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  • What We Can Learn from Mr. Peanut about Domestic Violence
    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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  • 17-year-olds Now Considered Minors in Michigan Criminal Justice System
    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
    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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  • 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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  • 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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