New Ruling Protects The Rights Of Medical Marijuana Patients

In Blog by Chris Kessel

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that a Michigan medical marijuana patient cannot be prosecuted for illegal drug possession, despite not having proof of his or her registration at the time of arrest. However, the court did say police were within their rights to arrest the patient, identified in court records as James RG Nicholson of Ottawa County, because …

Nessel and Kessel Law Assists Gays and Lesbians Seeking to Adopt

In Blog by Chris Kessel

Starting a family can be one of the most difficult and time consuming processes you will ever undertake. Despite all the hard work and effort, the journey should also give way to a feeling of great joy and satisfaction. Unfortunately, as a gay or lesbian individual or a same-sex couple, the process is often times more difficult because of the …

Probation Violations Can be a Tricky Thing. Don’t Let It Take Away Your Freedom

In Blog by Chris Kessel

Probation in Detroit, Michigan is a privilege that can be taken away, or revoked, at any time. It’s an opportunity for convicted criminals to avoid jail time, and it’s a privilege that allows convicted criminals to re-enter society after they have served jail time. Individuals sentenced to probation in Detroit, Michigan must always be under the supervision of a probation …

Don’t Let a Probation Violation Take Away Your Freedom

In Blog by Chris Kessel

Probation in Detroit, Michigan is a privilege that can be taken away, or revoked, at any time. It’s an opportunity for convicted criminals to avoid jail time, and it’s a privilege that allows convicted criminals to re-enter society after they have served jail time. Individuals sentenced to probation in Detroit, Michigan must always be under the supervision of a probation …

How Chris Kessel can Remove your name from the SORA

In Blog by Chris Kessel

Don’t let a sex offense ruin your life. New amendments to the Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) now make it possible to remove your name from the list. As of July 1, 2011, sex offenders who meet the “Romeo and Juliet” – or statutory rape – exception, and juvenile offenders who were convicted before July 1, 2011 and were …