Archive for January, 2019

Under the Influence of Marijuana While Driving – Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act in Michigan

What is the MRTMA? The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act  (MRTMA) was passed in November 2018. The passing of this act will affect what it means to be “under the influence of marijuana” while driving. The MRTMA does not allow for the operation, navigation or physical control of any motor vehicle while under […]

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Defending Against a Personal Protection Order

Different Types of Personal Protection Orders There are three types of Personal Protection Orders (PPOs) in Michigan, a Domestic Relationship Personal Protection Order, a Non-Domestic Stalking Personal Protection Order, and a Non-Domestic Sexual Assault Personal Protection Order. All are very serious, and you should understand their implications. Are PPO’s Civil or Criminal, and what consequences […]

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Obstruction by Disguise – False Name upon traffic stop

People v. Jackson Does providing a police officer a false name upon being stopped in a traffic violation constitute the violation of MCL 750.217, Obstruction by Disguise? On November 14,  1999, Michigan State Police stopped a vehicle for speeding.  The driver, Gregory Jackson, gave the officer his brother’s name. Unfortunately, his brother’s license was suspended […]

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