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Can You Be Discharged Early from Probation?

Michigan has seen many changes to its criminal justice system over the past year. Part of that is due to the research and findings of the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, which was created in 2019 by Governor Whitmer. Th… Read More
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Can the police obtain my private medical or hospital records following an OWI arrest?

For many people, a drunk driving arrest occurs after they’re pulled over for a “routine” traffic offense like speeding or weaving. Others, regrettably, might be involved in a traffic accident after drinking alcohol. For these people, the conse… Read More
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What Exactly is an “Expungement” in Michigan?

In the last year, there has been a lot of “buzz” about expungement of criminal records in Michigan. In 2020, Michigan passed a series of “clean-slate” initiatives which expanded eligibility for people to seek expungements, and in many cases,… Read More
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What Exactly is “Cross-Examination?”

Every day, in courtrooms throughout Michigan (and even on Zoom screens during the COVID pandemic), cases are won or lost based on the effective or ineffective cross-examination of witnesses.  What is cross-examination?  It is the questioning of th… Read More
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Should I Hire an Attorney for a First Time OWI/DUI Arrest?

You’re leaving a holiday party after consuming a few beers, and suddenly you hear sirens behind you. The fear, panic and anxiety start to kick in; am I over the legal limit? Am I going to jail? Will I lose my driver’s license?  After spending t… Read More
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Can I Still Have a Criminal Trial During a Pandemic?

Courts in Washtenaw County and throughout Southeastern Michigan had to reinvent themselves and figure out how to handle busy criminal dockets despite a health pandemic and various governmental shutdowns. Courts couldn’t simply cancel criminal dock… Read More
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WHAT IS "PROBABLE CAUSE CONFERENCE" (OR "PCC") IN MICHIGAN?

When a person is charged with a felony offense in Washtenaw County or throughout Michigan, he or she often receives a court notice for a “Probable Cause Conference,” or PCC.  While some appearances are obvious just by their titles (i.e., Trial… Read More
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DIVERSION PROGRAMS FOR MICHIGAN CRIMINAL OFFENSES

For every person charged with a crime in Ann Arbor or throughout Michigan, the consequences of a conviction can be life-altering.  Convictions can result in loss of employment or inability to find a job; financial ruin; family/custody/relationship… Read More
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WHAT EXACTLY IS “BOND” OR “BAIL”?

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about eliminating “cash bonds/bail” in Michigan.  Some progressive states, like California, have been working towards that stance in recent years.  Essentially, this movement stands for the idea tha… Read More
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Personal Solutions During the COVID-19 Crisis

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 health pandemic is a societal crisis gravely affecting millions of people all over Michigan.  For most people, it has been a personal crisis as well:  Loss of employment/income; inability to connect with family/friend… Read More
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