 750.411x. The maximum punishment under the statute is 93-days jail and/or a fine of up to $500 plus court costs. Moreover, if there is a ‘pattern of harassing or intimidating behavior’ by the …

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Michigan Recreational Marijuana In the Home

Michigan recreational marijuana law is in full bloom, which means homeowners or residents are now allowed to possess, use and cultivate marijuana within those homes. But what are the guidelines for such possession, use and cultivation? This is an interesting because of the various ownership rights involved with someone’s home. If an individual owns the home then there is no …

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MCL 750.413 & .414 – Unlawful Use Driving Away – Motor Vehicle Explained

Unlawful Use Driving Away – Motor Vehicle (MCL § 750.413, 750.414) Here in Michigan Unlawful Use Driving Away of a Motor Vehicle is handled by two separate statutes that provide different maximum punishments under statute or law. Unlawful use is the lesser of the two evils, providing for a possible maximum 2 years in jail. Unlawful driving away carries a …

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Michigan Criminal Lawyer, Why Are They Needed?

Why Do I Need A Michigan Criminal Lawyer? Michigan criminal lawyers can be essential to your case for numerous reasons and circumstances. The most important aspect that a Michigan criminal lawyer can offer a criminal defendant is the understanding of the ins and outs of the individual matter. Criminal lawyers will have the specialized understanding of the criminal court, process …

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Michigan Recreational Marijuana Law Outlined by Josh Jones, Esq

Michigan Recreational Marijuana Law Generally speaking, Michigan Residents 21 and over will be allowed to possess, consume, sell, and grow or cultivate marijuana here in the State of Michigan. However, there will be some limitations on some of these activities. The sale of marijuana will be limited to those possessing a proper license. These will be provided through the State …

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Canada Legalized Marijuana – How It Impacts Michigan Residents

Canada Legalized Marijuana – Effects On Michigan Michigan residents may have noticed that Canada legalized marijuana in Oct. 2018 throughout its country. The various laws and regulations will vary from area to area. It is advisable to consult with a Canadian lawyer if there are specific questions or issues that arise with the substance while within their country. Therefore, it …

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Michigan Responsibility Fees Eliminated – Oct. 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018 Begins the Elimination of Michigan Responsibility Fees For many years, drivers have had to deal with Michigan Responsibility Fees when being a resident of this state. However, as of Oct. 1, 2018, the accumulation of Michigan Responsibility fees by the state’s residents have been eliminated. What this means for individual Michigan drivers is that if your driver’s …

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People v Mansour – Usable Marihuana Again Limited

Usable Marihuana Definition Again Limited In People v Mansour In the summer of 2018, the Court of Appeal issued an opinion in People v Mansour, that limited the definition of usable marihuana here in Michigan for medical marijuana patients and caregivers. The court looked at a case where the individual was growing marihuana and drying marihuana when the police executed …

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Criminal Sentencing In Michigan Outlined & Explained

Michigan Criminal Sentencing Explained Here in the State of Michigan, many criminal sentencing hearings will be based upon the type of criminal charge and the jurisdiction where the sentencing will occur. Whether the criminal charge is a misdemeanor or felony will be the heaviest weighing factor for a criminal sentencing. The reason for this is due the statutory limitation set …

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