How Open Carry of a Firearm Works in Michigan

How Open Carry of a Firearm Works in Michigan

In Michigan, it is legal for a person to openly carry a firearm in public as long as the person is carrying the firearm with lawful intent (MCL 750.226 states it is a felony for a person to carry a dangerous weapon, including a firearm, with the intent to use the...
Vote with a Criminal Record? Yes!

Vote with a Criminal Record? Yes!

We are asked the question all the time, if I’m convicted of a crime can I still vote. The short answer is yes. Michigan has a statute that addresses this issue and it can be found at MCL 168.758b “Voting by persons confined in jail or prison prohibited.” The statute...
Right to a Speedy Trial

Right to a Speedy Trial

We often have clients that ask us whether they have the right to a speedy trial, and they most certainly do. Both the United States & Michigan Constitutions guarantee a criminal defendant the right to a speedy trial. The United States Supreme Court laid out...
Michigan State Police Blows Breath Tests

Michigan State Police Blows Breath Tests

DataMaster DMT devices are utilized throughout the State of Michigan, and in many other states to test Bodily Alcohol Content in suspected drunk drivers. To keep the units in working order, the State of Michigan has very strict guidelines for calibration and service...