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How Are White Collar Crimes Investigated and Prosecuted?

The crimes are non-violent, but you can still end up in prison for decades. Many people say that the crimes are even victimless, but that will not help you escape prosecution. The charges in question here are white-collar crimes, and they are taken very seriously by state -- and federal -- authorities.  In a nutshell, white-collar crimes involve someone in a professional position at a business or other organization Read More

Not All Attorneys Who Take DUI Cases Are the Same

As an educated, highly respected professional, you are well aware of the ways that a DUI charge – much less a conviction – can upend your life, your employment, your social relationships, and everything else you’ve worked so hard to cultivate and maintain.  You know that even an arrest for DUI means an automatic driver’s license suspension for you. Once that reality has sunk in, you start worrying about a possible Read More

What is an Arraignment?

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you will be “arraigned” before a judge. An arraignment is when you will go before a judge for the first time. Depending on your situation, you may be arraigned either in court or through video conference from jail. During your arraignment, the judge will read the formal charges against you and it is an opportunity to discuss bond (if you’re in jail). A good Read More

What Are The Criminal Ramifications of Violating Shelter-At-Home Orders?

The coronavirus pandemic has brought huge changes to the world, and we have noticed that many big questions are weighing heavily on people’s minds. While we don’t have answers to the big uncertainties, like how long this will last or the best ways to stay healthy, there is one commonly asked question that as criminal law attorneys we are uniquely positioned to answer: What are the criminal ramifications of violating Read More

3 Breathalyzer Myths in Michigan

The vast majority of Michigan drivers are familiar with some common facts about driving under the influence (DUI), such as that the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 and that the police officer who pulls over suspected drunk drivers will likely ask them to blow into a breathalyzer. Some fail to realize, however, that a breathalyzer is just the first test of a potential drunk driving case. After an Read More

An Overview of Search Warrants in Michigan

Amendment IV of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights codifies protections for citizens against “unreasonable” searches and seizures. This amendment, as well as Michigan and common law, also lays out the conditions for when police have the right to search places such as your home, office, and body, among certain other locations. Knowing these conditions and the process for executing a valid search warrant Read More