Novice Drivers Cellphone Ban Known As: Kelsey’s Law Under MCL 257.320a there is a cellphone ban for all novice drivers, also known as Kelsey’s Law. Those individuals holding a level I or level II drivers license are be unable to use a cellphone while operating a vehicle, hence a cellphone ban for novice drivers under Kelsey’s…

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Failure to Answer Citation, Appear in Court, or Comply With an Order or Judgment MCL 257.321a(1) states: Many individuals do not know this, but when someone fails to pay a traffic ticket or fail to appear in court or comply with a court order or judgment specific matters their Michigan Driver’s License will be in…

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Traffic & Criminal Citations 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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The State of Michigan has various alcohol related crimes involving various criminal acts, especially those involved with a motor vehicle. These charges and/or convictions include, but are not limited to, licensing sanction, jail time, fines, community service and/or counseling. It is imperative to know what can and will happen to you if you choose to accept or…

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Open Intoxicants – Open Alcohol In A Motor Vehicle What is open intoxicants? Did you know that if you are in a vehicle that is upon a highway or otherwise open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles you are not allowed to have an open container of alcohol? This applies to…

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Michigan Disturbing The Peace MCL 750.170 Disturbing the Peace MCL 750.170 is an actual crime here in the State of Michigan, which covers a large array of acts that could potentially land someone with a criminal misdemeanor on his or her record. Generally, Disturbing the Peace MCL 750.170 falls under local ordinances rather than under…

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What is a Michigan Retail Fraud charge? The State of Michigan statutorily divides up it theft crimes into multiple categories, which includes Michigan retail fraud. The statutes go even further and divide Michigan retail fraud into separate classes or degrees that vary depending upon the act and amount of merchandise involved in the alleged Michigan retail fraud charge….

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Michigan Statutory Rape In A Nutshell – A Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) Crime The Michigan Statutory Rape law is a serious matter that should always be handled by an effective criminal attorney. Generally, a  sexual act can be very gratifying, but it can also be traumatic, especially when the climax of the situation brings about…

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Michigan Misdemeanors: Maximum Punishment Violations: The following is a list of possible Michigan misdemeanors and their maximum fines and jail sanctions imposed pursuant to Michigan statute. These may vary depending on whether the charge or conviction is based upon a local ordinance or under the Michigan Statute, which is dependent on the charging governmental body (i.e….

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MICHIGAN ASSAULTIVE CRIMES OUTLINED & EXPLAINED Rather than citing each individual statute throughout this article (or a guide for assaultive crimes) it is best to review the black-letter law for assaultive crimes here in the State of Michigan. Assaultive crimes vary substantially here in the State of Michigan, meaning there are multiple classes or categories…

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