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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MMMA Criminal Acts Identified & Outlined The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (aka MMMA) has enumerated criminal violations listed within the statute, brining about MMMA criminal acts. Some of the MMMA criminal acts are not found specifically within the MMMA, but rather within the Michigan penal code, which makes for an interesting discussion. However, there is one enumerated…

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Probable Cause To Search MMMA Cardholder The Court of Appeals has recently determined that a Magistrate is allowed to issue a search and seizure warrant without the police officer first determining whether the individual is a Michigan medical marihuana cardholder. Yes, that was a confusing sentence. Let’s see if that idea of whether probable cause…

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Defining Drying Usable Marihuana – People v Randall The Michigan Court of Appeals in January 2015 wrote an opinion involving the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) and the definition of drying usable marihuana, which provides insight on whether an individual would be drying usable marihuana after he or she had just harvested or was harvesting…

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