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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Ann Arbor Drug Crimes Defense

There are many ways that people can get in trouble for drugs in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw and the surrounding Counties. …

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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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What is HYTA? Can I get HYTA in Michigan?

HYTA is a Michigan Law that gives first time offenders a chance to avoid criminal convictions.  It stands for the…

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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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