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Paul Stablein
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I am a criminal defense attorney handling matters in state and federal courts in Michigan and the surrounding Great Lakes area.
I am a criminal defense attorney handling matters in state and federal courts in Michigan and the surrounding Great Lakes area.

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COA Grants Prosecution Interlocutory 404(b) Application
In this interlocutory application for leave, the Michigan Court of Appeals yesterday published it's previously unpublished opinion in People v Calvin Kelly , Docket No. 331731 , reversing the Kalamazoo Circuit Court's decision to exclude evidence offered by...

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Prosecution's Threat to Witness Merits Reversal
Yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of Devaun Lopez who had previously been convicted following a jury trial in the Saginaw County Circuit Court.  The Court, in a per curiam opinion, concluded in People v Devaun Lopez, Docket No...

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Prosecution's Threat to Witness Merits Reversal
Yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of Devaun Lopez who had previously been convicted following a jury trial in the Saginaw County Circuit Court.  The Court, in a per curiam opinion, concluded in People v Devaun Lopez, Docket No...

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COA Reverses Home Invasion Special Jury Instruction
Yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals published an opinion in People of the State of Michigan v Troy Bush, Docket No. 326658 (April 21, 2016) , holding, essentially, that a defendant may not be convicted of home invasion, MCL 750.110a(2), for allegedly b...

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"Knock and Talk" Scrutinized by COA Post-Jardines
Yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals decided an interesting 4th Amendment issue relating to a popular tactic utilized by police departments across the State of Michigan, "knock and talk." In the consolidated cases of People v Frederick and People v Van ...

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COA Reverses Oakland Circuit on Right to DNA Testing
Yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals rendered its published opinion in People v Gilbert Lee Poole, Jr. , Docket No. 315982 , holding that Poole was entitled to DNA testing of blood samples preserved from the scene of a 1988 homicide.  The interesting as...

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Jury Deprived of Lesser in Reckless Driving Death Case
Last week, the Michigan Supreme Court rendered its decision in People v Thabo Jones , Docket No. 147735 (December 23, 2014) , upholding the constitutionality of MCL 257.626(5) .  That statute mandates that, when the defendant is charged with reckless drivin...
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