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What Does it Mean to be “Guilty Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?”

  Although most people have heard the term “guilty beyond a reasonable doubt” in movies, many people still don’t fully understand what it means. Although “legalese” can sound intimidating sometimes, this is actually a very simple concept, and one that’s critical to the United States justice system.   Once you’ve been arrested and charged with […]

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Having a Criminal Record Really Does Affect Your Future!

  Even if they’ve never been arrested, most people can tell you that simply being charged with a crime is going to cost you! Going to jail might mean losing your job and hiring an experienced attorney to defend you is expensive. (You never want to hire a cheap attorney. Most attorneys understand their own […]

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Why Does it Cost so Much to Talk to Your Dad in Jail?

  Going to prison means a lot more than just being behind bars and cut off from the world for years. It means you can’t spend time with your family. You can’t keep a job and gain work experience. You lose out on all the pleasures of being a free citizen. However, did you ever […]

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Can I Get My Michigan Criminal Record Expunged? (Part 3)

  Thanks for joining us one last time to wrap up the topic of expungement of criminal convictions here in Michigan. If you’re just finding this blog series now, we recommend you spend a few minutes catching up. If you’ve been with us from the star, let’s dive right in…   Is there a difference […]

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Can I Get My Michigan Criminal Record Expunged? (Part 2)

  Thanks for joining us again today. We’re looking at what an expungement means in Michigan, and what you need to know to pursue it for yourself. In the previous article we discussed exactly how Michigan law defines expungement, which crimes would disqualify you from the process, and what the application process looked like.   […]

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Can I Get My Michigan Criminal Record Expunged? (1)

  Why would you need to have a criminal record expunged? Expungement is a very exciting idea for people whose lives are burdened by the weight of a criminal record in Michigan. The ramifications are huge for so many aspects of life! Think about your job. Having your earning potential dictated to by a poor […]

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Just One More Reason to Avoid Jail Time in Michigan – The Food!

  There are countless reasons to avoid jail. Aside from the costs involved when you lose your job because you will be unable to show up for months on end, there is the issue of your family. A parent who is sent to jail has to worry about what will happen to their children while […]

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What You Need To Know About Bail / Bond in Michigan

  If you watch a lot of cop shows or court dramas, you’ve probably heard the terms ‘bail’ and ‘bond’ a thousand times or more.  But what do they mean? Is it simply two ways of saying the same thing? Or are they actually different words with different definitions? The answer is simple – here […]

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Michigan’s Prison Population Hasn’t Been This Low Since The 90s!

  It’s a widely known fact that the US puts more people behind bars, per capita, than any other nation on earth. As if that isn’t scary enough, Michigan has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country. In fact, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Michigan is tied with […]

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Flying Drones Over Michigan Prisons – What You Need To Know

  If you’ve been listening to the news lately, you’ve probably heard something about drones being flown over certain prisons in Michigan. There was contraband being dropped into prison yards where prisoners were waiting with open arms. After all, it’s actually happened several times this year, although not every attempt was successful. However, that fact […]

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