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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Michigan Reckless Driving Law – What Exactly Is It? An individual can be and will be convicted Michigan Reckless Driving law an individual will have a misdemeanor on his or her criminal and driving record. Michigan Reckless Driving law states that a person shall not drive their motor vehicle with a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of…

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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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Consent To Search – When To Deny?  A consent to search occurs more often than not. Many people believe that if they agree to consent to search it may provide for a better outcome with the police officer. That is not always true, and it is best to never consent to search. The State or…

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Michigan Drunk Driving [DUI/OWI] – Quick Overview Michigan Drunk Driving Law provides that if you operate a motor vehicle in the State of Michigan with a blood alcohol level at .08 or above, you can be charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). See MCL 257.625. This offense is classified as a 93 day Misdemeanor, 6…

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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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