Blog Posts in May, 2019

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  • What it Means to “Operate” a Motor Vehicle in Drunk Driving Cases
    What it Means to “Operate” a Motor Vehicle in Drunk Driving Cases

    Drunk driving is illegal. This we all know. In Michigan though, the terminology is known as “Operating While Intoxicated” (OWI) rather than Driving Under the Influence (DUI). However, “operating” is ...

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  • Can Possessing CBD Oil or Other CBD Products Get You Arrested?
    Can Possessing CBD Oil or Other CBD Products Get You Arrested?

    While most of America recognizes the powerful benefits of marijuana and CBD products, many states remain yet to see the light. Unfortunately, this results in confusing rules and regulations concerning ...

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  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Now Requires Criminal Conviction Under Michigan Law
    Civil Asset Forfeiture Now Requires Criminal Conviction Under Michigan Law

    On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Gov. Whitmer signed a package of three bills to reform civil asset forfeiture in a significant manner. Now Michigan law requires a criminal conviction before the police can ...

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  • Can Medical Marijuana Be Used to Treat Substance Use Disorder?
    Can Medical Marijuana Be Used to Treat Substance Use Disorder?

    Medical marijuana is currently used in Michigan to treat a variety of ailments, including cancer, glaucoma, arthritis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. While there are undeniable health ...

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  • Do Court-Ordered Substance Abuse Programs Actually Work?
    Do Court-Ordered Substance Abuse Programs Actually Work?

    A court-ordered substance abuse program mandates you to attend treatment as part of our sentence for substance offenses. Michigan certifies various rehab centers to provide court-ordered treatment ...

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  • Bipartisan Support for Michigan's Jail Reform is a Promising Start
    Bipartisan Support for Michigan's Jail Reform is a Promising Start

    In the past 40 years, individuals who have been most affected by jail admissions are victims of “The War on Drugs” campaign. The day after she was elected, Gov. Whitmer said she intends to use her ...

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