Marijuana And Driving  – Intoxicated or Not? Marijuana and driving may be the next big drunk driving issue within the United States, which is due to the passage of many laws allowing for the drug’s use for either recreation or medicinal purposes. It is interesting for individual’s who qualify for protection under the Michigan Medical Marihuana…

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    MEDICAL MARIJUANA TIPS – FOR YOUR SAFETY This marijuana tips flier, poster or card was made for individuals who are medical marijuana patients and caregivers. It was created in order to provide you with vital and important information dealing with medical marihuana here in the State of Michigan. Knowing the law then maintaining…

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What Is The Vehicle Search Exception? Once an individual motorist has been pulled over and the police officer has probable cause to perform a vehicle search a warrant will not be necessary in order to actually vehicle search. This is known as the Motor Vehicle Search Exception to the Fourth Amendment’s requirement of first obtaining…

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THE MICHIGAN CRIMINAL PROCESS THE ARREST The Michigan criminal process begins with the arrest, generally. In order to properly arrest, the police must have probable cause that a crime was committed. Probable cause is reasonable belief that you (the defendant) committed a crime. Warrants are not required in order to arrest individuals, yet they are…

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Stop and Frisk or Pat Down – When Can It Occur? A police officer has three opportunities to perform a search (or a stop and frisk or pat down) on an individual: (1) A Search Warrant, (2) Consent, or (3) A Search After Arrest. All three ways or opportunities to search are fairly straight-forward. However,…

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New Preliminary Roadside Analysis – Drunk Driving Law Update Effective January 12, 2015, the State of Michigan will have a new law controlling drunk driving cases. Governer Synder signed the bill October 14, 2015. The new law amends the pre-existing drunk driving statute, changing the way arrests can and will be performed here in Michigan….

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Stop And Frisk Searches By Police Officers – United States v Noble Explained On August 8, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals in the 6th Circuit, in United States v Noble, explained the limits and constraints place on an officer when he chooses to perform a Terry Stop and frisk searches on individuals. The Court explained…

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People v Green – Left To People v McQueen The Michigan Supreme Court issued an Order in June 2013 reversing the Michigan Court of Appeals in People v Green, and explained that the trial court should follow the Court’s opinion as explained in People v McQueen. For those who do not know about People v Green, the matter…

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Common Drug Crime Defenses: Some You Know And Some You May Not There are times when controlled substances and/or drugs crimes are accepted within society these days. Those accepted moments comes when those around the individuals are okay with the use and/or partaking iof the drug question. Moreover, another common time where individuals are allowed to use…

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Decriminalizing Marijuana In Michigan Here in the State of Michigan, there are certain cities decriminalizing marijuana involving up to a specific amount of marijuana and for of-aged individuals (those over 18-years old or 21-years old). It is important to note that individual municipalities may and will have varying languages and requirements within those individual ordinances. These…

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