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What Are the Search Warrant Requirements in Michigan?

In many criminal cases, the prosecution relies almost entirely on evidence that was seized during a search. If your criminal defense lawyer can challenge the legality of the search and have this evidence excluded from trial, the defendant stands a mu… Read More
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What is Domestic Violence in Michigan?

Allegations of domestic violence can bring feelings of frustration, anger, and betrayal. They are also often accompanied by fear—of the unknown, and of what might happen next. But what is domestic violence in Michigan? Even if you believe the charg… Read More
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Categories: Domestic Violence
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Michigan’s Super Drunk Law

In 2010, the Michigan legislature passed the “High Alcohol Enhanced Penalty Law” to address first-time drunk driving offenders who have a very high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). The law, known as Michigan’s Super Drunk OWI Law, or Super OWI Law… Read More
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Categories: Drunk Driving / OWI
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What to Expect at Your Initial Consultation with a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are under investigation or were recently charged with a crime, you probably know that you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer. But what should you expect during your initial consultation? You and your lawyer both want your first meeting to… Read More
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Statute of Limitations in Michigan Criminal Cases

The statute of limitations sets specific time limits for the government to bring criminal charges against a suspect. Depending on the type of offense, the Michigan statute of limitations may be six, 10, 15, or 25 years. Some crimes, like murder, have… Read More
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Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) Defense in Michigan

Allegations of criminal sexual conduct are some of the most emotionally charged and stigmatized crimes a person can face. The mere allegation of a sexual crime can be devastating to relationships with your family, your career, and your reputation. An… Read More
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Categories: Sex-Related Charges
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What to Expect at a Criminal Pre-Trial Conference

A pre-trial conference is a critical step in any criminal case. It comes after a criminal defendant has been arraigned, but before the case goes to trial. The goal of the pre-trial conference is to bring the prosecutor and the defense attorney togeth… Read More
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What Does Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Mean?

Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is the highest standard of proof in the American legal system. Requiring that a prosecutor prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt is a fundamental concept in American law that is intended to ensure that onl… Read More
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Protecting Your Fourth Amendment Rights

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and part… Read More
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How Should You Handle Police Encounters?

Encounters with the police generally fall into one of three categories: (1) in a public place; (2) in a private place; or (3) in a car. Police encounters can be tricky, especially because police are trained to notice things other observers may not. T… Read More
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Categories: Police

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Admitted to practice law in 2014, Ann Arbor criminal defense attorney Robert Elmen defends people accused of crimes such as assault and battery, domestic violence, sex crimes, drug crimes, and drunk driving / OWI / DUI. His caring approach towards his clients sets him apart from other lawyers as he recognizes that people come to him during their darkest hours, looking for help, and for hope. Robert is a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and draws on his martial arts training to help himself and his clients remain calm in the face of what may seem like insurmountable odds.

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