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Event Data Recorders in Cars: Examining the “Black Box” in Auto Accident Cases 

When an airplane or helicopter crashes, investigators scour the wreckage to find the “black box” to learn more about what lead to the accident. Believe it or not, there are similar “black boxes” (formally known as, “Event Data Recorders”… Read More
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University of Michigan “ECRT” Hearings

The University of Michigan has created a department called the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office (ECRT) to handle sexual and gender-based misconduct cases that occur on its campus or by its members (students and employees). The University of… Read More
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Common Questions About Refusals in Drunk Driving Arrests

You’re leaving your favorite restaurant after drinking two glasses of wine and are suddenly pulled over by police.  Fear, anxiety, and confusion set in.  Suddenly, the officer is barking out questions and commands, and before you know it you’r… Read More
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22nd CIRCUIT COURT - Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County’s Criminal Justice System is divided into two distinct court divisions:  Circuit and District Courts. The 22nd Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all felony cases that have been “bound over” for trial, PPO Cases, and all… Read More
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15th DISTRICT COURT - Washtenaw County

The City of Ann Arbor is the largest city in Washtenaw County.  As such, the majority of the county’s criminal cases originate out of the city jurisdiction.  All misdemeanor, traffic and OWI cases that occur in the City of Ann Arbor are handled… Read More
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14B DISTRICT COURT - Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County’s Criminal Justice System is divided into two distinct court divisions: Circuit and District Courts. The 22nd Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all felony cases that have been “bound over” for trial, all PPO cases, and all… Read More
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14A DISTRICT COURT - Washtenaw County

District Courts handle all misdemeanor and traffic offenses, as well as the beginning and preliminary stages of felony charges.  The 14a District Court is Washtenaw County’s Largest District Court, covering most of the county except for Ypsil… Read More
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How Do I Select the Best Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Attorney for My Case? 

Gone are the days where each town only had 1-2 general practice attorneys who could reasonably handle criminal cases. The concept that attorneys only advertise in areas in which they practice is also gone. Internet marketing allows attorneys from al… Read More
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What is an “Advice of Rights” Form for Criminal Cases? 

When a person is charged with a criminal offense in Michigan, they typically have two options:  litigate or negotiate. The majority of criminal cases don’t go to litigation or trial, but resolve with a plea of some sort (either a plea or sentence… Read More
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Criminal Trial During COVID

Geherin Law Group Client J.P., who is accused of home invasion, has been waiting for a criminal trial in Detroit since March 2020–with no date in sight. Client J.Z., accused of aggravated assault, has been waiting for her jury trial in Saline… Read More
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