Will Michigan See Legal Weed in 2018?

Legal Marijuana in Michigan? Voters next year may decide whether Michigan legalizes marijuana. A potential ballot initiative in 2018 would do the following, which would make it legal to own and use marijuana in Michigan and not just for medical purposes only. The Highlights Persons 21 and over can use and possess marijuana. In public, a person may possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. No more than 15 grams may be marijuana concentrate. No marijuana use in public. […]

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Driving Under the Influence of Stimulants

Stimulants are one of seven categories of drugs that Drug Recognition Experts look for in a driving under the influence evaluation. This article discusses the effects and signs of stimulant drug use. The stimulant drugs include cocaine, methamphetamine, and amphetamines. Drug Recognition Experts are officers trained to determine if a driver is impaired by drugs. The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) looks for signs of drug use and impairment and then makes a guess about which type of drug […]

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Washtenaw County Begins New Roadside Saliva DUI Test

Police in Washtenaw County today will begin a new roadside saliva DUI test on drivers suspected of drug use. Drug Recognition “Experts” So-called “Drug Recognition Experts,” (DREs) will carry out the roadside saliva DUI test. A DRE is a police officer who is trained to evaluate a person for drug impairment. The validity of the drug recognition expert is far from settled. Police officials describe drug recognition as an established science. However, many criminal defense attorneys criticize the practice […]

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What Does “Operating” in Operating While Intoxicated Mean?

We often refer to a drinking and driving charge as a DUI, which stands for driving under the influence. The standard drinking and driving charge in Michigan is actually called operating while intoxicated. The key difference is the “driving” v. “operating” language. The courts have defined operating as more broad than just driving. Operating Defined Operating means driving or having actual physical control over the vehicle. The term ‘actual physical control’ is much more broad than simply driving. […]

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Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis

Cannabinoids are one of seven categories of drugs that Drug Recognition Experts look for in a driving under the influence evaluation. This article discusses the effects and signs of cannabinoid drug use. The cannabinoid drugs include marijuana, hashish, and oils. Drug Recognition Experts are officers trained to determine if a driver is impaired by drugs. The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) looks for signs of drug use and impairment and then makes a guess about which type of drug […]

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How to Get Your Driver’s License Back

3 Steps to Get a Driver’s License Back Once you’ve lost your driver’s license it is neither fun nor easy to get it back. ArborYpsi Law can help guide you through the process to get your driver’s license back. Preparation for the hearing and appearing before the hearing officer is essential. This article will give some tips and overview for the work ahead. It’s never too early to start the work. Once you’ve determined that you’re ready to take the […]

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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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Minnesota Supreme Court Overturns Three OWI by Inhalants Convictions

The Minnesota Supreme Court in State of Minnesota v. Chantel Lynn Carson overturned three convictions of driving while intoxicated by a woman who was arrested for driving while high from inhalant use. Ms. Chantel Lynn Carson was arrested on three separate occasions and charged with the Minnesota crime of DWI-third degree operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a hazardous substance. Ms. Carson had been using an inhalant called DFE. DFE is found in the propellant brand […]

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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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Collection of Michigan Inhalant Law Articles

ArborYpsi Law has experience with many types of criminal cases. One focus of ArborYpsi Law has been on legal issues surrounding driving under the influence of inhalants, which are substances used by huffing. We have many articles on the topic. If you or a loved one is facing a charge related to DUI by inhalants or use of inhalants, the following articles can provide lots of information on the topic. Driving Under the Influence of Inhalants Blog Articles […]

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