Is MIP really a civil infraction in Michigan? What you need to know

The law on Minor in Possession of Alcohol, also known as MIP, in Michigan was recently changed and goes into…

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What is Retail Fraud in Michigan? Shoplifting

What is Retail Fraud in Michigan? Retail fraud is commonly referred to as shoplifting in Michigan.  In other words it…

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Do I have to go to court for a misdemeanor ticket if I live out of town?

The Michigan Wolverines versus the Ohio State Buckeyes is one of the biggest rivalries in college football.  Michigan versus Michigan…

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How to Handle Tickets in Ann Arbor on Football Saturdays

Football Saturdays can be a lot of fun in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Watching the Michigan Wolverines, visiting the Big House,…

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Arrested for Drunk Driving in Ann Arbor on Thanksgiving… What now?

There are many things that are great about Thanksgiving.  Friends and family get together to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes,…

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Fake ID in Ann Arbor

It’s a Friday night and Rob’s friends want to go to the bar.  Rob tells them that he is not…

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Can I still get in trouble for having marijuana?

The short answer is yes, but it is more complicated than that.  Marijuana is an illegal drug under Michigan and…

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Are noise violations in Ann Arbor really criminal misdemeanors?

The short answer is yes.  Ann Arbor has several noise ordinances including: 9:362 and 9:363. The first of these is…

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