Mothers Against Drunk Driving Lobbying for More Ignition Interlock Devices

In Boston, Massachusetts, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is pushing for legislation that requires first time Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenders to drive with an interlock device system. An interlock device requires drivers to blow into a breathalyzer in order for the automobile to start. If the interlock system detects alcohol in the driver’s system the vehicle will not start. The Mothers Against Drunk Driving group believes this particular law will reduce the casualties of drunk driving. Mary […]

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Will the New CATCH Program Decrease Sexual Assaults in the Military?

The Pentagon’s new program called the “Catch Program,” is aimed at catching repeat sexual predators with the use of the accuser’s information. The victims will not be required to file a formal report, instead the report will be restricted. Therefore, the complainant will not be subjected to the pressure and stress of a formal sexual harassment or sexual assault investigation. Accusers can provide demographic information about their attacker. For example, the attacker’s height, weight, ethnicity, identifying skin marks […]

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Ohio Doctor Accused of Killing 25 Patients by Fentanyl Overdose

Dr. William Husel was charged with the murder of 25 patients over the course of four years in Franklin County, Ohio. He is accused of prescribing high doses of fentanyl to chronically ill patients. He prescribed anywhere from 500 mg-2000 mg of fentanyl to a patient at a time. Dr. Husel’s attorney states his client’s intent was not to euthanize his patient’s, but to provide them with pain relief. The prosecutor, Ron O’Brien, states these doses of fentanyl […]

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People v. Campbell: Motor Carrier Officer’s Ability to Pull Over Vehicles in Carrying Concealed Weapons Case

In People v. Campbell out of Mackinac County, the Court of Appeals discusses the ability of Michigan State Police motor carrier officers to stop vehicles. The case also deals with carrying concealed weapons. Jason Campbell was charged with three counts of carrying a concealed weapon after being pulled over by a Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Officer (MCO). He fought the case, specifically challenging the MCO’s authority to make the initial stop and then to extend the stop. […]

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Will Michigan Create a Legal Limit for Marijuana and Driving?

Everyone knows the legal limit for drinking and driving is .08. Could a limit be established for marijuana and driving? With marijuana’s newfound legal status, there is a lot of attention on enforcement of drugged driving cases. Proposed Law A new proposed law would create a legal limit for marijuana at 5 nanograms. This means a person would be legally intoxicated by marijuana if there were 5 nanograms of THC in their blood while driving. The law would […]

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Cyntoia Brown Released From Prison

Cyntoia Brown was found guilty of first-degree murder, first degree felony murder, and aggravated robbery when she was just 16 years old. She was tried as an adult and sentenced to 51 years in prison before being eligible for parole. Who is Cyntoia Brown? Brown was be sold for sex by a pimp. About 15 years ago Johnny Mitchell Allen bought Brown for sex and brought her back to his home despite her opposition. Brown observed a large […]

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Is Drugged Driving on the Rise in Washtenaw County?

Drugged driving – driving while under the influence of drugs rather than alcohol – has received a lot of recent attention from law enforcement. In 2017, a pilot program for a roadside saliva drug test was tested in five counties. This program involved the use of a quick drug test designed to see if a driver had certain drugs in their system. The test is similar to a preliminary breath test for alcohol. The test gives the police […]

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Oakland California Becomes Second City to Decriminalize Hallucinogenic Drugs

About a month after Denver became the first U.S. city to decriminalize the use of psilocybin mushrooms, Oakland, California, moved to decriminalize the possession and use of all natural hallucinogenic drugs. New Legal Status for Hallucinogenic Drugs in Oakland The Oakland, California, city council moved to make the investigation and enforcement against possession and use of natural hallucinogens to be the lowest police enforcement priority. So while not technically legal, at least Oakland police officers are uninterested in […]

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Can You Get In Trouble For Leaving a Child in a Car?

Yes, while people would rarely intend to leave a child in a car, it is a crime to do so under certain circumstances. These types of cases are popping up in the media more and more now. What’s the Law It is a misdemeanor to leave a child in a car unattended for a period of time that poses an unreasonable risk of harm or injury. This is punishable by up to 93 days in jail, fines, or […]

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At ArborYpsi Law, we have written extensively on a wide range of topics. Our articles are designed to give people and introduction to legal topics and information. It also shows that we know what we’re talking about. With hundreds of articles on everything from drunk driving to firearms to important legal developments in other states, we have covered a lot of ground. Read our articles and we trust you’ll agree we know what we’re talking about. Are drivers […]

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