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Defenses to Charges of Assault and Battery

If you have been charged with assault and battery in Michigan, there are various defenses that your attorney may be able to use in court. While every case is different, there are several common defenses that commonly arise when someone is facing char… Read More
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Categories: Assault
Sexual assault by doctors

Michigan Bill Aims to Prevent Future Sexual Assault by Doctors

In September, Michigan lawmakers introduced a series of bills intended to hold medical professionals accountable for sexual misconduct. The move comes less than a week after Olympic gymnasts testified at a U.S. Senate hearing about the abuse they exp… Read More
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Drug Offense Arrest

What to Do if You’ve Been Charged with a Drug Crime in Michigan

Michigan drug related crimes are serious, and penalties for a conviction can be severe. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, or have been charged in state or federal court, having an experienced drug crime defense attorney on your si… Read More
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Categories: Drug Crimes
search warrant requirements

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
michigan super drunk law

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

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
Handcuffs, gavel and law book

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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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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