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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Open Intox aka Drinking in Public in Ann Arbor

It is illegal in Ann Arbor to drink alcohol, beer, wine, spirits, or what the government called “intoxicating substances” while…

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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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Littering… don’t get arrested for it in Ann Arbor

We’ve all been there. You just finished eating a candy bar, bag of chips, or a can of Arizona Iced…

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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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