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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Studies Say Stoned Drivers Are Safer Than Drunk Drivers Recently on Feb. 11, 2015 in a news article published by 9 news it was reported that stoned drivers are safer than drunk drivers according to new studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). One of the studies reveals that “drivers with a blood alcohol level…

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Decriminalization Charter – City of Grand Rapids Michigan in recent years has become a marijuana friendly state, or so it seems. There have been numerous cities, municipalities, and towns that have passed local laws decriminalizing or legalizing the use and possession of recreational marijuana. These laws are separate and apart from those controlling the use, possession…

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Permitting Another To Drive Drunk (OWI) Here in the State of Michigan it is illegal and a criminal misdemeanor, generally, if an individual is convicted or found guilty of permitting another to drive drunk. See MCL 257.625(10)(a). This means that an individual convicted of permitting another to drive drunk could face 93-days in jail and/or…

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Controlled Substance Classifications Outlined, Kind Of A controlled substance is “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor that is included in schedules 1 to 5.” MCL § 333.7104. The Board of Pharmacy determines which drugs, substances, and immediate precursors are assigned to each of the individualized schedules or contolled substance classifications. As set forth in MCL…

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