If you have been charged with a domestic-violence crime, it is almost always ordered to NOT have contact with the complaining witness and NOT to appear at a specific listed address. Normally the judge will enter a “No-Contact Order.” A no contact order means that you CANNOT go back home after a domestic violence charge. No-contact orders in Michigan will prohibit … Continue reading Can I live at home after being charged with domestic violence in Michigan?
A DUI Is a Misdemeanor and Comes with Severe Consequences in Michigan If you’re facing a second DUI in Michigan, you need to understand your rights, your options, and the possible outcomes of your case. Michigan has some of the toughest DUI laws in the USA, and you might be wondering, “Will I go to … Continue reading Will I Go to Jail for My Second DUI in Michigan?
Constructive drug possession, also known as “constructive possession,” is a legal concept in Michigan and other states that refers to a situation where someone is found in possession of drugs, but may not physically have them on their person. Instead, the drugs may be found in a location that the person has control over, such … Continue reading Constructive Drug Possession
Many Michigan OWI / DUI cases are thrown out of court because the initial stop was not warranted. Often-times OWI / DUI arrests start out as traffic stops or minor accidents. A traffic violation, no matter how minor, will justify the police pulling over a motorist. In fact, when police stop a motorist for a … Continue reading The Initial Stop For OWI / DUI STOP In Michigan
A common question our criminal defense lawyers are asked is – “Do I have to take a breathalyzer test if I am pulled over in Michigan?”. There are situations in which Michigan law will require you to take a BAC test. However, many people choose to disobey this request and accept the penalty. A police … Continue reading In Michigan, What Happens If I Refuse To Take A Breathalyzer Test?
The consequences of a drug conviction can last a lifetime. You can be charged with anything from possession to distribution to manufacturing. Depending on the amount of the drugs and the nature of the offense, these crimes may be charged at the state or federal level in Michigan. These crimes may all carry harsh prison … Continue reading Drug Charges & Penalties In Michigan
The short answer is MAYBE. A trust allows control over when and how your heirs inherit, can ensure your minor or disabled children are taken care of even if you aren’t here, and can avoid a frustrating and time-consuming court process. What is a Trust? In your later years, you may begin to consider how … Continue reading Do I Need A Trust In Michigan?
Getting convicted of Operating While Intoxicated (aka OWI or DUI) in Michigan has many more costs than just the fines and court fees. If you’re facing OWI charges, you might be wondering what the total costs include, everything from increased insurance premiums to license reinstate fees. In total, these costs typically amount to anywhere between … Continue reading How Much Does A DUI Conviction Cost in Michigan?
Our Kalamazo Criminal Defense Lawyers explain the different levels of criminal charges in Michigan. If a prosecutor charges you with a crime, it’s essential to understand the severity of the charges and what sentencing may look like if you’re convicted. The same offense may be charged as a misdemeanor for one offender and a felony … Continue reading What Are the Different Levels of Criminal Charges in Michigan?