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Are BAC Test Results Conclusive Evidence?

If you were pulled over in Oakland County and administered a blood alcohol content ( BAC ) test that registered a result above the legal limit, you may feel like you've already been proven guilty ...
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Do Not Plead Guilty to a DUI or OWI in Michigan

Some people arrested for drunk driving in Michigan simply just go to Court and plead guilty as charged without consulting or retaining a DUI Attorney beforehand. In most DUI cases, if not all, this is ...
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What Is Domestic Violence & How Is it Prosecuted?

Domestic violence is an umbrella term used to describe physical, emotional, sexual, or economic abuse or threatening behavior that occurs between two people who are in a domestic relationship. That ...
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When You Need to Invoke Your Right to Silence

"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." This transaction between law officials and a citizen is a frequent occurrence, as ...
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What if I am partly at fault in an auto accident?

Car insurance policies in Michigan operate on a no-fault coverage. Because of this, most collisions are covered by an individual's insurance policy; however, you may still be liable for a lawsuit, ...
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Can I Get a DUI/OVI Removed from My Record?

A DUI is charged as a misdemeanor in Michigan, and any conviction of drinking and driving will show up on your criminal record. Because state laws prevent an OVI from being removed or expunged, a ...
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What You Should Know About No-Fault Car Insurance

A no-fault car insurance claim, like those provided in Michigan, is designed to simplify the means of receiving coverage for an accident. Under no-fault insurance, you will not submit a claim to the ...
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Parental Responsibility Law in Michigan

As a parent in Michigan, you are responsible for certain actions committed by your child. In such instances, you may be liable for up to $2,500 worth of damages. Understanding the nature of this ...
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Drug Defenses in Michigan

In Michigan and especially throughout Detroit and the Metro Detroit Area, drug arrests have become rampant. Most arrests for drug possession charges stem from Michigan Compiled Law 333.7401 and 7103. ...
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Understanding Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

Many people in Michigan misunderstand what 'beyond a reasonable doubt' actually means. For a jury trial criminal defense attorney, one of the most challenging tasks is explaining to a juror ...
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Marijuana Arrests in Michigan Are Out of Control

Marijuana arrests and charges in Michigan are becoming rampant and out of control throught Michigan. Even with the passage of the Medical Marijuana Act, also known as "MMA", many police ...
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Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Michigan

It is never easy to be charged with a crime in Michigan, and even more difficult having to choose a Criminal Defense Attorney to defend you or a loved one. First, do not hire a criminal attorney ...
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MMA People v McQueen patient to Patient transfer case in the Michigan Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court today decided a well-know medical marijuana case, People v McQueen. Read the decision here and stay tuned for our anyalsis of their decision. Attorney Daniel D. Hajji, 30300 ...
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Former Mayor Pays Restitution, Continues with Hearings After Appeals Case Sent Back

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick—a client of Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel D. Hajji—is moving forward with some of his legal matters after a restitution payment was ...
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DUI / OWI Defense in MI

METHODS TO REDUCE OR DISMISS A DUI CHARGE IN MICHIGAN In Michigan, most drunk driving arrests start with a charge of OWI ("Operating While Intoxicated") or OWI with a High BAC ( "Blood ...
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New MI Laws 2013

New Michigan Laws to Take Effect To toll the statute of limitations until the government decides whether someone committed the crime for kidnapping, extortion, AWIM, a/ murder, manslaughter, first ...
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New Law in Michigan To Allow Driving On A Second DUI

In Michigan, it used to be that a Second Drunk Driving Offense within a 7 year period would suspend your driver's license for a 'minimum' of 1 year. After the 1 year minimum was up, you ...
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Young Father Accused of Murdering His 10 Month Old Child

In Watervilet Township, Michigan a 24 year old father has recently been arrested on the charges of murdering his little ten month old baby. According to the reports of the county sheriff’s ...
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Sex Offender Registration in Michigan

The New Michigan Law & Sex offender Registry Act "SORA" . Presently, all listed offenses are classified in the form of a tier system. These tiers are based on the how serious the offense ...
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Dismissing A Domestic Violence Charge in Michigan

In Michigan, domestic violence arrests are ramapant. To avoid a domestic violence conviction on your record, your domestic violence attorney should make every conceivable attempt to weaken the ...
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Who Can Drop A Domestic Violence Charge?

Can The Victim Drop Charge of Domestic Violence in Michigan? The simple answer is, it is not up to the victim spouse or complainant to drop the domestic violence charge after an arrest for domestic ...
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MI Medical Marijuana- Voters Intent Must Be Followed

It is manifestly clear that the Michigan voters’ intention and purpose in passing the initiative was to change state law in Michigan, thereby, “protecting from arrest the vast majority of ...
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National Publishers Join Support in Defense of Kwame Kilpatrick's First Amendment Rights

After the Michigan Supreme Court remanded the Book Proceeds Issue back to the Court of Appeals on March 5, 2012, several national publishers' attorneys, Jonathon Bloom of New York, supported Kwame ...
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Evaluating A DUI Arrest In MI is Crucial

Evaluating your DUI Arrest / OWI Arrest is crucial and can make a difference on whether your OWI/DUI charge will stick, get reduced or dismissed. Many arrested on a Drunk Driving charge in Michigan ...
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Medical Marijuana in Michigan is a Myth And Set Up For Prosecution

Michigan Medical Marijuana Act is a Myth and Set Up For Prosecution Given the confusion and uncertainty regarding the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act ("MMMA") and its interpretation, it has ...
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