Stressed and tired woman at the wheel in her car worried she is getting a DUI/OWI Charge.

Defenses to DUI/OWI Charges

Michigan DUI/OWI charges carry harsh penalties, including fines, jail time, and suspension of your driver’s license. To defend against Michigan DUI charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. When you work with Elmen Le… Read More
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Categories: Drunk Driving / OWI
Selective focus on glasses, gavel, pen and paper typed with words Search Warrant on white wooden background.

What Can Make A Search Warrant Invalid?

In many criminal cases, especially those involving charges of a drug offense, the prosecution’s case relies heavily on evidence obtained during a search of the defendant’s home. But for this evidence to be admissible in court, the police must hav… Read More
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What Exactly Is An “Expungement” In Michigan’s Clean Slate Law?

In 2020, Michigan passed a series of “clean slate laws” that expand a person’s eligibility to have their criminal record expunged. Michigan’s clean slate law is the most expansive in the country and allows people to set aside up to two felony… Read More
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Categories: Record Expungement
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Why Is A Criminal Defense Lawyer Important To Your Case?

Michigan criminal law statutes are complicated. When you have been charged with a crime, even a minor one, the stakes are high. You need someone on your side who you can trust, who will explain your situation, and who will fight to protect your right… Read More
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Driver due to being subject to test for alcohol content with use of breathalyzer test.

Should I Take a Breathalyzer Test?

Most Michigan drivers don’t know much about DUI / OWI procedures, the types of tests a police officer will administer to determine whether a driver is intoxicated, and how a DUI prosecution will proceed. But when a driver is pulled over under suspi… Read More
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Categories: Drunk Driving / OWI
Lady pulled over charged with a DUI / OWI .

How Can an OWI Defense Lawyer Help if I Was Charged with a DUI / OWI?

Many people charged with Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) think they should just appear in court, enter a Guilty plea, and take their punishment. But if you have been charged with a crime, you are essentially entering a foreign w… Read More
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Categories: Drunk Driving / OWI
Man in handcuffs charged with drug crime.

What to Do If You've Been Charged with a Drug Crime

As someone who has spent years defending people who have been charged with drug crimes, I know that it is difficult to know what to do, where to turn, and who to trust. Being placed under arrest is a scary and stressful experience, and the stakes are… Read More
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Categories: Drug Crimes
Placed Under Arrest? Do you know your Marianda Rights?

What Are My Miranda Rights and Why Are They Important?

Miranda Rights – You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the… Read More
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Bond and Bail Gavel, handcuffs and money.

What is the Difference Between Bond and Bail?

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you may be able to negotiate your release from jail by posting bail or obtaining a bond. While the terms “bail” and “bond” are often used interchangeably, even in Michigan statutes, there ar… Read More
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Male driver chased by police. He is thinking can the police search my vehicle without a warrant?

Can the Police Search My Vehicle Without a Warrant?

There are some circumstances in which police can lawfully search your car without a warrant. However, during most traffic stops, the police must ask for your permission before searching your vehicle. If you do not give them permission and there are n… Read More
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