Drinking, Drugs and Driving

If you drink, the chances are that at some point you have driven when you are over the legal limit, which in every state is a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08. For most people, (although your body mass may effect this), if you drink about two and a half beers or two and a half shots of hard alcohol, if stopped and asked to take a preliminary breath test, you will exceed the legal limit. If you do, you will be handcuffed, placed in the back of the police car, driven to the police station, spend several hours in the lockup, and be issued a ticket for drunk driving. And then the real fun begins.
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The Truth About Lie Detector Tests

A client called me today in regard to taking a lie detector test. The client, the day manager of a fast food restaurant, showed up at work one particular morning unable to find the previous nights receipts which he generally deposits in the morning. After calling the night manager, it was determined that someone had stolen about $2000.00. The detective in charge, asked my client to take a lie detector test (polygraph) and that’s when the client called me.
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Expungement Information

While the Michigan Legislature changed the law in regard to getting an expungement, allowing a couple of misdemeanors in addition to one felony, the legislators also added some new conditions. Read More...

CCW- Why Risk a Felony

Michigan is an open carry state. That means if you want to walk around like John Wayne with a gun strapped to your waist or like a like a Marine, about to storm the beaches of Normandy, go for it. That is your 2nd Amendment right.
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Be Careful if You Get Probation

I often think that probation is a prescription for failure. When charged and convicted of a crime, if you have no prior criminal record, you will generally be sentenced to probation
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A Quirk in the New Expungement Law

There is a funny quirk in the new expungement law that took effect on January 14, 2015 Read More...

Understanding Changes to the Expungement Law

The expungement law has recently changed making it easier to set aside a conviction. Read More...

Getting a Good Paying Job is Hard Enough

I get a lot of calls regarding expungement. I usually ask why the caller is looking to set aside his or her conviction and the number one reason is that it is next to impossible to get a job or second, that it effects their professional licensing.
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Sometimes You Just Have to Pay the Price

I was recently talking with a prosecutor and said that sometimes I wished I was on his side of a case. In particular, I was talking about a client who walked into a fast food restaurant with a sawed off shotgun, pointed it at the manager and several other employees and demanded money.
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Tell Your Lawyer the Truth

A detective once told me that people, when questioned by the police, usually tell only about 90% of the truth. They lie or hold back about the other 10% of the story. Everyone wants to look better than they really are so they don’t reveal certain information that they think makes them look bad or confirms their guilt.
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