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Michigan Sentencing Guidelines

Enacted in 1998, the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines were intended to make sentencing more uniform across the state by providing judges with minimum sentencing recommendations. The guidelines gather the factors a judge should consider when sentencing… Read More
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Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney In Michigan

Facing Michigan criminal charges can be scary. It can be difficult to know where to turn for advice. Depending on the nature and severity of the charges, you could face jail time, substantial fines, loss of your driver’s license, and more. In addit… Read More
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Fighting a Restraining Order in Michigan

A restraining order, which in Michigan is technically known as a Personal Protection Order (PPO), is put in place to protect victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The PPO prevents people accused of domestic violence from taking… Read More
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Categories: Domestic Violence
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What Can I Do if I was Accused of Domestic Violence?

Under Michigan law, domestic violence is an assault or an assault and battery against someone with whom you have or had a domestic relationship. This includes a spouse, former spouse, someone you are dating or used to date, a person with whom you sha… Read More
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Categories: Domestic Violence
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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
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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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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
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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