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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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The Pros and Cons of Plea Bargains in Criminal Cases

When you are charged with a crime you can invoke your Constitutional right to take your case to trial. But it may be better to seek a plea bargain with the prosecutor. Making a decision is difficult but Attorney Michael P. Manley can help you with a strategy designed to get you the best result....

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What You Should Know About DUI Penalties in Michigan

Many drivers who are arrested for a DUI in Michigan may believe going to jail is the worst consequence they can face. However, there are several other penalties that can follow a DUI charge for months and even years. Michigan takes a harsh stance on drunk driving. After a DUI arrest, law enforcement officers might...

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How Body Camera Footage Can Affect Your Criminal Case

So it’s happened. You’ve been arrested and charged with a crime. But you know there’s a lot more to the story. That’s why it’s so important to contact an attorney as soon as you can. Police have been wearing body cameras only for the last several years, but they have proven to be crucial in...

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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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Why You Shouldn’t Talk to the Police

The Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights states: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war...

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Harsh Federal Drug Policy Underway

The federal government has reopened the “War on Drugs,” at the same time putting many Michigan residents in the line of fire of overzealous prosecutors. As reported by The Washington Post, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered some 5,000 federal prosecutors to seek the most severe charges and penalties possible in drug cases. Critics, including...

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The Severe Penalties for Illegal Opioid Possession in Michigan

Across the United States, opioid abuse is on the rise at unprecedented rates. National Public Radio reports on the designation of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency by the Trump Administration. Governors of several states have declared their own states of emergency in order to access state and federal funding to combat the...

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