Question Presented: What is Circumstantial Evidence? Typically circumstantial evidence is defined as evidence that is not direct evidence. Two commonly presented hypotheticals used  to differentiate the terms is as follows: Direct Evidence would be looking outside the window and seeing the rain or actual act of it raining; while circumstantial evidence would be seeing someone walking into…

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Traffic & Criminal Citations Come In Multiple Forms Have you ever been charged with a criminal misdemeanor, yet not taken to jail or arrested, but rather issued a citation? A criminal citation is a ticket that police officers issue to individuals for certain low-level crimes. They can be in the form of a criminal misdemeanor…

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THE MICHIGAN CRIMINAL PROCESS THE ARREST The Michigan criminal process begins with the arrest, generally. In order to properly arrest, the police must have probable cause that a crime was committed. Probable cause is reasonable belief that you (the defendant) committed a crime. Warrants are not required in order to arrest individuals, yet they are…

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MICHIGAN ADVICE OF RIGHTS – MISDEMEANORS Here in the State of Michigan, any individual who is charged with a Misdemeanor will have his or her case heard before a District Court Judge. This process begins with an Arraignment before a Magistrate, and during the arraignment every individual is required to read and review a Michigan…

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