Universities Must Allow Cross Examination in “he-said she-said” Sex Misconduct Cases, Court Says

Colleges must provide an opportunity for cross examination in sexual misconduct cases where credibility of the parties is the main issue. This was the opinion of the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals when it found in favor of a college student accused of sexual misconduct. You can read the full case here. This case will have a great impact on the way colleges in Michigan conduct sexual misconduct hearings. What Happened in the Case John Doe and […]

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What is a Drug Recognition Expert?

A Drug Recognition Expert is a police officer trained to determine whether a driver is impaired by drugs. The officer to run a battery of tests on the driver to determine Whether the person’s ability to drive is impaired and, Which type of drug has caused the impairment if unknown. The officer may believe a driver is impaired by drugs but not know which type of drug has caused impairment. The driver’s blood sample will be tested by […]

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New Rules for Marijuana Edibles: Did Your Favorite Food Make the Cut?

Which marijuana edibles will be allowed under the new medical marijuana rules? Non-refrigerated edibles are allowed. Foods that require refrigeration will not be. Why is that? Refrigerated foods tend to produce unhealthy microorganisms – that’s why they need refrigeration to keep the toxins in check. These new rules are a part of the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, which governs the expanded medical marijuana industry in Michigan. The list below shows what can and cannot be sold […]

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Updated Law Helps People Keep Their Criminal Record Clean After an Arrest

An updated Michigan law helps people keep their criminal record clear. A Little Background First When a person is arrested, the record of that arrest and the person’s fingerprints is sent to the Michigan State Police. The arrest record goes on the person’s criminal record. The arrest portion of the record could only be destroyed when a person received a not guilty verdict at trial. (Certain plea bargains seals a person’s record too). This left a gap in […]

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State of Marijuana: Detroit Caps Dispensaries, The Good and the Bad from the Court of Appeals

Medical Medical marijuana law moves fast in Michigan. Here is a snapshot of the latest news. Detroit Puts Cap on Dispensaries Detroit decided it will allow only 75 dispensaries to operate in the city. Dispensaries and processors are allowed in all industrial and business areas. The areas include midtown and downtown. There are currently 62 dispensaries in business. Those dispensaries must obtain a license by September 15th or risk being shut down. However, the state itself has been […]

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Updated Law Protects Drivers From Old Unfair Traffic Tickets

Today a new law goes into effect that will protect drivers from an unfair traffic ticket that was on the books for decades. The Old Law Michigan law requires a car’s license plate to be clearly visible. A police officer could pull you over and write a ticket where your license plate is even partially unreadable. MCL 257.225(2). This means a police officer could pull over a driver whenever a car has some sort of attachment, such as […]

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What the Supreme Court Michigan Gun Owners Case Means For Your Gun Rights

The recent Michigan Supreme Court in Michigan Gun Owners v. Ann Arbor Public Schools frees school districts to make rules regarding guns on school grounds. The case involved two school districts, Ann Arbor and Clio, which ban the “open-carry” of guns on school grounds. Both school districts already allowed concealed weapons to the extent the law allowed. The school districts were sued because of this policy. What is “Open-Carry?” Michigan is what’s called an open-carry state. This means […]

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Protecting Your Gun Rights

Here are several ArborYpsi Law firearms law articles to will help you navigate your Second Amendment rights. Stay safe and know the law to protect yourself and your rights. Drinking and Your Concealed Pistol License Drinking and firearms don’t mix. A conviction for the the misdemeanor of carrying a firearm with a blood alcohol content of over .10 will result in revocation of your CPL. Carrying a gun with a BAC of .08 to .10 is also a […]

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School Districts May Ban Guns on School Grounds

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled today that school districts may ban firearms from school grounds. The Case This ruling comes from two cases, one involving the Ann Arbor school district and one involving the Clio school district, in Genessee County. Both school districts had a policy banning guns from their premises. Specifically, the policies do not allow “open-carry” weapons. The policies allowed for concealed weapons, though the law restricts concealed weapons on school grounds to in a car […]

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Nonsensical Medical Marijuana Opinion in People v. Mansour

In a somewhat illogical opinion, the Court of Appeals in People v. Mansour ruled that a person with recently-harvested wet marijuana does not have the protections of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. The decision makes it impossible for any marijuana grower to legally comply with the MMMA. What Happened in the Case The Troy police searched a home belonging to a medical marijuana caregiver. The search revealed 126 marijuana plants and 550 grams of marijuana buds that were […]

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