Aggressive Criminal Defense Blog

Don’t Tase Me Bro! When Can Michigan Cops Use Tasers During Arrests?

  If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a taser you know how totally horrible it feels! Every muscle in your body locks up, and you lose control of your ability to move. It’s well…. simply shocking. Some people have described it as feeling like you’re being hit by lightning. However, as you […]

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What Rights Do I Have When The Cops Arrest Me In Michigan? (Pt 2)

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion about the rights you have during and after your arrest. We understand it’s a scary time for you, and you’re probably more focused on trying to get out of jail and back to your life. You may not have even thought about your […]

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What Rights Do I Have When The Cops Arrest Me In Michigan? (Pt 1)

  Being arrested is an awful process! It’s scary and frustrating, and you often feel helpless. Being put in the back of a police car, stripped and searched, photographed and fingerprinted and made to wear that humiliating orange jumpsuit, all adds up to a wretched experience that no one enjoys or wants to repeat. However, […]

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Is It Still Resisting Arrest If I Shouldn’t Have Been Arrested?

  Picture this: You’re sitting around in your living room, reading the paper while your kids watch some goofy show on TV. Suddenly there’s a knock at the door. You get up, wondering who it is and what they want. Looking through the glass in your front door, you see it’s the cops, and you […]

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What Happens If I Violate My Probation in Michigan? (Pt. 2)

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us. We’ve been discussing probation violations in Michigan, and what that can mean for you. As we mentioned in the previous article, a lot depends on your probation officer, but in the end it’s really the judge who gets to decide whether or not a violation has occurred, […]

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What Happens If I Violate My Probation in Michigan? (Pt. 1)

  Our criminal defense attorneys often get asked, “Will my probation agent violate me”? So we thought it would be a good idea to explain exactly what you can expect if you get violated, or accused of violating your probation in Michigan. Let’s start with the basics…   Probation isn’t the same as parole.   […]

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The Cops Made a Mistake When They Arrested Me! What Should I Do?

  For the person being arrested, it’s a scary process. For the person doing the arresting, it’s a procedure that has to follow certain protocols in order to be legal, which makes it stressful. If you’ve been arrested, and you think the arresting officer screwed something up, or violated your rights in some way, you […]

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Can Cops Just Lie to You When They Arrest You in Michigan?

  This is a question our clients ask a lot, and we’ve had to explain the law surrounding honesty and police procedure over and over. So we thought we’d take a minute to explain this confusing aspect of Michigan criminal law to our readers.   Michigan cops CAN lie to you during questioning!   It’s […]

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Michigan Man Sues State After Waiting 3 Years For Forfeiture Hearing

  Michigan’s civil forfeiture laws are a disaster. They have been a source of controversy and media scorn for years! Currently there’s a class action lawsuit against the state of Michigan challenging our asset forfeiture laws. The United States Supreme Court is still considering whether or not we’re violating our Constitution, and new laws have […]

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Was a Judge’s Home Visit Legal? Our Michigan Supreme Court Will Decide.

  According to the American Bar Association, the role of a Judge in court proceedings is like umpires in baseball, or referees in football or basketball. Their role is to see that the rules of court procedures are followed by both sides. That means “without regard to which side is popular, without regard to who […]

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