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Flint, Michigan

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What Are Michigan's Self-Defense Laws?

Were you charged with a crime over an act of self-defense? We can help. When your health and safety are threatened by violence, you have a right to use self-defense. Michigan is a "stand your ground" state, which further solidifies your right to defend yourself. Under certain circumstances, this includes the use of lethal force....

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Just In: Sharks Win!

Read about Manley & Manley's most recent victory in court For nearly 40 years, the criminal defense lawyers at Manley & Manley have been defending the rights of our clients. When a person is arrested in Michigan and accused of a crime, our attorneys promise to ensure that they receive the best possible result based...

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How to Legally Transport Pistols and Long Guns in Genesee County

Gun Owners Can Be Charged With Violations For Honest Mistakes Confusion over gun laws and a surge in Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) arrests has many gun owners in Genesee County wondering how to legally transport firearms. The issue is especially pressing as hunting season ramps up. Michigan is an open-carry state, but when it comes...

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What Is Considered A High BAC For A DUI?

Blood alcohol content, or "BAC," refers to the percentage of alcohol found in a person's bloodstream. You can be charged with driving under the influence if you get pulled over and have a BAC percentage higher than the legal limit. Police can test your blood alcohol content (BAC) after a car accident, especially if there...

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Common Mistakes Police Make in Michigan DUI Arrests

A DUI defense attorney can identify police errors and protect your rights. If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol by local police or a state trooper from the Michigan State Police, you might think you don’t have a lot of legal options. But you might not realize that law...

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How to Avoid Self Incrimination in Michigan

By asserting your rights, you lower the risk of self-incrimination No one should be tricked into providing evidence against themselves, but this happens all the time in Michigan criminal cases because police use tactics to get people to unknowingly confess to crimes. There are steps you can take to help protect yourself against self-incrimination, such...

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Do You Need a Defense Lawyer for a Criminal Traffic Violation?

There are many different types of traffic offenses in Michigan. Some of the more common examples include speeding, failing to signal before turning, and disobeying a traffic sign (such as a stop or yield sign). If you’re caught committing one of these violations, you will most likely be ticketed and fined, and your car insurance...

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Human Trafficking Cases Are on the Rise in Mid-Michigan As Task Forces Conduct Sting Operations

Michigan sex crimes attorneys explain the serious charges arrestees may face Several Michigan law enforcement agencies have developed task forces to target human trafficking. In Shiawassee County, the Shiawassee Human Oppression Team (S.H.O.T.) has been formed. In Monroe County, the Violent Internet Predator & Exploitation Response Task Force (VIPER) is conducting investigations. In Genesee County,...

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Is It Illegal to Film Police in Michigan?

A Flint Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Your Rights Video that appears to show a Michigan police officer charging at a person filming him during an encounter is raising new questions about whether it is legal to record on-duty cops. For the record: Yes, in general, you do have the right to film on-duty officers in...

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