OWI Case Dismissed

We represented a client that was was charged with the drinking and driving charge of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). What was strange is it happened over 2.5 years after he was arrested for the driving! Find out more about the current OWI Michigan laws from the Secretary of State here. OWI Case Dismissed Due to Excessive Delay There was no valid reason for the delay. One out of a thousand cases simply slip through the cracks. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t […]

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What To Do After A DUI Arrest

The Arrest and immediate Aftermath Being arrested for a DUI can be a stressful experience. You’re pulled over, put through an investigation you don’t understand, and then arrested. The police let you out of jail the next morning ,and there’s no indication of what will happen next. Often, you may not even be notified of a court date for months down the road. For example, if there was a blood draw, the blood would be tested by the […]

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Not Guilty in East Lansing Jury Trial

We recently won a Not Guilty verdict in a jury trial in East Lansing. Our Client was unfairly charged with assault and battery following a domestic dispute.  During the dispute, our client was pushed and she protected herself by punching the person back. When the cops came, however, she was the one charged with a crime. The client was shocked she had even been charged with a crime. The Prosecution repeatedly offered a plea bargain that would make […]

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Assault Case Dismissed

We recently obtained a complete dismissal of assault and battery charges for a client in a Downriver Court. This was a weird case.  Our client was involved in an ongoing dispute with a neighbor. The neighbor accused our client of hitting her child. The assault allegedly occurred during a storm in which there were strong winds. There was a video from a nearby surveillance camera. On video, it appeared the client was pushed by the wind into the […]

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Jury Trial Win: Assault and Battery

Our Client was charged with assault and battery following a nasty neighborhood dispute. Our Client and her Neighbor got into a disagreement about a timeless neighborhood issue: turning around in a neighbor’s driveway. This lead to a heated verbal altercation outside of my Client’s house. Following the altercation, the Neighbor told the police our Client pushed her in the back. My Client claimed she never touched the Neighbor. When we got to Court, our Client was offered a […]

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Implied Consent Victory

We recently had a Client arrested for drinking and driving and given what’s called an Implied Consent Suspension – which would have suspended his driver’s license for one year. Our Client had been involved in a serious car accident in which his car was totaled. The police claimed our Client unreasonably refused to take a breath or blood test for alcohol when requested. The Michigan Implied Consent Law holds that a person arrested for a drinking and driving […]

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Concealed Pistol License Possession and Disclosure

Protect your concealed pistol license. Always carry your CPL and state ID when you have your weapon concealed. As a CPL holder, always tell a police officer that you have a weapon on you and follow all police orders. Below is a description of the law as it relates to the possession and disclosure of your CPL to a peace officer. Always Carry Your CPL and Show it to an Officer Upon Request A person who has a […]

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Possession Or Use Of A Firearm While Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs

The law prohibits people from carrying, possessing or using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. MCL 750.237 Misdemeanor Use or Possession While Under the Influence It is a misdemeanor for a person to use or possesses a firearm with a blood alcohol content of .08 or over, or whose ability to use a firearm is visibly impaired by alcohol or drugs, punishable by; Up to 93 days in jail A $100.00 fine with court […]

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What is a Personal Protection Order?

A Personal Protection Order (PPO), sometimes referred to as a restraining order, is an Order by the Circuit Court prohibiting a person from contacting or going near another person. The Court can grant this Order upon a finding there has been behavior involving threats, harassment, stalking, or assaults. A violation of a PPO can result in jail time. There are obviously solid reasons why PPOs should be issued, such as where a person fears another person who has hurt […]

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What Is A Controlled Substance?

A controlled substance is a drug that is regulated by the government and would be illegal to possess without a prescription. The substances are divided into categories called “schedules.” There are schedules 1 through 5. The schedules are classified based on their potential for abuse and addiction, and currently accepted medical use in the U.S. The potential penalties for crimes related to use, possession, and driving under the influence vary based on the schedule of the substance, the […]

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