Examining Drunk Driving Prevention Many individuals know that drunk driving charges can and are serious matters. This is especially true, not because of the possible jail confinement or fine imposed, but because of the other consequences, sanctions, and punishments that can be and are inflicted on an individual convicted of a drunk driving charge. At the…

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What Is Aiding And Abetting? Here in the State of Michigan there is a crime known as aiding and abetting. It is important to understand what acts constitute conviction under the law here in Michigan. The concept may be considered similar to a conspiracy charge, however, aiding and abetting requires different proofs for a prosecutor…

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Furnishing Alcohol To Minors Here In Michigan Pursuant to MCL 436.1701 it is a criminal misdemeanor for a person who knowingly sells or found furnishing alcohol to minors or failing to make a diligent inquiry as to whether the person is a minor here in the state of Michigan. The statute makes a difference between individuals…

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UPDATED Michigan Arson Statute(s) The Michigan Arson Statutes ranges from 1st to 5th Degree and vary in punishment with 1st being the most severely punished and 5th being the least.  MCL 750.72 – First Degree Michigan Arson Statute: (1) A person who willfully or maliciously burns, damages, or destroys by fire or explosive any of…

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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…

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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…

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