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A Michigan State Trooper has been arrested for charges claiming that he violated the state’s “Super Drunk” law when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident last month. According to a local news report discussing the incident and subsequent charges,…

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Over the last 10 years, an epidemic of opiate and opioid abuse has killed thousands of Americans and may be getting worse. Both state and federal authorities have refined their policing strategy and stepped up enforcement to address the problem, resulting…

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Although Michigan moved to legalize medical marijuana in 2008 and currently allows medical dispensaries to operate in the state, marijuana arrests by Michigan law enforcement authorities continue to increase. According to a report discussing the…

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Earlier this month, a Michigan appellate court issued an opinion upholding a woman’s 25-year sentence of incarceration for a second-degree murder conviction based on the death of her daughter in a DUI accident. According to one news source reporting on…

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After someone is convicted of a crime, probation will often be a part of the sentence handed down by the presiding judge. Probation sentences can have a number of conditions, including mandatory drug treatment, community service, restitution, fines and…

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Police are constantly trying to come up with new ways to deter drunk driving. The most recent attempt to curb Michigan DUIs is a pilot program allowing certain officers to conduct road-side saliva tests for motorists suspected to be under the influence of…

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Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Michigan issued a written opinion in a case against several police officers who were alleged to have lied during an official investigation into one of their peers. In the case, People v. Harris, the court…

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Getting convicted of a drunk driving offense often changes a person’s life. The various punishments that come along with a conviction of OWI or DUI are seemingly endless, ranging from probation or jail time to court costs, supervision fees, mandated…

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Most criminal cases in Michigan must be brought within a certain number of years, pursuant to state statutes. One reason for this is so that someone does not receive notice that they are being charged with a criminal offense many years after the alleged…

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Police cannot keep their eyes on all parts of a city at all times. Indeed, police rely on citizens to report crimes so that they can then send officers out to investigate. However, the United States Constitution requires that police follow certain rules…
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