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The Difference Between Manslaughter and Murder

Murder and manslaughter are both crimes that involve the taking of another person’s life and are some of the most serious criminal charges a person can face. A conviction carries severe penalties that can change the course of your life and, in the… Read More
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Communicating with Your Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing criminal charges, effective communication with your criminal defense lawyer is crucial to ensure a successful result. Your lawyer will handle the bulk of your criminal case, but we need your help to mount an effective defense. Cle… Read More
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Hit and Run Charges: Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Michigan

Under Michigan law, a driver is legally required to stop when they are involved in a car accident. Drivers must exchange contact and insurance information with the other parties and offer assistance to anyone who is injured. Failure to do so could le… Read More
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What is a Michigan Preliminary Examination?

Under Michigan law, a defendant charged with a felony has the right to a Preliminary Examination. The Examination must be held within 5 to 7 days after the Probable Cause Conference and no later than 21 days after the Arraignment. Also known as a “… Read More
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Guide to Plea Bargaining in Michigan

More than 90% of criminal cases are resolved through plea bargaining. When someone is accused of a crime, their lawyer may be able to negotiate a more lenient sentence, often in exchange for a plea of Guilty or No Contest. When a defendant agrees to… Read More
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Is Operating While Intoxicated A Felony In Michigan?

Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) is usually a misdemeanor crime, punishable by up to 93 days in jail, fines between $100 and $500, up to 360 hours of community service, vehicle immobilization, and mandatory installation of an Ignition Interlock Devi… Read More
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What Should I Do If a Personal Protection Order is Filed Against Me?

A Michigan Personal Protection Order (PPO), also known as a protective order, can be put in place to protect people who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. A protective order is an injunction that prevents one person from… Read More
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Criminal Appeals: What Happens After a Conviction

If you or someone you love was convicted of a crime, you may consider filing a criminal appeal. A criminal appeals lawyer can explain the criminal appeals process, help you evaluate your options, and file your criminal appeal. Winning a criminal appe… Read More
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Should You Testify in Your Criminal Case

If you have been accused of a crime, it is only natural to want to take the witness stand to proclaim your innocence and defend yourself in court. But testifying in your own defense during a criminal trial is more complicated than just telling your s… Read More
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Defense Strategies: When You Are Accused of a Crime

Being charged with a crime is a harrowing experience. You probably don’t know what to do, where to turn, or what to expect. But with the right advice, a solid defense strategy, and representation from one of the top criminal lawyers in Michigan, yo… Read More
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