Medical Marijuana Defense

In Blog by Chris Kessel

In a recent decision by the Michigan Supreme Court, medical marijuana users are ruled not to be automatically breaking the law if they drive after using the drug.  In 2010 Rodney Koon was stopped in Grand Traverse County and ticketed for Operating While Intoxicated.  As a result of the stop Mr. Koon had his blood tested and it was found …

Operating While Intoxicated vs Operating While Impaired

In Blog by Chris Kessel

As the weather warms up and people start having BBQ’s, graduation parties, and weddings, that means one thing…that police will be on the look out for lots of potential drunk drivers.  This time of year always sees an increase in the number of Operating While Intoxicated and Operating While Visually Impaired cases here at Nessel and Kessel Law.  For that reason, …

Detroit Defense Attorney Shines at Preliminary Exam

In Blog by Chris Kessel

Thanks to arguments made by Chris Kessel after a preliminary exam, the weapons charges against a client of Nessel and Kessel Law were dismissed by a judge at the 36th District Court.  Our client was charges with Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW), Felon In Possession of a Firearm (FIP) and Felony Firearm (FF).  These charges often accompany each other because …

Detroit Defense Attorney Gets Home Invasion Dismissed

In Blog by Chris Kessel

This week, in the Wayne County Circuit Court, Detroit defense attorney Chris Kessel achieved another significant legal victory.  My client was charged with Home Invasion – First Degree, Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile (UDAA), and misdemeanor Domestic Violence.  The Home Invasion charge carries a maximum 20 year prison sentence, while the Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in …

Bench Warrant Amnesty Program

In Blog by Chris Kessel

The Wayne County Friend of the Court is now offering a limited amnesty program for those with warrants out for their arrest for failure to pay child support.  During this limited time the FOC will allow you to get your warrant dismissed and court costs that are generally assessed will be waived. Those who wish to have their warrants dismissed …

Detroit Lesbian Couple Hires Gay Rights Attorneys at Nessel and Kessel After Harassment

In Blog by Chris Kessel

It is no secret that LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage and adoption, are hotly contested legal issues in the United States today. Even with all of the progress towards equality achieved in the past few years, it is unfortunate that the prejudice and harassment of LGBT individuals still continues. Such an example is seen in the case of a Detroit-area …

Detroit Gay Adoption Lawyer to Speak at Marriage and Family Expo

In Blog by Chris Kessel

The Detroit gay adoption attorneys at Nessel and Kessel Law are proud to announce that Dana Nessel will be at the Marriage and Family Expo at the Livonia Marriott as a featured speaker! Taking place this Sunday, April 7th, 2013, at 2 p.m., Dana will discuss LGBT adoption and same-sex marriage in the state of Michigan. In addition to Nessel, …

Medical Marijuana Act in the Michigan Court of Appeals

In Blog by Chris Kessel

In People v Green, a recent Michigan Court of Appeals case, the court held that it was not illegal for medical marijuana patients to transfer marijuana to each other, providing the amount transferred was under 2.5 ounces. The facts of the case were undisputed. On September 7, 2011, defendant gave Al Thornton marijuana. The transfer of marijuana occurred in Nashville, …