New Expungement Law

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It’s always very upsetting when I speak with a prospective client about having their conviction(s) set aside…only to find out that they aren’t eligible because of an extra misdemeanor driving conviction or multiple low level felony convictions. I usually end the conversation telling the person that there is very likely a chance that the law will change and make things …

You have the right to remain silent for a reason…

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Last month I had a trial on the west side of the state. Unfortunately, the jury returned a verdict of “guilty” against my client. The evidence against my client was, to put it bluntly, overwhelming. But in a situation where they offer my client a plea agreement for a 50 year sentence, there really isn’t much harm in going to …

Be Careful Out There

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Everyone should watch out while taking the Lodge (including me). The police are out there and clearly they’re working very hard…I can tell you I’ve seen them out there in force. https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/msp-issue-more-than-200-tickets-clock-driver-going-97-mph-during-lodge-freeway-crackdown

Marijuana Update

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Since the passing of the act legalizing recreational marijuana people are always asking me what they can and cannot do under the new law. Unfortunately, there are even some questions that I can’t answer. Thankfully, the folks in the legislature realized that there were, indeed, too many unanswered questions floating around about Michigan’s newly legalized plant. So “officials” released a …

Court Orders SORA Change

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At least 4 to 5 times a month I get a call from someone who is on the Sex Offender Registry, asking if the law has been changed since 2012. Let me give you a little background… In 2012, the Michigan Sex Offender Registry (SORA) was changed. Many of these changes, specifically as it relates to younger offenders and the …

Dear citizens, PLEASE STOP DOING THIS!!!

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Two of my new clients this past month have had very different cases that involve a similar problem. And when I say very different cases, I mean VERY different. One involves a PPO and the other civil litigation in federal court. What on earth could these two cases have in common? Well let me answer that question by giving everyone …

New “Slow-Down” law goes into effect.

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Last week a new traffic law went into effect that everyone should be aware of. The new statute requires that drivers passing emergency vehicles on the side of the road slow down to at least 10mph under the posted speed limit. The law also requires drivers to move over one lane if possible (depending on weather and traffic conditions). Failing …

Firearm Charge Dismissed

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Chris Kessel was able to convince and judge and a prosecutor that all charges against his client should be dismissed.  Yes, you read that correctly…I convinced the Macomb County Prosecutor to dismiss charges against my client.   My client was charged with Receiving/Concealing Stolen Property – Firearm, which is a 10 year felony.  To sustain this charge the prosecutor must …

Michigan Passes New Marijuana Law

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The new marijuana law that passed in the election Earlier this month, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana by individuals aged 21 and older. Marijuana is currently legal for both medical and recreational use in nine states and legal for medicinal purposes in twenty-one additional states. 56% of voters approved the new law, making …