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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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New Saliva Tests Could Potentially Affect the Legal Rights of Flint Drivers

For many years, defense attorneys have questioned the accuracy of field tests such as portable breath tests and preliminary drug tests. Now, the Michigan State Police have begun using roadside saliva tests in order to examine for certain types of drugs. This raises important legal questions about the accuracy of this new testing. With the...

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Increased DUI Enforcement in Flint Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family. For many, it is also a time for drinking. Thanksgiving is one of many holidays during which police around the country step up their DUI enforcement efforts. Drivers should use particular caution during this time, and be prepared for checkpoints and other enforcement strategies. If you are...

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Why A Fair Trial is Difficult for Michigan DUI-Marijuana Charges

Over the past several decades, DUI laws across the country have been strengthened, and law enforcement efforts have been targeted and expanded. These efforts have significantly reduced the incidents of drunk driving. Unfortunately, drugged driving laws have not received the same thorough treatment as drunk driving laws. This has led to ambiguities in the law...

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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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Check Fraud Arrests in Michigan Can Lead to Years Behind Bars

Check fraud is one of the most common types of white collar crimes in Michigan, and one of the biggest challenges facing businesses, financial institutions and even individuals. Advancements in computer technology has made it easier than ever to manipulate checks in a way that deceives those expecting value in exchange for money. These types...

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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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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 AL.com. Alprazolam, and other drugs like it, are psychiatric medications which treat conditions like anxiety. While...

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