Aggressive Criminal Defense Blog

Is Your Smartphone Going to Testify Against You in Court? (Pt 1)

Michigan people joke that their smartphones are smarter than them. That they wouldn’t be able to remember important dates (like their anniversary) if it weren’t for their phones. Or that if they didn’t have their cell phones handy they’ve get lost the moment they left homes. And there’s a lot of truth to those statements. […]

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Does CBD Oil Show up in Your Drug Tests? (Pt 2)

Hi there, thanks for joining us again for this talk on legalized marijuana in Michigan, and whether or not using CBD oil can cause you to fail a drug test and end up in trouble with the court. As we explained in the previous article (where we left you with something of a cliff-hanger – […]

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Does CBD Oil Show up in Your Drug Tests? (Pt 1)

Now that recreational weed is legal in Michigan, the sky’s the limit for people who want to get high without fearing that dreaded cop-knock on their door. (Keep in mind that marijuana is still not legal under the federal law.)  Or so it seems. Because while it may be legal to smoke pot and use […]

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The Supreme Court Drives Another Nail Into The Coffin of Civil Asset Forfeiture! (Pt 2)

Welcome back. We’ve been talking about oh-so-prickly subject civil asset forfeiture, and how a recent Supreme Court ruling is set to potentially upset the apple cart when it comes to future cases around the nation. In the previous article we looked at the case of Tyson Timbs from Indiana, who used life insurance proceeds to […]

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The Supreme Court Drives Another Nail Into the Coffin of Civil Asset Forfeiture! (Pt 1)

The cops take your stuff and never give it back, but you’re never convicted of a crime. Sounds like something out of a dystopian movie that ripped off George Orwell’s Animal Farm. But it isn’t. Horrifyingly, it’s actually a description of civil asset forfeiture. This is a very real issue we face right here in […]

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A New System For Deciding Bail is Being Tested in Some Michigan Courts (Pt 2)

Welcome back and thanks for deciding to join us here for this discussion on the new pilot program for bail in Michigan. Setting bail and setting bond mean the same thing. If you’re just finding this article now, but missed the first one where we explain the interesting new program five Michigan courts are participating […]

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A New System For Deciding Bail is Being Used in Michigan Courts (Pt 1)

Posting bail is an important issue that has to be considered if you ever get arrested. Is bail available to you? Can you afford it? Should you spend the money? Here in Michigan, for many years, the system of deciding bail was very complex, but the Michigan Supreme Court has recently launched a pretrial pilot […]

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Not Every Lawbreaker is a Criminal Mastermind (Pt 2)

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for a look at some of the funnier examples of criminal not-so-masterminds. As we explained in our previous article, a drug trafficker who uses the Smuggler’s Inn bed and breakfast for pick ups, and has a license plate saying ‘SMUGLER’ isn’t the brightest tool in the shed. […]

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Not Every Lawbreaker is a Criminal Mastermind (Pt 1)

Sometimes, Hollywood makes criminals out to be geniuses. Masterminds who can evade the cops with their quick wit and out-of-the-box creativity. But the reality is often not that exciting, and hardly ever that factual. However, one thing that criminal not-so-masterminds can offer is a little humor (sometimes it’s incredulous humor!). So if you need a […]

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“America: Don’t Commit Crimes With Checks!”

It’s a statement that’s gone viral, just like the case that instigated this humorous jab, made by Charles Barkley on the American Express Halftime Report on TNT. While chatting with Shaquille O’Neal and other hosts during halftime of the Rockets-Lakers game, Barkley weighed in on the Jussie Smollett controversy with a surprising and rather funny […]

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