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Charges Dismissed — Illegal MSP Search (as usual)

December 03, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Attorney Nye’s client (a 21 year old man, beard, ball cap, and old car) was charged with possession of marijuana. His client was pulled over by the Michigan State Police (a young trooper, 24 years old, 2 years out of the MSP academy), supposedly for improper lane usage. The trooper then obtained the driver’s documentation, […]

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Newsletter about MSP Home Town Security Team

November 12, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Civil Law   |   0 Comments

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Otsego County Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Caregiver Unlawfully Searched

June 02, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

Medical marijuana activists happy with a court ruling they say upholds the Fourth Amendment or protection from unlawful search and seizures. Source: Otsego County Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Caregiver Unlawfully Searched

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Judge Rules Cops Can’t Search for Med MJ at Traffic Stop

May 11, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

A district court judge in Otsego County ruled that the Michigan State Police cannot detain a MMMA patient during a traffic stop to “verify” the patient has the lawful amount of medical marijuana.  Criminal defense attorney Todd Nye challenged a traffic stop and arrest by the Michigan State Police “Home Town Security Team.”  The “Team” […]

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How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

April 18, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Law and Social Security Disability   |   0 Comments

There are three ways to apply for Social Security Disability benefits: Apply online at www.ssa.gov. Call 1-800-772-1213 and make an appointment to file a disability claim at your local Social Security office. Call 1-800-772-1213 and make an appointment to do a telephone application. For more information from a Michigan Social Security Disability attorney about qualifying […]

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Am I Eligible for Expungement?

April 11, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Expungement   |   0 Comments

Call (989) 821-1225  for a free consultation to talk with Attorney Nye to discuss an expungement of your Michigan criminal record. Generally, you can get a quick idea if you are eligible for an expungement in Michigan as follows: First: Go online and order your own criminal history for $10 from the Michigan State Police. […]

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Secret Emails Show Fraud at Michigan State Police Crime Lab

November 12, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law, Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

A series of emails obtained by Detroit area attorneys Jeff Frasier and Michael Komoron show marijuana results from the supposedly independent Michigan State Police Crime Lab were being expressly directed by Ken Stecker, who is the traffic safety prosecutor for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. In the attached emails, the issue is whether or […]

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Resist and Obstruct Does Not Apply to Reserve Police

November 11, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that the resisting and obstructing statute at MCL 750.81d does not apply to a failure to comply with the command of a reserve police officer. The court applied the rule of Expressio Unius Est Exclusio Alterius which is Latin and means that the express mention in a statute […]

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Victory: Marijuana Charge Dismissed under MMMA

October 28, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law, Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

Attorney Coltrane achieved another victory for a client in a defense of his client’s right to use medical marijuana under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. Attorney Coltrane’s client was stopped by the Michigan State Police on I-75 as part of its ongoing and aggressive “broken glass” campaign against minor drug users. A small amount of […]

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MMMA Defense Update

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

On July 27, 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court clarified the use of defenses under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in People v Hartwick, 2015 Mich. Lexis 1639. In Hartwick, the Supreme Court strengthened the immunity under Sec. 4 of the MMMA and clarified the affirmative defense under Sec. 8 of the MMMA. SECTION 4 IMMUNITY […]

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Illegal Evidence Suppressed; Dismissed

Todd Nye achieved another victory for the Constitution when he had evidence illegally seized by the Michigan State Police suppressed. As a result, the case against his client was dismissed. Mr. Nye’s client was traveling through the Straits of Mackinac and was profiled by the Michigan State Police. The Michigan State Police like to target […]

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US Coast Guard Safety Demonstration

June 04, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Newsletters, Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

The United States Coast Guard, Air Station of Traverse City, will be conducting a safety demonstration with their rescue helicopter tomorrow, Friday June 5, 2015 at 9:30am, at the Johannesburg Public Schools.

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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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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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