Looking At Detroit’s MMMA Dispensary Ordinance Here in the State of Michigan, Medical Marihuana Dispensaries operate in a gray-area within the law because of the People v McQueen decision rendered by the Michigan Supreme Court. The lack of legislation action has only increased the gray-area for how and if dispensary can operate here within Michigan….

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Michigan Supreme Court Eliminating Sentencing Guidelines In 2015 the Michigan Supreme Court wrote an opinion eliminating sentencing guidelines, which meant that felony sentencings would change after People v Lockridge. Prior to this opinion, courts were required to follow sentencing guidelines, unless the judge or court were able to specifically articulate a reasoning (after specific findings)…

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Examining Drunk Driving Prevention Many individuals know that drunk driving charges can and are serious matters. This is especially true, not because of the possible jail confinement or fine imposed, but because of the other consequences, sanctions, and punishments that can be and are inflicted on an individual convicted of a drunk driving charge. At the…

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Police Officer Mistakes – They do happen Whenever you are confronted by a police officer, it becomes essential that the particular police officer involved handles him- or herself accordingly. Police officer mistakes can lead to a great outcome in a criminal case. When police officer mistakes occur, it brings about the possibility of having the…

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Michigan MIP Amnesty Law Protections For Some Minors Who Come Forward In June of 2012, the State of Michigan modified the Michigan Liquor Control Code (aka MLCC) to include an exemption for certain individuals suffering from alcohol poisoning, i.e. the MIP Amnesty Law. This exemption applies to a minor who purchases, consumes or possesses alcohol….

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What Is Aiding And Abetting? Here in the State of Michigan there is a crime known as aiding and abetting. It is important to understand what acts constitute conviction under the law here in Michigan. The concept may be considered similar to a conspiracy charge, however, aiding and abetting requires different proofs for a prosecutor…

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Furnishing Alcohol To Minors Here In Michigan Pursuant to MCL 436.1701 it is a criminal misdemeanor for a person who knowingly sells or found furnishing alcohol to minors or failing to make a diligent inquiry as to whether the person is a minor here in the state of Michigan. The statute makes a difference between individuals…

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Civil Citations Can & Will Come In Multiple Forms Have you ever been charged with a criminal misdemeanor, yet not taken to jail or arrested, but rather issued a citation? A criminal citation is a ticket that police officers issue to individuals for certain low-level crimes. They can be in the form of a criminal misdemeanor…

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Criminal Sexual Conduct – Michigan CSC Crimes – Outlined The Criminal Sexual Conduct (aka CSC) Act is divided up into Four Degrees (decreasing in statutory penalty as the degrees become larger. They are commonly referred as follows: CSC – First Degree, i.e. CSC 1, which carries with it any term of years in jail if…

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What Is Aggravated Assault? When a punch or an intentional and harmful contact turns into aggravated assault the consequences become severe. No weapon is needed; however, serious or aggravated injury must result. The individual must not have the intent to commit great bodily or murder. Meaning that if an severely injures another, yet does not…

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