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Defacing Political Signage

2020 has been a challenging year for most of us. To end the year, we will have one of the most emotionally charged elections in American history. Which brings to mind an interesting dynamic this year regarding criminal law. . . defacing of political signage.

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Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) vs. Data Master (DM)

I am often asked by my clients what my advice would be if I were sitting next to them at the time they are pulled over. Would I advise them to submit to a PBT or not?

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Dress for Success

It has been said, "you can tell a lot about a person by the shoes he or she wears". Well, I am not sure if that's true, but I can tell you the type of clothes you wear to court is an important factor.

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Handshaking and the New Normal

I find that as an attorney and business owner I have been struggling with the ingrained impulse to shake hands with people I interact with. I have always been a big supporter of "the handshake".

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Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order Regarding Mask’s

Today is July 13, 2020, and is the first day that Governor Whitmer’s executive order regarding mask wearing becomes effective. According to the executive order, a person who does not wear a mask in public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is subject to a civil infraction and a $500.00 fine.

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Did You Know Operating While Intoxicated Under Marijuana Is a Crime in Michigan?

As everyone knows, marijuana laws have changed greatly in the State of Michigan in the last few years. Prior to the change, possession of marijuana was a common charge, police were trained in the detection of marijuana in cars, homes, and properties.

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Coronavirus and Domestic Violence

There have been a lot of news reports lately that domestic violence cases in Michigan are on the rise due to social distancing and mandatory quarantine, due to COVID-19. As a defense attorney in mid-Michigan, these reports and studies certainly interest me, but it is a shame to see the domestic violence reported rates rising.

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