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The Tangled Web of Pornography and Crime

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Law gavel and computer depicting pornography crime web

Are you or is someone you love facing a sex offense charge? Do you wonder how it could have gotten this out-of-control? 

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Evidence Against You in a Federal Case: What You Need to Know

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Law gavel and U.S, flag depicting evidence against you

Are you or someone you love the subject or target of a federal investigation? What evidence do they have against you?

If you find yourself being investigated for a federal crime, it’s unnerving. Most people, innocent or guilty, want to know what kind of evidence government agents have and can use to potentially put them in prison.

Veterans’ Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act: What You Need to Know

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U.S. flag and lightening depicting America's memorial statues and monuments are under fire.

America’s memorial statues and monuments are under fire. Looting and rioting broke out in many U.S. cities at the end of May in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Many Americans looked on in shock and fear from their video screens and home windows.

Fireworks Safety in Michigan: New State Law and Local Ordinance

Family watching fireworks
 
Family watching fireworks

Did you know Michigan’s Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 (Public Act 256) was updated in December of 2018?

Federal Investigation: How long can you be investigated? What You Need to Know

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American flag and gavel depicting federal investigation

When you hear the words federal investigation in the news, you get the sense that someone is pulling out the big guns. The words are used and oftentimes meant to strike fear in people’s hearts.

Police Misconduct and Qualified Immunity

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Police cars depicting police misconduct

We all know how much police misconduct has been in the news. Let’s take a closer look at the legal aspects and what qualified immunity is by examining two cases.

Under Federal Investigation: Are you a Witness, Subject, or Target?

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American flag and gavel depicting a federal investigation

Are you involved in a federal investigation?

Part of what makes a federal investigation so intimidating – from the perspective of a defendant – is that federal agencies don’t work precisely the same way as the state.

Can the Federal Government Wiretap Your Phone Calls: What You Need to Know

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Gavel depicting Federal Government wiretap

When federal agents show up at your front door, it’s disconcerting, to say the least. Moreover, no one wants to be investigated by a federal agency.

What is often, even more, worrying for people is when federal agents show up knowing a lot about you and your life. It may leave you wondering if they have been going through bank statements, read your emails, or tapping your phone.

Immunity in Your Federal Case: What You Need to Know

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American flag and gavel depicting immunity in a federal case

Anyone who has been under investigation for a federal crime can tell you: this is no joke. It might be one of the scariest situations you’ll ever face.

Not only do federal crimes carry harsher penalties than state crimes. The federal government has many more resources at its disposal than any individual.

Aggravated Indecent Exposure in Michigan: Charges, Penalties & Defense

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Law gavel depicting aggravated indecent exposure

We’ve talked before about indecent exposure charges and aggravated indecent exposure charges. If you read our other posts, you know that you could conceivably be charged with IE – which is a misdemeanor – if you were walking around naked in your living room and someone saw you and called the police. Or if you were caught urinating in public.

Aggravated indecent exposure (or AIE) has an added element: the element of sexual gratification.