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Why am I Being Charged With ‘Organized Crime’? I Only Took One Thing From a Store!

  For most people, when you say the words “organized crime” they tend to think of mob movies. Dead-eyed men in suits sitting around in the back rooms behind bars, discussing major drug deals and having their rivals made to disappear. What they don’t think of is ordinary people nicking stuff from stores. Because that’s […]

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Emotional Support Dogs in Michigan Court Rooms: Will The Supreme Court Decide?

  The Americans with Disabilities Act provides for the use of service animals, including in court rooms around the nation, for people with disabilities. However that doesn’t include “emotional-support” animals. Why? Because as of yet, the use of a dog or other therapy animal, by people who aren’t disabled, but need added emotional support during […]

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The Cops Tricked me! This is Entrapment! What do I do Now? (Pt 2)

  Thanks for joining us again  for this discussion on entrapment. As we explained in the previous article, here in Michigan, there’s a difference between being lied to by the cops, and being entrapped by the police. One is legal and one isn’t. Specifically, it’s legal for the cops to lie to you, but not […]

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The Cops Tricked me! This is Entrapment! What do I do Now? (Pt 1)

  So you’re pretty sure the cops tricked you into doing or saying something incriminating, or into doing something illegal? This is a pretty complicated subject in Michigan law. It has lots of room for misunderstandings and misinterpretations. So let’s take a look at your situation, and see if you were really entrapped by a […]

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Wrongful Convictions Get Overturned, But The Horrors of Prison Life Live on!

  There has been a distinct rise in the number of wrongfully convicted people released from Michigan prisons in recent years. Between the efforts of U of M’s Innocence Clinic, WMU’s Cooley Law School Innocence Project, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, great strides have been made towards righting the wrongs of the […]

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What The Rising Exoneration Rate in Michigan Really Means!

  On the list of U.S. states with the highest exoneration rate after wrongful conviction, Michigan comes in at number five. Which is appalling, if you live in the Great Lakes state and believe in ‘justice for all’. Because it means we’ve got it wrong so many times in the past, and that so many […]

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What it Really Means When a Cop Tells You You’ve Got The Right to an Attorney (Pt 3)

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us for the wrap of this discussion about what your Miranda rights really mean. Have you ever stopped to think that there might be more to your rights than just knowing you’re allowed to stay silent and that you can have an attorney if you want one? Maybe […]

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What it Really Means When a Cop Tells You You’ve Got The Right to an Attorney (Pt 2)

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us for this discussion on your 5th Amendment Miranda rights, and whether or not they’re as clear cut as you’ve always assumed. As we pointed out in the previous article, pretty much everyone knows what the Miranda rights are. (“You have the right to remain silent”… just like […]

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What it Really Means When a Cop Tells You You’ve Got The Right to an Attorney (Pt 1)

  Chances are you’re already familiar with your Miranda rights (“You have the right to remain silent, anything you say… etc.) Even people who’ve never been arrested before in their lives have usually heard suspects being Mirandized after they’re arrested on TV or in movies.   If you follow our blog on this site, then […]

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If I Get Probation, Does That Mean I Don’t Have To Go To Jail? (Pt 2)

  Hey there, we’re glad you made it back! (Unless of course you just stumbled on this article by accident because you’re looking for info about probation in Michigan, in which case – take a moment to get caught up here first!)   Anyway, we’re talking about probation in Michigan. So far we’ve covered the […]

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