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Police may soon have THC breathalyzers - will they be accurate?

Law enforcement is getting closer to having a marijuana breath test ready for quick roadside sobriety checks. A company called Hound Labs is developing a marijuana breathalyzer that can tell if a person has consumed marijuana within the last four hours. In addition to roadside checks, the THC breathalyzer could be used in employment and...

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What are Michigan’s new clean slate laws?

Most people deserve a second chance. That’s the premise behind Michigan’s new “Clean Slate” laws, which are intended to allow some adult and juvenile residents an opportunity to clear their criminal records of nonviolent crimes. How Michigan's Clean Slate laws work The new laws were approved last fall and took effect on April 11, 2021....

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What are my rights if pulled over for DUI?

A police officer approaches you and starts asking questions about drinking. You probably realize the officer suspects you of driving under the influence (DUI), also known as DWI or OWI. What are your rights? First off, it’s important to understand your rights if you’re suspected of DUI. Knowing them can make a difference as you...

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What are state and federal penalties for tax evasion?

Tax evasion occurs when a person or company illegally evades paying their tax liability. Simply having tax debt or being slightly behind on your tax debt payments doesn't constitute tax fraud. If a person is negligent, or if the government cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime has been committed, the penalty for...

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Subsequent drug charges in Michigan can result in harsh penalties

Being convicted of a drug charge in Michigan can have serious consequences. People found guilty may face penalties that include jail time, fines, court fees, community service, suspension of their driver’s license and mandatory substance abuse counseling. If you have been convicted on a second, third or subsequent drug charge, the penalties get harsher. It’s...

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New Expungement Laws Offer Many A Fresh Start

When people have completed their sentence after a criminal conviction, they are said to have paid their debt to society. But the truth is a criminal record can impact your life long after you have paid fines and served time. It’s harder to get a good job. You may not be able to get a...

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Can BAC blood tests be disputed in court?

Challenging the blood test result can be one of the most difficult pieces of evidence a DUI defense attorney may encounter. If police decide to administer a blood test or any other chemical test, you are required to take it under Michigan's implied consent law. If you refuse to take a blood or chemical test,...

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Reasons why your DUI charge can be thrown out

If you were charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Michigan, the legal consequences can be harsh. A first DUI charge can result in: Up to 93 days in jail A fine between $100 and $500 Up to 360 hours of community service Driver's license suspension for 30 days Driver's license restrictions for 150...

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