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Criminal Defense Attorneys Discuss Recreational Marijuana in Michigan

Proposal 1 was approved by Michigan residents. The new law, called the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), went into effect on December 6, 2018. This means the use of recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan with regulatory oversight from the Michigan Department of Regulatory Affairs (LARA). But what does this mean? What...

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What You Should Know About Legal Marijuana in Michigan

Michigan has joined nine other states and Washington, D.C. in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The law has yet to take effect, but once it does, it’s important that Michigan residents understand the legal ramifications that apply to them.   Legal marijuana doesn’t necessarily mean that those in possession are exempt from criminal charges. Once the law takes effect, users...

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Finding Alternatives To Jail Time In Michigan

Every so often, a judge somewhere in the country will make headlines for his or her unconventional sentencing. Most recently, it was Judge Marvin Wiggins. When addressing a courtroom filled with people who owed fines for various reasons, the judge provided them with the option of donating blood instead of paying the fine or serving jail time. Those who did received credit...

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How Social Media Affects Criminal Cases in Flint

Social media is becoming the number one tool used by police and prosecutors to gather evidence and solve a case. Police are no longer limited to information collected through in-person criminal investigation. Instead, they can review a suspect’s social media accounts to find evidence against them. That means that every time a suspect uses their...

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What Constitutes an Illegal Search?

Ever since the formation of the Transportation Security Administration and their arrival in airports, the Fourth Amendment has been a constant topic of debate. The discussion raises new concerns regarding high-profile arrests, data collection by intelligence agencies, and even traffic cameras. The amendment, which protects against “unreasonable searches and seizures,” has required interpretation throughout American...

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