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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?

Michigan Boating and Fishing Laws Changes

Fisherman in boat depicting Michigan boating law changes

Are you taking your boat out this weekend?

Do you love to fish in Michigan’s waters?

Whenever the weather in Michigan starts to get warm, the people who live here and vacation here get excited. There is nothing better than looking forward to a day on the open water, fishing or just enjoying the lake.

A few laws that affect boaters and anglers have changed in Michigan. Before you head out onto the water, make sure that you know what the changes are.

Michigan Fireworks Laws Vs. Noise Ordinances Laws You Need to Know

Michigan Fireworks Laws Versus Noise Ordinances Laws You Need to Know

Fireworks are the classic way to celebrate the Fourth of July. If you have grown up in Michigan, it is hard to imagine this day of independence without sparklers, snaps, snakes, and poppers. However, are you used to hearing aerials, roman candles, and missile-type rockets?
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The Truth About 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Assault

The Truth About Criminal Sexual Assault

The Truth About Criminal Sexual Assault

Do you know someone who has been charged or convicted of criminal sexual assault?

Are you wondering what the maximum penalty is for criminal sexual assault?

Being charged with criminal sexual assault could have life-altering consequences. Consequences include prison time, registering for the sex offender registry, and or jail time. It is vital to have the facts and, more importantly, understand those facts. Read more ›

Michigan Boating Laws and Alcohol Limits You Need to Know

Michigan boating laws

Are you getting your boat out this weekend?

Looking to relax while on the open water?

The state of Michigan often gets a bad rap for the weather. Once spring comes. and the temperatures start to warm up, you start to realize that Michigan is a great place to live.

Domestic Violence and the Holidays – What You Need to Know

Domestic Violence and the Holidays
Domestic Violence and the Holidays

What family doesn’t have some conflict over the holidays? The combination of family gatherings, increased alcohol consumption, and financial stress can bring out heated emotions in anyone. Add the stress and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a storm could be brewing. It is in these moments that domestic violence might be more likely to occur.

Explosives in Michigan: Charges, Penalties & Defense

Gavel with explosives in the background
Gavel with explosives in the background

Being involved with explosives in Michigan is a serious crime with harsh consequences if convicted.

There’s no getting around it. This is a charged time in our country. Michigan has come under national scrutiny again and again for its divided politics, lockdown policies, and extremists.

Food Delivery Services and Distracted Driving

Distracted driver holding phone in hand
Distracted driver holding phone in hand

Have you ever been in a car accident? Do you drive distracted more than you should? Have you ever reviewed your driving habits at the end of the day and been thankful nothing bad happened? Or that you didn’t get pulled over for distracted driving? 

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Doxxing in Michigan: Charges, Penalties & Defense

Law gavel and computer depicting doxxing
Law gavel and computer depicting doxxing

Can doxxing get you arrested?

What Happens After Your DUI: Plea Bargain, Investigation & Assessment

Car on road depicting What Happens After Your DUI
Car on road depicting What Happens After Your DUI

Most people who get charged with drunk driving never go to jail, but the fear is real. In Michigan, a DUI is called “Operating While Intoxicated” or “Operating While Visually Impaired.”

What You Need to Know About Michigan Director of Health Orders and Thanksgiving

Michigan flag depicting Michigan Director of Health Orders and Thanksgiving

On November 17, 2020, you may have received an emergency message on your phone or heard the news. Governor Whitmer has found a way to create lockdown conditions again legally. Michigan is only one of several states renewing or tightening their business and gathering restrictions over surges in new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. The new restrictions come right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

How to Prepare for Your Driver’s License Restoration Hearing in Michigan

Car key and gavel depicting Driver's License Restoration Hearing
Car key and gavel depicting Driver's License Restoration Hearing

When you are trying to win back your Michigan driver’s license, there comes a time when all you have left to do is prepare for, attend, and win your hearing.

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The Difference Between Aggravated Assault and Felonious Assault in Michigan

Gavel and handcuffs depicting The Difference Between Aggravated Assault and Felonious Assault
Gavel and handcuffs depicting the difference between aggravated assault and felonious assault

Assault is by far the most common violent crime reported in America. Aggravated assault accounts for over 60% of violent crimes reported to law enforcement, with robbery at a distant second at 29%. Rape and murder are miniscule by comparison; only 6% and 1% respectively.

Michigan Ignition Interlock Devices: Everything You Want to Know

Driver using ignition interlock device
Driver using ignition interlock device

 

Have you been convicted of a DUI crime in Michigan? Are you ready to get your life back now that you’ve paid your penalties and you are committed to never drinking again? You are probably prepared to apply to receive your driver’s license back if your period of eligibility has started. One of the first things you will learn is your car will have to be fitted with an ignition interlock device. If you aren’t familiar with one of these devices, it’s best to know what to expect.

Michigan Driver’s License Restrictions After a DUI

Hand on steering wheel depicting license restrictions in Michigan after a DUI.
Hand on steering wheel depicting license restrictions in Michigan after a DUI.

Have you been arrested for a DUI charge in Michigan? One of the first questions people often have is whether they will lose their driver’s license. And if so, what the license restrictions are.

On top of the embarrassment and hassles of going through the process, many people worry that they won’t be able to get to work or school or take care of their children’s needs without a driver’s license.