Archive for August, 2015

Marijuana Decriminalization on the Horizon for Portage

In November 2015, Portage voters will have the opportunity to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. If passed, no one can be charged under the city ordinance for any incident arising out of the “use, possession or transfer of less than 1 ounce of marijuana on private property not used by the public, or transportation of […]

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Sentencing Guidelines No Longer Mandatory in Michigan

Sentencing guidelines are applicable to felony cases in Michigan and, in the past, have given the judge the range for which he or she may sentence a Defendant. Guidelines are determined by considering two sets of factors – a defendant’s prior record and characteristics of the offense for which the defendant is being sentenced. In […]

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