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Philip Matthew Jacques

Philip Jacques’s Legal Guides

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  • Setting Aside a Conviction in Michigan 101

    That statute governing applications to set aside a conviction in Michigan is MCL 780.621. In Michigan, almost any criminal conviction can be set aside or expunged, after the passage of 5 years from the date of conviction or release from incarceration, if it is the person's only c...

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  • A Guide to Criminal Investigations

    Traffic and most misdemeanor cases function differently than felony cases from the investigation to the charging decision. This guide explains the difference. Traffic and Low Level Misdemeanor Cases F

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  • Michigan Drunk Driving Secretary of State License Sanctions

    The State of Michigan has several different drunk driving offense. Upon conviction for one of the offenses, the Secretary of State will impose sanctions on the individual's ability to drive. Operatin

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  • Restoring Driving Privileges

    If an individual is convicted of multiple drunk driving convictions, his or her license may be revoked for a period of time. The period of revocation will either be 1 year or 5 years depending on the

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  • Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree

    A person can commit Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree through various conduct. This offense is one of the sections of Michigan criminal law that punishes sexual penetration. Some of the conduct is al

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  • Bond in Michigan

    The purpose of setting bond is to make sure that the person is not a danger to the community and they will return to court. For certain very serious offenses the Judge or Magistrate has the authority

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  • Record of Fingerprints in Michigan

    In Michigan, when a person is arrested for a criminal offense or appears in court for an offense that is punishable by more than 90 days in jail, they are fingerprinted. Typically, the Michigan State

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  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Michigan

    Minor in Possession of Alcohol is a common offense for young people in Michigan. It has some surprising consequences, including license sanctions. However, for first time offenders, there is some good

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  • Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) in Michigan

    The Holmes Youthful Trainee Act is an extraordinary opportunity for youthful offenders in Michigan. It is a program that permits young people to avoid a criminal conviction and have a criminal charge

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  • Statutory Deferred Sentence for Drug Cases (MCL 333.7411)

    This section is commonly referred to as 7411. It is a program that gives an offender the opportunity to avoid certain drug convictions if they successfully completes probation. Eligibility This progr

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