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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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  • Is a Criminal Conviction Keeping You Out Of Work?
    Is a Criminal Conviction Keeping You Out Of Work?

    This morning I received a voice message from an old client thanking me for the work I did for him. 18 months ago I talked a judge into giving him the opportunity to keep a drug conviction off his ...

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  • Rights People Lose and Consequences if Convicted of a Felony in Michigan
    Rights People Lose and Consequences if Convicted of a Felony in Michigan

    Every criminal offense has a maximum penalty which defines whether its a misdemeanor or a felony. In Michigan, a felony is a crime that is punishable by two years or more. If you have been convicted ...

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  • Metro Detroit Criminal Defense Attorneys Read the Declaration of Independence
    Metro Detroit Criminal Defense Attorneys Read the Declaration of Independence

    In celebration of Independence Day, on July 3, 2014 the Law Office of Barton Morris organized a public reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the Spirit of Detroit Monument in downtown ...

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  • Michigan Sex Offender Registry Reform
    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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