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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Careless Driving In Michigan Analyzed Here in the State of Michigan, like many other states, there is a traffic infraction known as careless driving. If an individual is found responsible for careless driving, her or she will face a civil infraction, attaching other possible risks and repercussions. Because careless driving is a civil infraction this means…

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A warrant v warrantless search can be the difference between a constitutional violation and a legal search (and later seizure) by a police officer. Warrant v warrantless searches can occur in many situations and circumstances. To begin, a warrant to search is constitutionally required in situations, unless there is a constitutionally accepted exception that allows…

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What To Do With An Outstanding Warrant In Michigan In Michigan, and other states, when an individual has an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor or felony, he or she will need to satisfy or turn themselves in on the outstanding warrant. Outstanding warrants can involve both Michigan misdemeanors and felonies, depending upon the circumstances and charges…

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The First Step For Drivers License Restoration Do you have the legal ability to currently drive here in the State of Michigan? Have you lost the right to have a drivers license? Is your drivers license suspended, revoked or denied? Do you currently hold an invalid license? Have you heard of Drivers License Restoration? If…

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