The first provisions of the new law are now in effect, however there are some important details you need to know before you light up if you want to avoid criminal marijuana charge.
When you have been charged with criminal sexual conduct, a plea agreement can seem like the only way to avoid a lengthy sentence. Before you get too excited about early release, be sure you understand the potential consequences of probation and parole violations, which sex offenders, can include SORA charges for failure to register.
Over the last few years, identity theft has been big news. Everyone from your neighbor to large corporations, even the federal government, has had confidential information stolen by thieves online. However, hacking isn’t the only thing that counts as identity theft in Michigan criminal court. Find out what identity theft is, and what penalties you […]
Being charged with sex offenses can be life-changing. They can occur when a misplaced relationship goes bad, or from severe misconduct. The facts behind criminal sexual conduct are often vulgar, and private. In many ways, these crimes are different from drug offenses or other common felonies. When you are facing a sex offense, you want […]
There are district and circuit court houses all across Metro Detroit. When you receive a summons to appear in court on drug charges, it can sometimes be hard to know where you will need to appear. Find out how to know where your drug charges will go to court.
If you live in a college town, or know a wide variety of people, it may feel like “everyone” gets caught drunk driving eventually. In that climate, a conviction for Operating While Intoxicated may not seem like a serious issue. However, there are several drunk driving consequences that you may not have considered that can […]
American media likes to portray shoplifting – called retail fraud in Michigan – as a minor offense that every teenager commits at some point. However, retail fraud convictions come with serious consequences. If you are caught shoplifting more than once, the penalties could be even higher.
After over two years in the federal court system, a case on behalf of several sex offenders is finally over. When the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Doe v Snyder in October 2017, it made earlier decisions by the lower courts final and rendered the existing Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) unconstitutional.
It is never good to have drug charges filed against you. However, not all controlled substance convictions are created equal. What charges have been filed, and your own criminal history, can affect any sentence you may receive, and what plea bargain options may apply. Find out how to read drug charges so you know what […]