Consequences of Refusing Chemical Test Breathalyzer during DUI Stop Implied Consent Law: If arrested for a drunk driving offense in Michigan, all drivers are considered to have given their consent to take a chemical test to determine your bodily alcohol content (BAC) and refusing Chemical Test Breathalyzer has repercussions to the drivers’ license. Purpose: The immediate…

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Josh Jones – ACE-V Fingerprint Examination Analysis Examined & Explained The ACE-V Fingerprint Examination Analysis is a subjective forensic examination process that is used in many criminal trials and proceedings throughout the United States Criminal Justice System. ACE-V Fingerprint Examination Analysis has been claimed to be infallible and maintain a zero-error result. In some situations…

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Transporting Usable Marijuana  Here in the State of Michigan Medical Marihuana patients and caregivers transporting usable marijuana are required to do so in a certain way. First, an individual must ensure that they are transporting usable marijuana inside a case and it is located inside the trunk. MCL § 750.474 specially states that “[a] person shall not [be transporting usable marijuana] . ….

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Consent To Search – When To Deny?  A consent to search occurs more often than not. Many people believe that if they agree to consent to search it may provide for a better outcome with the police officer. That is not always true, and it is best to never consent to search. The State or…

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Michigan Drunk Driving [DUI/OWI] – Quick Overview Michigan Drunk Driving Law provides that if you operate a motor vehicle in the State of Michigan with a blood alcohol level at .08 or above, you can be charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). See MCL 257.625. This offense is classified as a 93 day Misdemeanor, 6…

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WHAT ARE THE MIRANDA RIGHTS? In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the historic case of Miranda v. Arizona, declaring that a person taken into custody must be read his or her rights before being questioned, i.e. Miranda Rights. Those Miranda Rights are enforceable through the Fifth Amendment right not to make any self-incriminating statements…

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MICHIGAN ADVICE OF RIGHTS – MISDEMEANORS Here in the State of Michigan, any individual who is charged with a Misdemeanor will have his or her case heard before a District Court Judge. This process begins with an Arraignment before a Magistrate, and during the arraignment every individual is required to read and review a Michigan…

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What Is An Enclosed Locked Facility? The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (aka MMMA) specifically defines “enclosed locked facility.” An “enclosed locked facility” is defined as “a closet, room or other comparable, stationary, and fully-enclosed area equipped with secured locks or other functioning security devices that permit access only by a” patient or caregiver. It also…

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