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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UPDATED: Criminal Expungement or Set Aside – What Is It? A criminal expungement or set aside is an action created by statute that can be used as many times as necessary SO LONG as the individual still meets the requirements of the Statute. The expungement law here in the State of Michigan is found with…

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GPS Tracking Devices In United States v Jones – United States Supreme Court The United States Supreme Court held that GPS tracking devices were not allowed to be attached an individual’s vehicle unless the government has first obtained a warrant to attach such a device. See United States v Jones. The defendant Jones was being…

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People v Carruthers Usable Marihuana Defined & Limited UPDATED On Thursday, June 11, 2014, the Michigan Supreme Court denied hearing the People v Carruthers usable marihuana case by order, which was on appeal from the Michigan Court of Appeals. The People v Carruthers usable marihuana case when interpreted by Michigan Court of Appeal created many…

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Consequences of Refusing Chemical Test Breathalyzer during DUI Stop Implied Consent Law: If arrested for a drunk driving offense in Michigan, all drivers are considered to have given their consent to take a chemical test to determine your bodily alcohol content (BAC) and refusing Chemical Test Breathalyzer has repercussions to the drivers’ license. Purpose: The immediate…

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