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The Many Types of White Collar Crimes

There are many different types of crime which fall under the broad category of white collar crimes. Fraud itself can take many forms: embezzlement; fraudulent billing; false documentation or inspection reports; any many other forms of fraud all constitute white collar crimes with significant prison sentences. Defendants charged with any white collar crime in Michigan...

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Consequences of a First-Time Drug Offense in Michigan

In the history of American criminal justice, drug offenses have generally been subject to some of the harshest penalties of all criminal charges. The current penal code of Michigan continues this trend. Defendants who are convicted of drug offenses are subject to jail time, fines and court fees, substance abuse counseling, community service, driver’s license...

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Michigan Check Fraud May be Harshly Prosecuted

Michigan check fraud arrests are an increasingly common occurrence and can lead to serious criminal penalties if one is convicted. That's why you need an experienced defense attorney if you are accused of one of these offenses, considered a form of white collar crime. A rash of cases recently cropped up in Battle Creek, about 2 hours...

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“The Most Serious, Readily Provable Offense” and You: A User’s Guide to Presenting a Federal Defense in Changing Times

Whatever your politics, it is beyond dispute that the current administration in Washington is looking to be less lenient than the last. One of the most recent examples is Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s two-page memorandum that instructs federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” in every case. Prosecutors who wish...

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Michigan attorney Dustyn Coontz joins law firm of Attorney Michael P. Manley

Flint, Michigan-based criminal defense law firm handles cases statewide FLINT, Michigan (April 26, 2017) – Michigan criminal defense and personal injury attorney Dustyn Coontz recently joined the Flint law firm of attorney Michael P. Manley, who “has a sterling reputation” and is “one of the most well-respected criminal defense lawyers in the state,” Coontz said....

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What You Need to Know About Benzodiazepines DUI Charges

The most prescribed medication in the U.S. is a drug called Alprazolam, which is part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines and include medications like Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin. In some states, Benzos are the second leading cause of DUI, according to to AL.com. Alprazolam and other drugs like it are psychiatric medications which treat conditions like anxiety. While...

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What Commercial Drivers Need to Know About DUI Charges

If you have a commercial license and are charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it could mean the end of your career. In Michigan, there are strict laws for anyone found to be Operating While Impaired (OWI). The statutes are especially harsh when it comes to commercial drivers who are drunk or on drugs...

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