Examining Drunk Driving Prevention Many individuals know that drunk driving charges can and are serious matters. This is especially true, not because of the possible jail confinement or fine imposed, but because of the other consequences, sanctions, and punishments that can be and are inflicted on an individual convicted of a drunk driving charge. At the…

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Police Officer Mistakes – They do happen Whenever you are confronted by a police officer, it becomes essential that the particular police officer involved handles him- or herself accordingly. Police officer mistakes can lead to a great outcome in a criminal case. When police officer mistakes occur, it brings about the possibility of having the…

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Michigan Traffic Tickets Here in the State of Michigan traffic tickets can vary depending on the type of citation that an officer presents to an individual. The reasoning for this is due to the fact that some Michigan traffic tickets can be criminal in nature. However, this does not hinder the impact that Michigan traffic…

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Alcohol Crimes And Statistics The State of Michigan has various alcohol crimes and statistics that vary on each individual crime (these crimes also involve other substances and drugs), 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…

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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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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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