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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Medical Marijuana Drunk Driving In Michigan – When Does It occurs? It may be considered a landmark case for the Michigan Medical Marihuana community. The Michigan Supreme Court, in People v Koon, has held that individuals who qualify for immunity will not automatically be found to be driving “under the influence” simply because they internally…

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MEDICAL MARIHUANA COLLECTIVE GROWING – People v Bylsma Michigan Supreme Court Opinion Many people will make People v Bylsma out to be bigger than it is, meaning that this case has negatively impacted the medical marijuana community here in Michigan. However, the case was not without hope and should be read thoroughly prior to rendering judgment. The…

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Warrantless Home Search By Law Enforcement Can Happen  Generally, Law Enforcement (or Police) are not allowed to enter your home without a warrant; however, some circumstances can allow for them to perform a warrantless home search (meaning without a warrant or your consent). Those instances allowing for a warrantless home search are referred to as exigent circumstances. Emergency…

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What is Michigan 7411 Diversion? Michigan 7411 diversion is a statutory law that allows for second chances for certain criminal acts committed within the State of Michigan, which means that certain crimes and convictions can be kept off an individual’s public criminal record. This only occurs if the individual satisfies the terms and conditions of their…

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Warrantless Cellphone Searches Constitutional? Warrantless Cellphones Searches require a search warrant when performed after an individual is arrested or detained. See Riley v California, _ U.S. _ (June 25, 2014). The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)  limited the ability of law enforcement to search an individual’s cellphone during or after an arrest. However, the Court…

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People v Tuttle Michigan Supreme Court Ordered Hearing On June 11th, 2014, Robert P. Young, Jr., Chief Justice, Michael F. Cavanagh, Stephen J. Markman Mary Beth Kelly, Brian K. Zahra, Bridget M. McCormack, David F. Viviano, Justices, provided the following order for the application of leave filed in People v Tuttle (Mich. COA 2014): On order…

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