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New Laws in Michigan for 2018

May 08, 2018, by Maurice Davis in Criminal Defense, Legal Blog, Personal Injury

Each year, new laws arise in the state of Michigan to improve safety and reduce accident risk. They affect numerous individuals including children, parents, seniors, and police officers. To learn more about the newest laws in Michigan, continue reading below.

If you are seeking legal representation from a highly skilled Detroit criminal defense lawyer, you should reach out to Davis Law Group for help with your case. Our firm offers many years of experience and can provide aggressive representation on your behalf.

Contact us today at (313) 818-3238 to schedule a free and confidential case consultation.

House Bill 4716

House Bill 4716 went into effect in March after federal prosecutors charged Livonia doctors for the female genital mutilation of young girls. The doctors performed female genital mutilation after hours at their medical clinic. A third individual was fired from an emergency room doctor position for conducting the procedure at the same clinic in Livonia.

Under this law, if a parent is convicted of knowingly performing female genital mutilation on a child or knowingly transporting or facilitating the transport of a child for that purpose, they are at risk to lose their parental rights.

State Representative Peter Lucido explains that nobody who forces their child to undergo female genital mutilation should be legally allowed to be the parent of that child. This law provides for the revocation of parental rights in the best interests of the child.

If you or your child has been injured due to someone else, you should reach out to a personal injury lawyer at Davis Law Group for help.

Senate Bill 223

Senate Bill 223 was sponsored by Senator Rick Jones, a retired sheriff in Eaton County. This law requires police agencies to keep a record of the reasons an officer is fired and share their record with any another agency interested in hiring them. The bill also mandates the fired officer to sign a waiver, which allows the release of their record and protects the agency from being sued.

This bill was introduced after an Eaton County deputy resigned due to a controversial traffic stop in 2014, and then later landed a position at a sheriff’s office in southern Michigan.

Why Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

These new laws are complex and can be a challenge to understand without a criminal defense lawyer by your side. If you have been charged with a crime involving one of these new laws, it is in your best interest to speak with a criminal defense lawyer.

By doing so, you can ensure that your rights are protected and that you are not convicted of a crime you did not commit. You can also reduce your risk of facing life-changing penalties that can take a toll on your freedom, future, and finances.

Contact Davis Law Group Right Away

For more information on House Bill 4716 or Senate Bill 223, contact Maurice Davis today. Attorney Davis is a former public defender who understands precisely how the other side thinks and may improve your situation through a strong defense strategy.

Contact our firm at (313) 818-3238 to receive a free consultation.