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  • Michigan Laws To Get Cases Dismissed Without Trial

    Michigan has a host of laws which can result in the dismissal of a criminal offense. Application of these laws is not automatic. Each offender needs to qualify for application of these laws. HYTA, Dis

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  • Michigan Macomb County Drug Marijuna 7411 Attorney

    There is a major provision of Michigan Controlled Substance Act which is a vital tool for attorneys representing drug offenders. The law is found at MCL 333.7411, also known as 7411. The law applies only to persons charged with possession of marijuana, analogues or controlled sub...

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  • Drunk Driving OWI Strategies

    The legal limit blood alcohol limit (BAC) for operating while intoxicated@ (OWI) is .08% and will remain the same. Under Michigan's Super Drunk law, persons with a high BAC of .17% or greater will face harsh penalties: Super Drunk Driving Penalties Upon Conviction (.17% or great...

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  • Michigan Sentence: What do you say to the Judge at the time of sentence?

    Every defendant is given an opportunity to speak at the time of sentence for a criminal case. At every sentencing, the attorney for the defendant is afforded an opportunity to speak on behalf of his or her client. This allows the attorney to summarize the positive aspects of th...

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  • Social Security Benefits While Incarcerated in Michigan Prison or Macomb County Jail

    Social Security benefits while in prison Did you know that you may not collect Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits while incarcerated? Both of these programs prohibit payments to most prisoners. Social Security benefits are suspended if an otherwise e...

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  • Michigan Lawyer Guide; Drunk Driving - OWI Plea Bargaining

    What is a Plea Bargain? A plea bargain in a criminal case is a "deal" made with a prosecutor and the defendant (the person charged) or the defendant’s attorney. The defendant’s attorney is skilled to

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  • Michigan Lawyer Guide, US Constitution and Criminal Law, The Bill of Rights

    4th AMENDMENT: YOUR RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM UNREASONABLE SEARCH AND SEIZURE The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,

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  • Drunk Driving and Immigration - Removal from the United States

    Can Non-US Citizens be Deported for Conviction of a Crime? Non-citizens may be deported due to a conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude or an aggravated felony. There are also several other

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  • 2010 Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Issues

    The most controversial law that is now on the books is the Michigan Medical Marijuana law. According to statistics from the Michigan Department of Community Health, 83,552 original and renewal applications have been received and 45,808 patient registrations issued. This statistic...

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  • PROBATION CONDITIONS UPON CONVICTION OF A CRIME

    PROBATION: CONDITIONS THAT MAY BE IMPOSED. If you have never been involved in the criminal system, you may not be aware of the plethora of conditions that may be imposed if you are placed on probation. First of all, you may be placed on probation immediately after sentencing or u...

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