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Legal Consequences of Driving While High in Michigan

In December of 2018, recreational marijuana was made legal in Michigan. For the time being, it’s perfectly legal to grow and possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, as long as you’re age 21 or older, and not in the proximity of a school or on federal land. While this is good news for many...

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What Types Of DUI Tests Are Given In Michigan?

In my 29 years of practice, I have covered a LOT of “drunk driving” cases. This includes driving under the influence of liquor and driving under the influence of controlled substances. During the years, I have heard a lot of misinformation regarding the testing procedures in these cases and I thought I would take this...

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Discuss Recreational Marijuana in Michigan

Proposal 1 was approved by Michigan residents. The new law, called the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), went into effect on December 6, 2018. This means the use of recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan with regulatory oversight from the Michigan Department of Regulatory Affairs (LARA). But what does this mean? What...

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What You Should Know About Legal Marijuana in Michigan

Michigan has joined nine other states and Washington, D.C. in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The law has yet to take effect, but once it does, it’s important that Michigan residents understand the legal ramifications that apply to them.   Legal marijuana doesn’t necessarily mean that those in possession are exempt from criminal charges. Once the law takes effect, users...

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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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