Distributing Sexually Explicit Material Of Another Here in the State of Michigan, it is now a criminal misdemeanor is an individual if found to be distributing sexually explicit material of another. In  2016, Michigan modified the criminal code by adding in a misdemeanor offense of anyone distributing sexually explicit material of another. In fact, distributing…

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People v Simmons – Outlines Temporary License Plates In People v Simmons, the Michigan Court of Appeals outlines the downfall of having a temporary license plate on an individual’s motor vehicle here in the State of Michigan. The reason that this opinion on temporary license plates has such a big impact on individual’s is because the…

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No Criminal Charges For Refusing Blood Draws – Birchfield v North Dakota: Supreme Court of the United States The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently rendered an opinion, in Birchfield v North Dakota, indicating that criminal charges cannot ensue for individuals refusing blood draws after being requested by a police officer. North Dakota previously criminally…

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Restoring Your Privilege To Drive: Michigan License Restoration Michigan license restoration begins and ends with obtaining the correct and appropriate documentation, proof, and advocating in order to obtain your privilege to once again drive a motor vehicle. This is why Michigan license restoration requires determining first why your license has been suspended, denied or revoked….

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Reporting Systems: Criminal Background Checks, Driving Records, and More A criminal background check is one of the most common and popular public means of obtaining someone’s criminal history or record. However, did you know there are various ways to perform criminal background checks on individuals? Moreover, did you know that there is centralized agency that…

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Teen Sexting In Michigan – Is It Child Pornography? While reviewing some recent news articles, I stumbled across one discussing a hot topic or issue extending from Bay County, Michigan. The article was discussing teen sexting and the possible ramifications and implications of teenagers sending photos through text message. At first thought, my moralistic gut…

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Possessing Reproduced or Forged Drivers License Here in the State of Michigan there is a criminal misdemeanor charge for possessing reproduced or forged drivers license. In fact, the criminal charge includes possessing a reproduced, altered, counterfeit, forged or duplicate drivers license. MCL 257.310. The statute states possessing reproduced or forged drivers license photograph, negative of…

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After MSC Order Michigan Juvenile Lifers Resentenced On April 25, 2016, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order effectively requiring Michigan Juvenile lifers resentenced after the United States Supreme Court issued its written opinion on the concerns of juveniles serving prison terms without the chance of parole for certain crimes and convictions. This Order issued…

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Drunk Driving In Private Driveway – People v Rea In People v Rea, the Michigan Court of Appeals was faced with a drunk driving case where a police officer saw an individual back up in his property about 25 feet, essentially whether an individual can be charged with drunk driving in private driveway. The police were…

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Success In Michigan Ignition Interlock Program Here in the State of Michigan, numerous courts throughout the state have been involved in a pilot program utilizing ignition interlock devices for drunk driving charges and conviction. The Michigan ignition interlock program places a device inside an individual’s motor vehicle, which then requires the individual to blow into the…

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