Nuisance Parties – What Are They? No one ever thinks about a party getting out of control, but it does and will happen, eventually. Nuisance parties can happen anywhere and at anytime. They are not limited to college towns, those over the age of 21, and can involve many situations and circumstances. Understand the consequences before…

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Alcohol Crimes And Statistics The State of Michigan has various alcohol crimes and statistics that vary on each individual crime (these crimes also involve other substances and drugs), especially those involved with a motor vehicle. These charges and/or convictions include, but are not limited to, licensing sanction, jail time, fines, community service and/or counseling. It…

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Controlled Substance Collateral Consequences If Convicted When it comes to controlled substance (or drug) charges here in the State of Michigan, the legislature has drafted a strict set of consequences to inflict onto those convicted of these various types of crimes. Controlled Substance Collateral Consequences are not limited to fines, but can include: possible jail time, possible…

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Criminal Sexual Conduct Crimes – Consequences For Pleading Guilty. If you pled guilty or no contest to a “listed” criminal sexual conduct crime as defined in MCL 28.722 or an offense that by its nature constitutes a sexual offense against an individual who is less than 18 years of age, or if you were previously convicted…

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When An Officer Touches You, Is It A Search? Court’s have determined that a physical intrusion to obtain information may be a Constitutional Violation, which was shown when the United States Supreme Court determined that a violation occurred when the government attached a GPS device to an individual’s vehicle. See United States v Jones. The…

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Failure to Answer Citation, Appear in Court, or Comply With an Order or Judgment MCL 257.321a(1) states: Many individuals do not know this, but when someone fails to pay a traffic ticket or fail to appear in court or comply with a court order or judgment specific matters their Michigan Driver’s License will be in…

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DRIVERS LICENSE RESTORATION – DRUNK DRIVING There are two parts to the process when applying to reinstate your Michigan Driving Privileges. The first process is the paperwork followed by a hearing that will either take place at a branch office in front of an attorney for the state or by videoconference at the branch office…

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People v Hartwick & People v Tuttle – Defining The MMMA At the end July 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) issues a written opinion in two different cases, known as People v Hartwick and People v Tuttle. This opinion provides a specific and detail analysis of what is required by an individual wanting to…

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Michigan Marihuana Caregiver Qualifications Here in the State of Michigan there are certain requirements and criminal charges that can and will extend from specific violations of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (aka MMMA). Legislation found in the MMMA that became effective April 1, 2013 chances the landscape the individuals under the MMMA, specifically MMMA caregivers. One of the…

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