Tag: criminal defense

Michigan Sex Offender Registry and COVID-19

In April 2020, a federal court made a ruling which declared that Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) cannot be enforced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost seven months later, this ruling is still in place. Why? Let’s go back to 2016.  In 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of […]

When BAC Turns Into DUI

You decided to take a mini road trip with a few friends to go to a Tigers game, and one beer turns into a few more. You feel OK enough to drive back to Lansing, but then blue and red flashing lights are behind you. You get out of your car, and there’s a decision […]

Marijuana Laws and Michigan

In 2008, Michigan passed the Michigan Compassionate Care Initiative. This allowed individuals with certain health conditions to use and to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis for the treatment of certain qualifying medical conditions. 10 years later, recreational use of Marijuana became legal in the state. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act […]

Understanding Michigan’s Clean Slate Legislation

In early October, Governor Whitmer signed a series of bipartisan criminal justice reform bills colloquially known as the Clean Slate legislation. House Bills 4980-4985 and 5120 have officially reformed Michigan’s criminal expungement laws. This means it is now easier for individuals who have been convicted of certain felonies and misdemeanors to have their criminal record […]