Know Your Lines or Get a Coach

I think that working in a Courtroom is much the same as working on a movie set, a perspective I have after having worked for in an earlier career directing and producing film and video.
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Dumb, Dumb, Dumb

Met a new client today. Young woman, twenty-one, well dressed, well spoken. She was working at large, nationally known department stores. Read More...

Know Your Judge

Probably the best advice I received when first entering private practice was to know your Judge. Read More...

Hard to Runaway

I was in Court today, not my client, but a bench warrant was issued when she didn't show up at Court. Her bond is now $75,000.00 cash surety and whatever bond had already been posted, it's forfeited. Read More...

You Can Resist in Michigan

Usually it is not a good idea to resist a police officer, but if the arrest is not lawful, then in Michigan you can fight back to protect your freedom. Read More...

Your Mother Was RIght

Remember when your mother told you that your record would follow you the rest of your life. Well she was right. Read More...

The Most Expensive Traffic TIckets

Some people when they get a traffic ticket, throw it into a drawer, hope that it goes away, and then promptly forget it. Bad move. That traffic ticket suddenly becomes a whole lot more expensive. Read More...

Now that Marijuana is Legal

The voters recently ok'd the possession and use of marijuana, but certain activities are still against the law Read More...

Expungement Information

While the Michigan Legislature changed the law in regard to getting an expungement, allowing a couple of misdemeanors in addition to one felony, the legislators also added some new conditions. Read More...

CCW- Why Risk a Felony

Michigan is an open carry state. That means if you want to walk around like John Wayne with a gun strapped to your waist or like a like a Marine, about to storm the beaches of Normandy, go for it. That is your 2nd Amendment right.
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