Legal Blog

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

Ways 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,

Retail Fraud: Self-Scanners and Advancing Security

July 27th, 2015|

How many times have you gone through the self-scan checkout lane at the grocery store and had difficulty with the machine? Using a self-scanner? Anybody who has used one of these machines knows how difficult it can be to properly scan and pay for merchandise. Using these machines requires complete

How to prepare for a substance abuse evaluation

July 14th, 2015|

A properly prepared substance abuse evaluation can make or break your case In order to have your driving privileges restored, it's imperative that properly prepared evidence is submitted to the hearing officers. A substance abuse evaluation (SAE) is mandatory, therefore it's obvious that the hearing officers rely heavily on the

Retail Fraud Kleptomania Defense: How Did This Happen and Why Did I Shoplift?

July 2nd, 2015|

Michigan Retail Fraud Lawyers Many of our clients are employed, productive members of society, with no criminal record and strong support systems.  When a new client visits our office and describes the circumstances of their Retail Fraud case, they often have no explanation as to why they decided to take