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Civil Asset Forfeiture in Michigan

Jan 04, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Legal Blog

Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture laws allow law enforcement agencies to confiscate property they believe is linked to criminal activity. They use the proceeds from these confiscations to supplement their funds. This practice is highly controversial because the police do not need to wait until a…

Toking in Public

Dec 29, 2015 in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, Legal Blog, Marijuana

It may be legal to buy cannabis in Michigan, but you can still get in trouble if you smoke it in the wrong place. Michigan resident and medical marijuana user Robert M. Carlton found this out the hard way when he was busted for smoking…

Major Change in Michigan Gun Licensing

Dec 08, 2015 in Criminal Defense, Firearms Charges, Legal Blog

Michigan’s gun policy will change significantly on December 1, 2015, when county boards will no longer review applications for concealed handgun licenses. Instead, county clerks will make the decisions. This will make it significantly easier for people to obtain handgun licenses. In 2001, there were…