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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Josh Jones – ACE-V Fingerprint Examination Analysis Examined & Explained The ACE-V Fingerprint Examination Analysis is a subjective forensic examination process that is used in many criminal trials and proceedings throughout the United States Criminal Justice System. ACE-V Fingerprint Examination Analysis has been claimed to be infallible and maintain a zero-error result. In some situations…

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Transporting Usable Marijuana  Here in the State of Michigan Medical Marihuana patients and caregivers transporting usable marijuana are required to do so in a certain way. First, an individual must ensure that they are transporting usable marijuana inside a case and it is located inside the trunk. MCL § 750.474 specially states that “[a] person shall not [be transporting usable marijuana] . ….

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WHAT ARE THE MIRANDA RIGHTS? In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the historic case of Miranda v. Arizona, declaring that a person taken into custody must be read his or her rights before being questioned, i.e. Miranda Rights. Those Miranda Rights are enforceable through the Fifth Amendment right not to make any self-incriminating statements…

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What Is An Enclosed Locked Facility? The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (aka MMMA) specifically defines “enclosed locked facility.” An “enclosed locked facility” is defined as “a closet, room or other comparable, stationary, and fully-enclosed area equipped with secured locks or other functioning security devices that permit access only by a” patient or caregiver. It also…

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