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What Is a Misdemeanor?

If you’re facing criminal charges in Michigan, the crime is classified as a felony, a misdemeanor, or an infraction. The difference between a felony, a misdemeanor, and infraction is largely in how severely the crime is punished, and the extent to… Read More
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Understanding the Different Tiers on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry

The Adam Walsh Act, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2006, set the standard for classifying sexual offenses across the country. Sexual offenses are classified according to: • The crime committed • The age of the people inv… Read More
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Categories: Sex-Related Charges
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What Is Involuntary Manslaughter?

Manslaughter is a serious crime that occurs when someone is unlawfully and unintentionally killed. Manslaughter can be voluntary or involuntary, depending on the circumstances that led to the killing. For example, involuntary manslaughter occurs when… Read More
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What To Do If You’ve Been Charged With An OWI

Criminal charges for OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) can be frightening, frustrating, and confusing, especially if it’s your first time dealing with the criminal justice system. If you’re asking yourself what to do if you’ve been charged with… Read More
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Categories: Drunk Driving / OWI
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How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

Being charged with a crime is scary. You may experience feelings of uncertainty, frustration, and anger. You probably also have questions and may not know where to turn. A criminal defense attorney can help by offering advice, explaining the law that… Read More
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Preparing for Your First Court Appearance

If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t given a whole lot of thought about what to do if you have to appear in court. What should you wear? Where do you stand? What will happen? Will you be expected to talk? What should you say? Is there… Read More
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What To Do If You’ve Been Charged With Criminal Assault in Michigan

If you’ve been charged with assault and battery in or around Ann Arbor, Michigan, you may have questions about what to do next and the penalties you could face. At Elmen Legal, I’m here to answer your questions and defend you against criminal cha… Read More
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Categories: Assault
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Marijuana Laws in Michigan

Michigan legalized recreational marijuana in December 2018. Since then, marijuana laws in Michigan have allowed residents over 21 to possess, purchase, and consume marijuana. Nevertheless, more than 600 communities have banned adult-use marijuana bus… Read More
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Categories: Drug Crimes
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How to Choose the Best Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney for Your Case

Penalties for a criminal conviction can be severe, and may include fines, court costs, and even jail time. When the stakes are high, you need a Michigan criminal defense attorney at your side who will fight hard to protect your rights. When choosing… 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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