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August 2012 Archives

What makes good people make bad decisions?

Facing criminal charges in Michigan likely leaves a person feeling pretty scared, upset and even embarrassed. Even when it comes to economically-motivated and nonviolent crimes, people can still be hurt by the unlawful actions of others. This is not to say that a person who is involved in white collar crimes is automatically a bad person who is driven by corporate greed and big money. In fact, ordinary people face charges of a white collar crime all the time.

60 marijuana plants confiscated from Michigan man's house

Police and investigators go through a lot of resources trying to identify, track down and search properties that they believe are marijuana grow houses. Often, one of two undercover police units are involved in pursuing convictions related to drug crimes in Michigan. There may also be involvement from the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and various SWAT teams. With so much at stake and so many resources in use, authorities often seek the most aggressive punishment possible.

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda charged with drunk driving in Florida

This summer, there have been many reports of professional athletes in the news who have been arrested on charges of drunk driving. Most recently, Michigan baseball fans might be interested to know that Michael Pineda, a pitcher for the Yankees, was arrested in Florida for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Jessica Simpson's father arrested for drunk driving

Jessica Simpson is a well-known singer, actress and television personality in Michigan, along with her sister, Ashlee Simpson. Both of these celebrities have been managed by their father Joe Simpson. The 54-year-old minister has always been devoted to his daughters and their careers, and has spent his life promoting their talents.

Does Michigan need stricter drunk driving laws?

As we approach the Labor Day weekend, there will be many stories about police crackdowns on drunk driving in Michigan. During holiday weekends, law enforcement typically steps up their efforts to identify and arrest drivers for OWI, or operating while intoxicated.

Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson arrested for domestic assault

There are some mistakes that can be easily repaired and fixed. There are others, however, that can stain a person's reputation for a long time. One poor decision can lead to a serious chain of consequences, so it is important to clear your name or minimize the charges as quickly as possible. Just ask the now-former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson who was recently arrested for domestic assault.

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an attempted assault charge

No good deed goes unpunished. That might be what a local Michigan man would say after he spent over 100 days in jail for his misguided attempt at fighting crime. The man faced a misdemeanor charge of attempted assault and was sentenced for something that happened during his time as a self-professed crime fighter.

Internet giant sued for getting hacked

The unfortunate reality these days is that experienced and highly intelligent people possess the ability to hack into even the most sophisticated computer systems. Users are warned and reminded that information is not always as secure as they assume or would like it to be. Despite repeated warnings and efforts to protect users, the companies themselves are sued for the very same computer crimes they tried to prevent.

Update: Teen drug 'czar' pleads enters plea for drug trafficking

Last month, we wrote this post about a young man who was facing charges relating to his role in a large drug ring. Referred to as the teen drug "czar" of the operation, the 17-year-old student was charged with two counts of felony drug trafficking. People across Michigan were interested in seeing what would happen to this young man.

Special order: Burrito lands man in jail

Michigan couples fight. There is no way around that fact. Some arguments are small, some spiral out of control and some are just a little crazy. When a person calls the police, however, the situation quickly turns into a major event. Those who are accused of domestic assault don't even need to hurt a person to wind up in jail. One man recently discovered this after he was arrested for throwing food at a woman.

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