Common Michigan Drivers License Sanctions – by Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones

MICHIGAN DRIVERS LICENSE SANCTIONS Suspensions: Definition: The privilege to drive is suspended for some definitive period of time (generally one year or less), and they typically restored after suspension period without the necessity of a DAAD hearing. However, depending on the charge and the individual’s driving record and criminal history Most Common Drivers License Sanctions by Offenses: OWI First Offense; OWI High …

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Michigan Larceny Outlined & Explained – Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer, Josh Jones

What is Michigan Larceny? Michigan larceny can loosely be defined as the taking of something (property) from another. The State of Michigan makes this particular area of law somewhat complex because of the various acts and property that can be involved in a Michigan larceny. Furthermore, there are numerous variations of punishment based upon the circumstances of an individual’s case and the property …

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Can you be Charged With OWI While Car Not Running?

OWI While Car Not Running – Can You Be Charged? An interesting and substantive question that arises when a police arrive to the scene of a suspected drunk driving, yet the officer discovers that the individual may have not actually been driving the vehicle. Instead, the vehicle is parked, the engine is turned off, and the car is not in motion. …

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Decriminalizing Marijuana – By Michigan Marijuana & Criminal Defense Lawyer, Josh Jones

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 cities decriminalizing marijuana include, but may …

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Marijuana Drunk Driving – People v Koon – Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

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 possess medical marihuana, and thus …

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Medical Marihuana Collective Growing – People v Bylsma Analysis

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 Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) analyzed Bylsma very …

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Michigan Domestic Violence or Assault Explained – Michigan Criminal Attorney, Josh Jones

WHAT IS MICHIGAN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR ASSAULT? Assaultive crimes can come in various forms and degrees, meaning that one act can encapsulate numerous assaultive crimes. Within this umbrella of assaultive crimes lies the crime known as Michigan domestic violence  or assault and applies when a person is in a dating relationship with the individual assaulter. Michigan Domestic Violence or Assault, as mentioned above, …

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Law Enforcement Perform Warrantless Home Search – by Criminal & Marijuana Defense Lawyer

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 Situations (i.e. Exigent Circumstances) allow …

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Michigan Indecent Exposure MCL 750.335a Explained – Criminal Statute

What is Michigan Indecent Exposure MCL 750.335a? Michigan Indecent Exposure MCL 750.335a explains that “[a] person shall not knowingly make any open or indecent exposure of his or her person or of the person of another.” If an individual is found guilty of Michigan Indecent Exposure MCL 750.335a then he or she “is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not …

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Michigan 7411 Diversion Explained – Criminal & Marijuana Lawyer

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 court ordered probation that will …

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