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  • How Does Proposition 1 Affect My Probation?
    How Does Proposition 1 Affect My Probation?

    I have been receiving numerous calls lately about the recent passage of Proposition 1 (The legalization of recreational marijuana). The main question I get asked is, “How will this affect my ...

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  • Michigan to Eliminate Driver Responsibility Fees
    Michigan to Eliminate Driver Responsibility Fees

    If you owe Michigan’s Department of Treasury driver responsibility fees (DRFs) you’re in luck. The Driver Responsibility Law, enacted October 1, 2003, has recently been amended to eliminate DRFs. On ...

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  • Civil Asset Forfeiture: Innocent or Not, Your Property Can Be Seized
    Civil Asset Forfeiture: Innocent or Not, Your Property Can Be Seized

    No Criminal Charge Necessary Did you know that the state and federal government can take your possessions without charging you with a crime? Through a controversial legal process called Civil ...

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  • Do you use marijuana for religious purposes? Here is what you need to know.
    Do you use marijuana for religious purposes? Here is what you need to know.

    Protection from State Charges First off, you need to know that there is no religious defense to Michigan state charges, at the moment. Currently, 21 states have passed similar versions of the federal ...

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  • What To Do If You Are Arrested With An Expired Michigan Medical Marijuana Card?
    What To Do If You Are Arrested With An Expired Michigan Medical Marijuana Card?

    Michigan is on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana. This means that police departments are scrambling to arrest as many people as possible for possession of marijuana before they lose their ...

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  • Can You Be Charged With The Same Crime at Both The State and Federal Level?
    Can You Be Charged With The Same Crime at Both The State and Federal Level?

    “Double Jeopardy” is a protected right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Michigan Constitution. It means you cannot be prosecuted twice for the same crime. ...

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