Legal Blog

How Much Marijuana Equals Intent to Deliver?

February 21st, 2017|

When a prosecutor charges someone with possession of marijuana they will generally also charge possession with the intent to deliver (PWID) if the weight is over a particular amount. It’s a big deal because possession with intent to deliver is a felony with a maximum possible penalty of four years

Understanding a DUI Investigation In Michigan

December 11th, 2016|

  I passed the balance and coordination tests so why do I have to take a breath test on the road? I should have been released and instead I am going to jail. The moment a police officer suspects a motor vehicle driver has recently been drinking alcohol they will

How to Estimate your Bodily Alcohol Content

June 16th, 2016|

Do the Math and Keep you Cash Police are really cracking down these days on drivers who decide to drink past the legal limit, get behind the wheel of their vehicle, and drive without any regard for anyone else’s safety, including their own. In an age with so many advancements

Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor

March 8th, 2016|

Drug offense prosecutions almost always involve a police search which are sacredly protected by the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment states that all persons shall be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. There is no higher law in the land of this country. Therefore, almost every drug case has a constitutional

How to avoid a Retail Fraud or Theft Conviction in Michigan

October 20th, 2015|

A conviction for retail fraud, i.e. theft, is just like any other criminal conviction: you will have a criminal record that may follow you for the rest of your life. When you apply for a job, the employer will see the conviction when it does a criminal background check. Having

Michigan Loss Prevention Officers: What They Can and Can't Do

August 18th, 2015|

Can a Loss Prevention Officer Interrogate or Hold a Suspect Against Their Will? When a person is suspected of retail fraud there will likely be an encounter with the store’s security personnel. These individuals are often called Loss Prevention Officers and they are common in larger retail stores like Wal-Mart,