Child Witness – Forensic Interview

As discussed in a previous blog, there are some circumstances in which a child witness may have a support person to accompany him or her during testimony.  Although not another accommodation, the video recorded statements are crucial to a good defense in a criminal...

Reissuing of Miranda Rights?

Once in Police custody, every person is entitled to his or her Miranda Rights. Miranda Rights are in place to protect individuals from a violation of his or her Fifth Amendment right, which states that a person has a right to not incriminate him or herself. These...
Miranda Warnings: Know the Basics

Miranda Warnings: Know the Basics

The most common issue I am presented with in initial consultations are Miranda warnings. The Miranda warning is one of the most widely recited quotes in law enforcement (“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say…” etc.), yet are probably the most widely...
15 minutes prior to administering the breath test for suspicion of drunk driving

15 minutes prior to administering the breath test for suspicion of drunk driving

Have you been charged with drunk driving / operating while intoxicated in the state of Michigan? Drunk Driving Suspicion When a person is arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, the police will require that person to submit to either a breath or a blood test to...