• Why does Michigan call a DUI an OWI?

      Across the United States, a driving under-the-influence (DUI) charge is the crime of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other controlled/intoxicating substances. ...

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    • What We Can Learn from Mr. Peanut about Domestic Violence

      I watched a rerun of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” when as part of a joke, he said, “Google Mr. Peanut domestic violence. I don’t know what you’ll find.” I was bored, so I did. What I came ...

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    • How Michigan Police Arrest Drugged Drivers

      Everyone is familiar with drunk driving. The old slogan, “drive sober or get pulled over,” is burned into our brains to remind us about the consequences of drinking and driving. Assumably, most people ...

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    • What We Can Learn from Mr. Peanut about Domestic Violence

      I watched a rerun of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” when as part of a joke, he said, “Google Mr. Peanut domestic violence. I don’t know what you’ll find.” I was bored, so I did. What I came ...

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    • Spanking Your Kid. Child Abuse or Reasonable Discipline?

      As parents, we are often challenged with disciplining our children. Sometimes things go too far and parents are accused of crossing the line. While child abuse is a serious crime it is also extremely ...

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    • What are the Domestic Violence Laws in Michigan?

      Domestic violence definition and statistics Domestic violence is a pattern of learned behavior in which one person uses physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse to control another person. According to ...

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    • How to Get Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI

      In addition to court-imposed penalties for DUI, the Michigan Department of State (aka the Secretary of State) imposes driver’s license sanctions. The driver’s license penalties vary depending on the ...

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    • What We Can Learn from Mr. Peanut about Domestic Violence

      I watched a rerun of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” when as part of a joke, he said, “Google Mr. Peanut domestic violence. I don’t know what you’ll find.” I was bored, so I did. What I came ...

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    • What are the Domestic Violence Laws in Michigan?

      Domestic violence definition and statistics Domestic violence is a pattern of learned behavior in which one person uses physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse to control another person. According to ...

      Read More
    • What We Can Learn from Mr. Peanut about Domestic Violence

      I watched a rerun of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” when as part of a joke, he said, “Google Mr. Peanut domestic violence. I don’t know what you’ll find.” I was bored, so I did. What I came ...

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    • Judge Mackenzie Remains Unscathed by Attack From Oakland County Prosecutor

      Judge Brian Mackenzie of the 52-1 Novi District Court is definitely one of the most unique and talked about judges in all of Michigan. He is also on the most respected. First, he has created a ...

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    • How to Get Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI

      In addition to court-imposed penalties for DUI, the Michigan Department of State (aka the Secretary of State) imposes driver’s license sanctions. The driver’s license penalties vary depending on the ...

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    • 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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    • Driver License Restoration: Out-of-state Administrative Reviews and Clearances

      Is Michigan’s hold on your driver license preventing you from getting one in the state where you now live? If so, you will need to request an Administrative Review of you driver license. This process ...

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    • How to Get Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI

      In addition to court-imposed penalties for DUI, the Michigan Department of State (aka the Secretary of State) imposes driver’s license sanctions. The driver’s license penalties vary depending on the ...

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    • Three Things to Know About Summer Drunk Driving Arrests

      While the warm weather and sunshine always makes this time of year the best for social gatherings, we must also be careful of how we get to and from those gatherings. Summertime means increased ...

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    • 17-year-olds Now Considered Minors in Michigan Criminal Justice System

      In April 2019, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly approved a package of bills aimed to classify 17-year-olds as minors in the state’s criminal justice system . This bi-partisan move arrives from the ...

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    • 17-year-olds Now Considered Minors in Michigan Criminal Justice System

      In April 2019, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly approved a package of bills aimed to classify 17-year-olds as minors in the state’s criminal justice system . This bi-partisan move arrives from the ...

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    • Drivers Cannot Consent to Search Passenger Belongings

      Since 2007, Michigan law held that when a police officer received consent from the driver to search the passenger compartment of a vehicle, that search permitted the officer to search the passenger’s ...

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    • How Michigan Police Arrest Drugged Drivers

      Everyone is familiar with drunk driving. The old slogan, “drive sober or get pulled over,” is burned into our brains to remind us about the consequences of drinking and driving. Assumably, most people ...

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    • How Michigan Police Arrest Drugged Drivers

      Everyone is familiar with drunk driving. The old slogan, “drive sober or get pulled over,” is burned into our brains to remind us about the consequences of drinking and driving. Assumably, most people ...

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    • 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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    • The Importance of Hiring an ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist

      Modern advancements in science and technology have revolutionized how crimes are investigated. However, they provide a new source of evidence that most people are blind to. Forensics is often the most ...

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    • 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?

      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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    • Why Soberlink Is More Convenient and Effective Alcohol Monitoring Technology Than the Scram

      Michigan courts routinely order anyone who has been convicted of an alcohol related offense to refrain from the use of alcohol. It is also common for a person just accused of drunk driving , before ...

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    • How to Get Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI

      In addition to court-imposed penalties for DUI, the Michigan Department of State (aka the Secretary of State) imposes driver’s license sanctions. The driver’s license penalties vary depending on the ...

      Read More
    • Why does Michigan call a DUI an OWI?

      Across the United States, a driving under-the-influence (DUI) charge is the crime of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other controlled/intoxicating substances. ...

      Read More
    • Three Things to Know About Summer Drunk Driving Arrests

      While the warm weather and sunshine always makes this time of year the best for social gatherings, we must also be careful of how we get to and from those gatherings. Summertime means increased ...

      Read More
    • How to Get Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI

      In addition to court-imposed penalties for DUI, the Michigan Department of State (aka the Secretary of State) imposes driver’s license sanctions. The driver’s license penalties vary depending on the ...

      Read More
    • Why does Michigan call a DUI an OWI?

      Across the United States, a driving under-the-influence (DUI) charge is the crime of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other controlled/intoxicating substances. ...

      Read More
    • Three Things to Know About Summer Drunk Driving Arrests

      While the warm weather and sunshine always makes this time of year the best for social gatherings, we must also be careful of how we get to and from those gatherings. Summertime means increased ...

      Read More
    • How to Get Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI

      In addition to court-imposed penalties for DUI, the Michigan Department of State (aka the Secretary of State) imposes driver’s license sanctions. The driver’s license penalties vary depending on the ...

      Read More
    • Why does Michigan call a DUI an OWI?

      Across the United States, a driving under-the-influence (DUI) charge is the crime of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other controlled/intoxicating substances. ...

      Read More
    • Three Things to Know About Summer Drunk Driving Arrests

      While the warm weather and sunshine always makes this time of year the best for social gatherings, we must also be careful of how we get to and from those gatherings. Summertime means increased ...

      Read More
    • How to Get Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI

      In addition to court-imposed penalties for DUI, the Michigan Department of State (aka the Secretary of State) imposes driver’s license sanctions. The driver’s license penalties vary depending on the ...

      Read More
    • Why does Michigan call a DUI an OWI?

      Across the United States, a driving under-the-influence (DUI) charge is the crime of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other controlled/intoxicating substances. ...

      Read More
    • Three Things to Know About Summer Drunk Driving Arrests

      While the warm weather and sunshine always makes this time of year the best for social gatherings, we must also be careful of how we get to and from those gatherings. Summertime means increased ...

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    • 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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    • Retail Fraud Kleptomania Defense: How Did This Happen and Why Did I Shoplift?

      Michigan Retail Fraud Lawyers Many of our clients are employed, productive members of society, with no criminal record and strong support systems. When a new client visits our office and describes the ...

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    • 17-year-olds Now Considered Minors in Michigan Criminal Justice System

      In April 2019, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly approved a package of bills aimed to classify 17-year-olds as minors in the state’s criminal justice system . This bi-partisan move arrives from the ...

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    • Drivers Cannot Consent to Search Passenger Belongings

      Since 2007, Michigan law held that when a police officer received consent from the driver to search the passenger compartment of a vehicle, that search permitted the officer to search the passenger’s ...

      Read More
    • How Michigan Police Arrest Drugged Drivers

      Everyone is familiar with drunk driving. The old slogan, “drive sober or get pulled over,” is burned into our brains to remind us about the consequences of drinking and driving. Assumably, most people ...

      Read More
    • 17-year-olds Now Considered Minors in Michigan Criminal Justice System

      In April 2019, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly approved a package of bills aimed to classify 17-year-olds as minors in the state’s criminal justice system . This bi-partisan move arrives from the ...

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    • Juveniles Being Prosecuted and Sentenced as Adults

      In January of 2014 Cass Tech High School quarterback, 17 year old Jayru Campbell, was accused of body slamming a school security guard on school property. Allegedly there exists a video of the ...

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    • Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Prosecutions Based Upon Unreliable Evidence

      Due to the rise in the use of marijuana all over the country, including the state of Michigan, police are now being trained to investigate driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs . It ...

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    • Liability Division

      Unless you take extra steps to protect yourself, ditching debt after a divorce from jointly held cards is difficult. Credit card companies aren’t bound by divorce decrees, so they can go after you for ...

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    • Eric Smith and The Issue with Michigan's Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

      Throughout my entire career, I have witnessed first hand how county sheriff’s and county prosecutors abuse Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture laws. They are supposed to take away the instrumentalities ...

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    • Michigan Loss Prevention Officers: What They Can and Can’t Do

      Can a Loss Prevention Officer Interrogate or Hold a Suspect Against Their Will? When a person is suspected of retail fraud there will likely be an encounter with the store’s security personnel. These ...

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    • How Michigan Police Arrest Drugged Drivers

      Everyone is familiar with drunk driving. The old slogan, “drive sober or get pulled over,” is burned into our brains to remind us about the consequences of drinking and driving. Assumably, most people ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • Detroit One of Nine Cities Targeted for Federal Medicare Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions

      Health Care is one of the most talked about, political and controversial topics on the minds of Americans today. From Obamacare to private insurer influence in congress, it is a huge societal issue. ...

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    • Ever Been Arrested? Your Mugshot and Personal Information May Be Online: The Mug Shot Racket

      More than 13 million arrests are made each year by law enforcement in the United States. A majority of those arrests are alcohol and drug-related driving and possession offenses . People who are ...

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    • After Being Acquitted of Murder in Italy Why Must Amanda Knox Face Trial on the Same Charge Again?

      In 2007 Meredith Kercher was found dead in the bedroom of her home in Perugia, Italy with her throat slit. Amanda Knox, originally from Seattle, Washington rented the house with Meredith and was her ...

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    • Engineer Gets Seven Years Becasue Court Appointed Attorney Neglects Case

      In April of 2012 I posted a blog advocating the theory that, in general, hiring an attorney will result in better outcomes than using a court appointed attorney. I stated that this is not true in all ...

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    • How to Get Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI

      In addition to court-imposed penalties for DUI, the Michigan Department of State (aka the Secretary of State) imposes driver’s license sanctions. The driver’s license penalties vary depending on the ...

      Read More
    • Why does Michigan call a DUI an OWI?

      Across the United States, a driving under-the-influence (DUI) charge is the crime of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other controlled/intoxicating substances. ...

      Read More
    • Three Things to Know About Summer Drunk Driving Arrests

      While the warm weather and sunshine always makes this time of year the best for social gatherings, we must also be careful of how we get to and from those gatherings. Summertime means increased ...

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    • Chad Johnson Playfull Slap on Lawyer’s Butt Causes Jail Sentence

      Former standout NFL receiver, Chad Johnson, also known as Ocho Cinco (legally changed his name), is on probation for domestic violence in Florida. He violated his probation and his attorney negotiated ...

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    • Saving Your Health Professional License with the HPRP

      Pursuing a career in the healthcare field requires determination and intelligence. Moreover, certain careers within the field require a special license through the Michigan Department of Licensing and ...

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    • What We Can Learn from Mr. Peanut about Domestic Violence

      I watched a rerun of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” when as part of a joke, he said, “Google Mr. Peanut domestic violence. I don’t know what you’ll find.” I was bored, so I did. What I came ...

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    • Michigan Sex Offender Registry Reform

      Recently, amendments have been made to the Michigan Sex Offender Registration (SOR) requirements. Now, Tier I and Tier III offenders are able to reduce their time on the SOR. Also, offenders of ...

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    • How Michigan Police Arrest Drugged Drivers

      Everyone is familiar with drunk driving. The old slogan, “drive sober or get pulled over,” is burned into our brains to remind us about the consequences of drinking and driving. Assumably, most people ...

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    • Substance Abuse Evaluation During A Driver's License Restoration Hearing

      Restoring a revoked driver license for multiple drunk driving arrests requires proof that the substance abuse problem that caused the arrests is under control. A very important piece of evidence ...

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    • What are the Domestic Violence Laws in Michigan?

      Domestic violence definition and statistics Domestic violence is a pattern of learned behavior in which one person uses physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse to control another person. According to ...

      Read More
    • 17-year-olds Now Considered Minors in Michigan Criminal Justice System

      In April 2019, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly approved a package of bills aimed to classify 17-year-olds as minors in the state’s criminal justice system . This bi-partisan move arrives from the ...

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    • Serious Science for Serious Lawyers – Day 3

      Today is day three of NCDD’s Serious Science for Serious Lawyers in Fort Collins Colorado. There are a select group of 20 DUI attorneys from all over the country to learn the science of chemical ...

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