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Michigan Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones

Mail Depository Protection Act – Outlined – MCL 445.31-33

Recently, the Michigan Legislature passed new law making it a crime to hold, take or destroy the mail of another individual. See MCL 445.31 thru 445.33. There also must be an attached intent to defraud or deprive the individual of the mail. This applies to all living and non-living individuals. It should also be mentioned …

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Use of Dangerous Weapon Against Student or School Employee Explained

Accordingly to MCL 750.235b, the use of dangerous weapon against student or school employee has been identified generally as a criminal misdemeanor. It is in fact a 1-year criminal misdemeanor, and it can also be increased to a 10-year felony, if the act is being carried with specific intent to threaten or have an overt …

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New Michigan Civil Asset Forfeiture Law – Limits Seizures

In May of 2019, Governor Whitmer signed new Michigan Civil Asset Forfeiture law into existence, which now limits the ability of police to seizure or confiscate property that may or could be involved in criminal activity. The underlying purpose it so obtain property that is directly connected to the criminal activity at hand. Therefore, the …

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Michigan Recreational Marijuana In the Home

Michigan recreational marijuana law is in full bloom, which means homeowners or residents are now allowed to possess, use and cultivate marijuana within those homes. But what are the guidelines for such possession, use and cultivation? This is an interesting because of the various ownership rights involved with someone’s home. If an individual owns the …

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MCL 750.413 & .414 – Unlawful Use Driving Away – Motor Vehicle Explained

Unlawful Use Driving Away – Motor Vehicle (MCL ? 750.413, 750.414) Here in Michigan Unlawful Use Driving Away of a Motor Vehicle is handled by two separate statutes that provide different maximum punishments under statute or law. Unlawful use is the lesser of the two evils, providing for a possible maximum 2 years in jail. …

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Michigan Criminal Lawyer, Why Are They Needed?

Why Do I Need A Michigan Criminal Lawyer? Michigan criminal lawyers can be essential to your case for numerous reasons and circumstances. The most important aspect that a Michigan criminal lawyer can offer a criminal defendant is the understanding of the ins and outs of the individual matter. Criminal lawyers will have the specialized understanding …

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Defaulted Traffic Tickets in Michigan Explained

How to clear-up defaulted traffic tickets in Michigan: Having a defaulted traffic ticket in the State of Michigan can have serious repercussions to an individual’s ability to drive a motor vehicle. In order to understand the procedure in order to avoid default can be found here. It’s important to understand that avoiding a default will …

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Michigan Sobriety Courts – Josh Jones, Criminal Defense Attorney

Michigan Sobriety Courts Explained Here in the State of Michigan, numerous district and circuit court maintain and develop Michigan Sobriety Courts, which assist individuals in combating their issues with substance and alcohol abuse and dependency. Michigan Sobriety Courts are generally an intensive program or probationary period where the individual will enter into an agreement with …

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Macomb County Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones

Josh Jones Is Your Macomb County Criminal Lawyer Whenever you are charged with a crime, issued a traffic ticket, violated for probation or need someone to assist in getting you your Michigan driver’s license back, you need a Macomb County Criminal Lawyer. Josh Jones is your Macomb County Criminal Lawyer because he is here for …

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Warrant v Warrantless Searches Outlined – Michigan Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones

A warrant v warrantless search can be the difference between a constitutional violation and a legal search (and later seizure) by a police officer. Warrant v warrantless searches can occur in many situations and circumstances. To begin, a warrant to search is constitutionally required in situations, unless there is a constitutionally accepted exception that allows …

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