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June 2011 Archives

Man's medical marijuana case ends up in Michigan Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court will be hearing one of its first cases involving medical marijuana soon. Though the approval of state voters came and went three years ago, the passing of the state's medical marijuana laws has caused quite a bit of legal havoc. Some judges uphold the state's law, while others do not and instead defer to federal laws.

Michigan police increase OWI patrols over Fourth of July weekend

This weekend is the Fourth of July and as with any large scale birthday celebration, people will be attending parties and enjoying good times with family and friends. Many Fourth of July celebrations may involve time on the lake, grilling out, and enjoying drinks on the back porch.

Allegations of abuse against Michigan mother lead to standoff

A controversial case is being addressed in Wayne County's court system. In late March of this year, a mother fired a shot at police officers who entered her home. The officers were there to take her teenage daughter into custody after allegations of abuse were made against the mother.

Michigan man to turn life around after domestic violence charges

For one Michigan man, a conviction of domestic assault has led to a decision to turn his life around. He told the court that he recognizes his actions and hopes that this will help him make better decisions in the future.

Fraud in Michigan: Cash, Drugs and Guns for Food Card Benefits

In one of the largest cases of food card benefit fraud, the owners and several employees of a small general store in Lansing, Michigan, have been arrested for allegedly trading guns, cash and drugs for hundreds of thousands of dollars in food benefit cards.

Michigan football player sentenced for OWVI charge

It is no secret that any type of criminal charge can negatively affect a student's professional and personal aspirations. A while back, we discussed some of the implications of an OWVI charge for Darryl Stonum, the University of Michigan's wide receiver. Stonum had been stopped near the school campus and subsequently arrested for drunk driving.

How would a change in global drug crimes policy affect the US?

Labeling the global war on drugs as ineffective, a group of influential world leaders has asked that efforts be made to decriminalize the use of drugs for the average citizen. The desired effect of the changes would be to end the flow of money to drug cartels and decrease the number of drug crimes.

Domestic dispute leads to murder charge for Michigan man

The dynamics of a relationship, dating or married, are often up and down. Many situations can be emotionally charged, with both individuals trying to figure out a way to reach a solution. But sometimes these situations can escalate and get out of control unintentionally.

OWI offenders choosing rehabilitation programs as penalty

If you recall, we have discussed in previous posts the Michigan law also known as the "super-drunk driving law". The law mandated more severe sentences for drivers who had a blood-alcohol content level higher than .17 at the time of arrest.

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