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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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Will A Delay Help – Or Hurt – My Criminal Case?

As Michigan courts remain closed during the Emergency Order, clients with open criminal cases are caught in limbo:  No court appearances scheduled; trials/motions postponed indefinitely, extended bond/probation conditions. In times like these,… Read More
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What Happens at an "Arraignment" in Michigan?

Are you looking for the best criminal defense attorney in Washtenaw County?While some criminal justice concepts are self-explanatory (i.e., trial; sentencing; jail), others are confusing to those “outside” the system.  For example, mos… Read More
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WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MICHIGAN DATAMASTER/BREATH TESTING?

Searching for the best DUI attorney in Ann arbor? DataMaster breath tests may be inaccurate.Last week, the Michigan State Police dropped a BOMBSHELL on the criminal justice system:  They sent a letter to local police and prosecutors saying… Read More
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CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT (…

CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT (“CSC”) IN MICHIGAN

Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan?You need an experienced felony defense attorney.Aside from a murder charge, being accused of rape is the most serious charge a person faces in Michigan—let alone any state.  Not o… Read More
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17-Year-Olds Now Classifi…

17-Year-Olds Now Classified as Juveniles in MI

MICHIGAN FINALLY DECLARES 17-YEAR-OLDS AS JUVENILES FOR CRIMINAL CHARGE DESIGNATIONParents are always shocked, angry and dumbfounded when they find out that their 17-year-old child is an adult for criminal justice purposes in Michigan.  After a… Read More
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