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  • How to Keep the Airport Police from Stealing Your Cash
    How to Keep the Airport Police from Stealing Your Cash

    Law enforcement civil asset forfeiture abuse is out of control and it is most evident at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The Airport Police and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) spent a lot of ...

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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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  • How Michigan Police Arrest Drugged Drivers
    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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  • 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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  • The New Criminal and Civil Penalties under Michigan's New Marijuana Law
    The New Criminal and Civil Penalties under Michigan's New Marijuana Law

    With the passing of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA) aka Proposal 1, there is a brand new and quite revolutionary set of laws which govern marijuana activities. They are ...

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