The early stages of a felony case in Washtenaw County

There are many stages to a felony case in Michigan.  Today I will focus on Washtenaw County and the early…

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Can I still get in trouble for having marijuana?

Can I still get in trouble for having marijuana in Michigan? The short answer is yes, but it is more…

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I got caught speeding, what now?

This is a situation that most people run into.  They may be speeding because they are late, not paying attention…

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Are noise violations in Ann Arbor really criminal misdemeanors?

Are Noise Violations in Ann Arbor Really Criminal Misdemeanors?  In other words are they crimes? The short answer is yes. …

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What is HYTA? Can I get HYTA in Michigan?

What is HYTA? HYTA is a Michigan Law that gives first time offenders a chance to avoid criminal convictions.  It…

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Bond Types in Michigan Criminal Courts

There are a few main types of bond.  They include personal recognizance, cash, surety, or 10 percent. Personal recognizance bond…

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Misdemeanor Arraignment and Bond Hearings in the 15th District Court

When someone is arrested for a crime, they have to appear in front of a judge or magistrate.  The first…

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