When An Officer Touches You, Is It A Search? Court’s have determined that a physical intrusion to obtain information may be a Constitutional Violation, which was shown when the United States Supreme Court determined that a violation occurred when the government attached a GPS device to an individual’s vehicle. See United States v Jones. The…

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People v Hartwick & People v Tuttle – Defining The MMMA At the end July 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) issues a written opinion in two different cases, known as People v Hartwick and People v Tuttle. This opinion provides a specific and detail analysis of what is required by an individual wanting to…

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Michigan Marihuana Caregiver Qualifications Here in the State of Michigan there are certain requirements and criminal charges that can and will extend from specific violations of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (aka MMMA). Legislation found in the MMMA that became effective April 1, 2013 chances the landscape the individuals under the MMMA, specifically MMMA caregivers. One of the…

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What Is HYTA? Josh Jones, Michigan Criminal Lawyer, will explain to you “What is HYTA?” Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, HYTA, is a deferral statue that has specific age restrictions for individuals attempting to use the statute. However, it is not allowed for a number of offenses, including offenses where the penalty is life, all traffic…

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Michigan Common Criminal Law Questions The following Common Criminal law QUESTIONS and ANSWERS will provide you with an insight into some of the most common criminal terms and procedures used within the Michigan Criminal Justice System. Knowing the law and the answers to these common criminal law questions can and will help protect your rights…

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Constructive Possession Explained & Outlined What is constructive Possession? Many individual’s hear the word possession and automatically believe that they must be in physical contact with the item in question for it to be considered “possession.” However, in the legal word possession can also occur through a concept known as “constructive possession.” The extension of…

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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 Criminal Lawyer – Serving All Of Michigan When an individual is need of a Michigan criminal lawyer they rarely know who to contact. In many instances the individual has no idea how to hire a Michigan criminal lawyer because they have never been involved in a criminal matter. Hiring a Michigan criminal lawyer can be…

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Dog Sniff Search Limited by SCOTUS The Supreme Court of the United States wrote an opinion on April 21, 2015, where it explained that police officers are limited in time and cause when executing a dog sniff search on a motor vehicle. In Rodriguez v United States, the Court was faced with a case involving a…

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SCOPE OF MOTOR VEHICLE SEARCH When an individual motorist is stopped by a police officer for a traffic violation or for another reason bringing about a reasonable suspicion that a crime is occurring or about to occur a police officer can detain the individual motorist on the side of the roadway. But how long cans…

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