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What Is A Hardship Appeal?

A Hardship Appeal is a way to keep driving after losing your license to an implied consent suspension. Chemical Tests in DWI Cases When arrested for driving while intoxicated, a police officer will ask you to take a chemical test, either a blood or breath test. This is not the preliminary breath test (PBT) at the side of the road. Refusal of the PBT is a civil infraction. The penalty for refusal of the chemical test is a […]

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Operating While Intoxicated by Fentanyl

Fentanyl is in the category of drugs known as opiates, drugs derived from opium. Drugs in this group include morphine, codeine, and heroin. These drugs act as painkillers. The drugs vary in terms of strength, but they all produce similar effects. For example, heroin has two to three times the strength of morphine. Fentanyl is about 75 times the strength of morphine. Some opiates can be thousands of times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl use has become common with […]

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People v. McBurrows: Getting Venue Right for Delivery Causing Death Case

In the case of People v. McBurrows, the Court of Appeals deal with a venue questions. The defendant was charged with delivery of fentanyl causing death. Before trial, Defendant raised the issue of whether the Monroe County Circuit Court was the correct venue for the trial. Venue means which court will hear the case. A criminal case must be tried in the correct court. The Facts in the Case The case itself was relatively straightforward. Two men went […]

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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 To Do With Traffic Tickets?

We all get a traffic ticket eventually. Most likely for speeding, but also for infractions such as failure to yield, improper lane use, or disobeying a traffic signal. Many of these tickets can result in points on your driver’s license, which can be seen on your driving record for a couple of years and be accessed by insurance companies. You do not have to simply pay the traffic ticket. You have one of two options. The first option […]

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Traffic Tickets in Canton, Michigan

You’re driving a little too fast down Ford Road in Canton to buy some new furniture at IKEA on Sunday afternoon. All of a sudden, you see the flashing red and blue lights of a Canton police car pulling you over. Uh oh! Speeding ticket time. The speeding ticket might come with points on your record. Is there anything you can do to take care of it? Give us a call at 734.883.9584 and we can fight the […]

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How an Attorney Can Help You Win Back Your Driver’s License

Too many drinking and driving convictions within a certain time frame will result in the loss of your driver’s license. It can be frustrating and difficult to get the license back once it’s lost. To get your license back you must attend a driver’s license restoration hearing. The hearing is held at a Secretary of State office. A hearing officer will listen to evidence and make the decision on whether the license will be restored to the driver. […]

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Ypsilanti Criminal Defense Lawyer

Ypsilanti Criminal Defense Attorney At ArborYpsi Law, we regularly represent Ypsilanti residents charged with crimes. We are familiar with the people and the courts having been located in Ypsilanti for many years. Eastern Michigan University We understand the legal issues experienced by Eastern Michigan University students. Many students find themselves charged with crimes familiar to young people, including: OWI/DUI Fake ID Disorderly Conduct Assault Many students are understandably concerned with keeping criminal convictions off their record. Speeding Tickets […]

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People v. Rizzo: Asking Drivers To Get Out of the Car and Take Field Sobriety Tests

Let’s say a police officer pulls you over and smells alcohol on your breath. Is that enough basis for the officer to make you get out of the car and ask you to perform field sobriety tests? The Court of Appeals in the case of People v. Rizzo said yes. The smell of intoxicants alone (the alcohol) is sufficient for the police to continue an investigation of you after a traffic stop and ask you to perform field […]

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Strippers File Class Action Law Suit Against Several Detroit Strip Clubs

A class action law suit filed by strippers against several Detroit area strip clubs alleges that the club owners violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and state minimum wage laws. The suit contends that club owners were able to evade legal obligations under state employment laws by classifying dancers as independent contractors rather than as employees. Instead of being paid at least minimum wage for their services dancers were required to pay the club owners a set rate […]

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