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What Makes an Assault a Felony: All You Need to Know
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https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/kapap-instructor-demonstrates-self-defense-techniques-451829581?src=5fuEmENXKGnSEj0t3lbILw-1-5 Felonies are actions no one wishes to be accused or convicted of. They carry serious penalties and generally cause trouble for everyone involved. Unfortunately, people are often accused and convicted of felonies. While many receive felonies, few understand the ins and outs of what constitutes a felony and why. For example, one may wonder

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent and You Should
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Even if you’ve never been read your Miranda Rights, you’ve probably heard about the right to remain silent. In movies, books, and television shows, police explain to those under arrest, “You have the right to remain silent.” But what does it actually mean, and why does it matter? Your Miranda Rights The term “Miranda Rights”

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Breathalyzer Refusal in Michigan What You Need to Know
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When anyone is pulled over for suspected drunk driving, they face a variety of possible tests to determine their sobriety or lack thereof. Such tests include walking in a straight line, balancing on one leg, or the breathalyzer test. While one may believe refusing the different tests works as a way to avoid facing criminal

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Retail Fraud: Consequences of Shoplifting in Michigan
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Retail Fraud, a.k.a. Shoplifting In the state of Michigan, stealing goods from a retail business can land you in jail. Michigan business owners are serious about their inventory shrinkage, so if the law accuses you of retail fraud, you need the services of an experienced attorney to avoid criminal punishment. A shoplifting charge on your

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Why the Detroit Crime Rate is Dropping
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The Detroit crime rate has seen a significant decline in the last few years. However, it still has a higher crime rate than all but one other US city. What has caused this decrease and what does it mean for the city? The History of Crime in Detroit For decades, Detroit has been notorious for

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6 of the Most Common Mistakes Police Make
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Being a police officer is not easy. The stress of the job is greater than most people can imagine. And the issues the police deal with are more intense than we realize. It is important to understand the kind of toll that police work takes on the people who perform it. That’s because the weight

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How Penalties for Marijuana Possession Differ Depending on Amount
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While the legalities surrounding marijuana are changing around the country, the rate of possession in Michigan is going up. Having a valid prescription and medical marijuana card will authorize you for marijuana possession. It is important to know what will happen if you get caught in possession of marijuana. There are many different types of

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The Importance of Exercising Your Right to Remain Silent
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“You have the right to remain silent.” This line shows up in just about every cop show ever made. But it’s more than just a snappy piece of dialogue. This is one of your most fundamental rights as a criminal defendant. It’s also a lot more important than many people realize. This is the first

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What to Do After a Possession Charge in Detroit
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If you have received a possession charge in Detroit, you are probably confused about what to do next. Should you plead guilty? Should you try and represent yourself? Should you reach out to the first attorney you can find? Asking questions is the right thing to do. But if you are going to effectively defend

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Hire a Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney with Experience
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When you are arrested and charged with a crime, the very next thing you will want to do is hire a Detroit criminal defense attorney. But once you start looking, you will quickly discover that there are lots of lawyers promising you top-notch representation. You know that not all lawyers are created equal. And you

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