Archive | May, 2015

87th District Court

May 29, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

Hon. Monte J. Burmeister 45 year old of Harrison Township, ordered to pay $760 in fines and 180 days probation for operating while visibly impaired. 26 year old of Haslett, ordered to pay $710 in fines and 180 days probation for controlled substance use of marijuana. 24 year old of St. Helen, ordered to pay […]

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82nd District Court

May 27, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

Hon. Daniel L. Sutton 24 year old of Dearborn Heights pleaded guilty to driving with suspended license, $890 in fines. 34 year old of Flint pleaded guilty to use of marijuana, $335 in fines and 30 days license suspension. 64 year old of St. Helen pleaded guilty of possession of marijuana, $435 in fines and […]

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34th Circuit Court

May 22, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

Hon. Michael J. Baumgertner 35 year old of Graying charged with 9 counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct, trial and hearings have been set. 23 year old of Houghton Lake sentenced on two counts failure to register as a sex offender, two concurrent terms of five months in jail. 36 year old of Houghton […]

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82nd District Court

May 21, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

22 year old of Lake City, $400 FC for operating on a suspended/revoked/denied/never applied license. 56 year old of Prescott, 30 days suspended license, restricted for 150 days for possession of marijuana. 44 year old of Prudenville, $225 FC for medical marijuana improper transport. 45 year old of Lewiston, 30 days in jail for operating […]

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82nd District Court

May 20, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

39 year old of Garden City, 15 days in jail for operating on a suspended/revoked/denied/never applied license. 32 year old of Flint, $545 FC for operating without a license. 27 year old of Prescott, $570 FC for operating on a suspended/revoked/denied/never applied license. 45 year old of Rose City, $275 FC for disturbing the peace. […]

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34th Circuit Court

May 19, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

27 year old of Detroit, 11 months in jail for attempted home invasion-third degree. 23 year old of Flint, 8 months in jail (credit for 82 days) for controlled substance-possession of cocaine. 45 year old of Fenton, 11 months in jail (credit for 2 days) for operating under the influence of intoxication liquor-third offense felony. […]

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Expungement Law Update

May 14, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Effective January 12, 2015, a new expungement law takes affect in Michigan. A Michigan Legislature updated the expungement law to expand the list of eligible offenders. Now, a person with one felony and two misdemeanor convictions can have the felony expunged. The misdemeanors will stay on your record, but you can expunge the felony. Additionally, […]

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Marijuana and Driving

May 14, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

Michigan Law has two inconsistent statutes. First, there is the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act which allows a registered patient to internally possess marijuana. Conflicting with that is the Michigan Vehicle Code, which prohibits a person from driving with any amount of a schedule one controlled substance, including marijuana, in their system.

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34th Circuit Court

May 14, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

Hon. Michael J. Baumgertner 62 year old of St. Helen pleaded no contest to charge of larceny by conversion $20,000 or more. He was scheduled to be sentenced on April 21, 2015. 25 year old of Bay City pleaded to probation violation and was sentenced 90 days in jail (credit for 25 days) and the judge amended […]

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87th District Court

May 13, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

Hon. Monte J. Burmeister 27 year old of Frederic sentenced on March 10, 2015 license suspended-revoked-allowed another suspended person to operate; ordered to pay $260 in fines. 45 year old of Roscommon sentenced on March 10, 2015 retail fraud third degree; ordered to pay $390 in fines; probation for 90 days. 31 year old of […]

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87th District Court

May 07, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

Hon. Monte J. Burmeister 37 year old of Gaylord sentenced on March 10, 2015 motor vehicle allowed suspended person to operate; ordered to pay $260 in fines. 45 year old of Grayling sentenced on March 10, 2015 motor vehicle allowed suspended person to operate; ordered to serve five days in jail. 23 year old of […]

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Watch Out for the Stingray

May 06, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

You may be unaware that the police have a special suitcase for monitoring you if necessary. It is called a Stingray device. Basically it is a “cell sight simulator, a briefcase-sized surveillance device that allows the police to spy on cell phones in the area by mimicking a cell phone tower.” Basically a Stingray allows […]

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Pay or Stay is Illegal

May 06, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

For many offenses, especially misdemeanor offenses in a District Court, a judge will order a Defendant to pay various fines, costs, and expenses as part of a sentence and probation. This is true throughout all of Michigan’s courts. When a judge imposes those costs which are “legal financial obligations” or “LFO’s,” a judge will typically […]

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

May 06, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Currently, the Justice Department, after pressure from the Senate Judiciary Committee, is conducting a post-conviction review of all forensic testimony by the technicians from the FBI Laboratories who performed microscopic examination of human hair. It turns out that 26 of the 28 examiners who were working for the FBI “overstated forensic matches in the ways […]

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87th District Court

May 04, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Sentencings, Selected Michigan Courts   |   0 Comments

Hon. Monte J. Burmeister A 34 year old of Roscommon sentenced on March 10, 2015 for operate without security and drove with license not valid/improper license; ordered to pay $635 in fines or serve 63 days in jail. A 35 year old of Frederic sentenced on March 3, 2015 for license suspended-revoked-allowed another suspended person […]

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