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  • Client Testimonial: How We Fought a Second OWI Offense and Won
    Client Testimonial: How We Fought a Second OWI Offense and Won

    In October, Josh* was charged with 2nd charge - OWI out of Westland, Michigan. He was accused of operating his vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. Two years prior, he received an OWI ...

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  • Is There a Legal Limit for Smoking Marijuana and Driving?
    Is There a Legal Limit for Smoking Marijuana and Driving?

    Are you allowed to smoke marijuana then drive? While it will always be illegal to smoke while you drive, the answer on smoking then driving is unfortunately more complicated than yes or no. With the ...

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  • Closing the Divide between the Forensic Scientists and Defense Attorneys
    Closing the Divide between the Forensic Scientists and Defense Attorneys

    The Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division is responsible for testing blood samples for the presence and quantification of alcohol and/or controlled substances for all DUI prosecutions in the ...

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  • What Does Controlled Substance Mean?
    What Does Controlled Substance Mean?

    Generally, controlled substances refer to substances that are tightly controlled by the government. This is because they may be abused or cause addiction/dependence. Controlled substances include ...

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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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