Archive | September, 2013

82nd District Court

September 16, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: 26 year old Owosso man, waiveed preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to three counts of possesion of a controlled subsantce (nonnarcotic). State Police, Houghton Lake, made the arrest. 50 year old Schofield, WI man demanded […]

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34th Circuit Court-Roscommon County

Judge Michael J. Baumgrtner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 18, 2013: 29 year old St. Helen man, pleaded guilty to probation violation and he was entenced to 12 months in jail (credit for 268 days). His probation was extended for one year. 46 year old Roscommon man, was ready for trial on four […]

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Constitutional Rights at Traffic Stops 101; Field Sobriety Tests, Blood Alcohol Supression

September 07, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

            1.         Initial Stop and Seizure of Person under Fourth Amendment              “A person is seized by the police and thus entitled to challenge the government’s action under the Fourth Amendment when the officer, by means of physical force or show of authority,  terminates or restrains his freedom of movement, through means intentionally applied.” Brendlin […]

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Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses

September 03, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

The Michigan Supreme Court succinctly outlined the requirements for the two distinct defenses under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act at Sections 4 and 8 in People v Kolanek, 491 Mich 382, 402 (2012). 1.         Section 4 of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), MCL 333.26424, provides qualified registered patients broad immunity from “arrest, prosecution, or […]

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