Since the "war on drugs" began, police have continually been stepping up enforcement. By casting a wide net, they capture even occasional users who are sometimes punished unfairly. While it is important to protect the public, it is also necessary to protect the rights of those who are charged with drug crimes.
November 2011 Archives
Domestic violence-related arrests are common in Michigan and throughout the country. Domestic violence charges are serious and never go away on their own. The types of domestic violence-related charges can vary from assault, kidnapping, illegal use of a telephone to stalking and homicide. The seriousness of a particular domestic violence charge depends on a variety of factors which an experienced Michigan domestic violence defense attorney can fully explain to an accused batterer.
In Wisconsin and throughout the country, the night before Thanksgiving Day may be one of the biggest nights for underage drunk driving. The night even outpaces graduation or prom nights. Liquor is often available around the holiday season in many homes in large quantities and can be more accessible.
Facing the possibility of a life sentence can be overwhelming. A Michigan man was recently charged with a number of crimes that include sexual assault, indecent exposure and theft. The criminal activity allegedly occurred on the University of Michigan campus.
Three Michigan residents were in court just yesterday for a preliminary examination after they were charged with a number of different white collar crimes. The criminal charges came last week.
A couple from Weidman, Michigan, grew marijuana in their home for medicinal purposes, yet a judge still ordered the 29-year-old man and 27-year-old woman to stand trial on drug charges, claiming the couple was maintaining a drug house and manufacturing marijuana.
Sometimes fighting a drunk driving charge (also known as an OWI charge in Michigan) can be a challenge. Often police will use a number of different factors to try to prove that a driver was intoxicated at the time of the traffic stop.
An audit of a now-defunct Detroit crime lab has revealed a forgotten DNA sample inside a rape kit. The discovery has caused investigators to reopen a sexual assault case and file several charges against an area man.
The recent actions of a Michigan father caught the attention of national news and media channels. The man had been recently charged with child abuse.