July 30, 2019

The fines, jail, and license restrictions resulting from a first-offense OWI in Michigan:

Generally, in Michigan, a first-offense OWI (operating while intoxicated) results in a fine, driver’s license restrictions as well as jail time or community service. Often communit...

July 21, 2019

         There are a lot of things they don’t teach you in law school, including, as the title makes clear: how to enter the legal world as a solo practitioner. You may ask: Why isn’t this idea embraced? Well, the reality of the situation is that such a move breaks the...

May 28, 2019

Misdemeanor Defense:

Unfortunately, there are many crimes that may be tried as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Even if an individual is only initially charged with a misdemeanor, a prosecutor may attempt to up the charges to a felony level. Alternatively, a criminal d...

December 13, 2018

Note: Anything over a year is prison, and anything less is jail. Also, it is extremely unlikely that the low end would be met on any offense higher than a Class E felony. Finally, Habitual offender status may impact the guidelines below. This is merely to give you a ba...

June 28, 2018


           Did you know that your cell phone, and cell phone company for that matter, has the ability to track your every movement? Sure, maybe you did, but did you know how or why this is possible? If not, I will break down the basi...

March 6, 2018

Suspected DUI:

On January 29, 2016 in the early morning our client, who we will call A for privacy concerns, was arrested on the suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated under MCL 257.625. Unfortunately, A was on parole due to an earlier charge unrelated...

June 26, 2017

           What should you do if you are being investigated for a crime and the police want to talk with you about it? Well, the short answer is: Don’t do so without an attorney present.

            Though you should be respectful, you should ma...

June 22, 2017


            Short Answer: No.

            Long Answer: Still, no. The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution protects an individual against unreasonable searches and seizures. Generally, a warrant, issued by a...

June 22, 2017

            At some point we have all been told to be “careful of what you post online.” It’s easy to brush this advice off and to continue posting anything and everything that comes to mind, but I wouldn’t suggest it.

            This is not to...

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