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DUI Experts

November 30, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Critical to the defense in many impaired driving cases is an expert familiar with proper police procedures. Many police officers are improperly or poorly trained, or otherwise apply that training incorrectly, when it comes to field sobriety testing. Field sobriety testing (FST) is a barely validated method of determining if a driver is under the […]

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When the Government Wants to Kill You

November 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Capitalis is Latin for “regarding the head.”  Capital punishment (death penalty) is the execution of a citizen for punishment for crime. “Lop off his head!” The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.  However, capital punishment was long a penalty under English common law.  Since 1900, the U.S. Supreme Court issued […]

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Taxation of Cancellation of Indebtedness for Mortgages

October 13, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Bankruptcy   |   0 Comments

Under the Internal Revenue Code Section 61(a)(12), cancellation of indebtedness (known as “COD”)  is considered taxable gross income.   People with distressed mortgages may be issued a 1099 by their mortgage company in several situations. (If you get the 1099, then the IRS presumes that it is income that must be reported on your tax […]

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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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Expungement of Criminal Convictions in Michigan MCL 780.621

December 16, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Michigan law allows for the expungement (permanent removal) of a criminal conviction from a person’s criminal record under certain conditions. Generally, under MCL 780.621 et seq. an expungement order may be entered if: 1.  A person is convicted of no more than 3 offenses (1 felony and 2 misdemeanor “minor offenses” defined by statute.) 2. […]

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Reasons Why You Will Not Get a Concealed Pistol License

June 30, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

If you are thinking about getting concealed pistol license in Michigan, then you need to know that there are many, many, reasons why you may not qualify.  This list is ridiculously long. so I am just going to post it as is.  You will not qualify if one of the following conditions, statutes, or previous criminal […]

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Is it Legal to Operate an ORV on a Restricted License?

May 14, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

[Update:  Judge Johnson in Montmorency County District Court ruled that the notice provided by the Michigan Secretary of State clearly did not prohibit operation of an ORV on a restricted license.  He did not reach the issue of whether it is a crime, rather, he ruled that the driver’s license restriction statute only limits operations […]

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Nye Approved for Access to Bankruptcy Courts Program

February 22, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Bankruptcy   |   0 Comments

Nye & Associates, PLLC was approved by a special committee affiliated with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan as an approved law firm for the Access to Bankruptcy Courts Program.  This program is a privately funded legal aid program to assist low income persons with paying for attorneys to prepare […]

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Will Alternatives

October 13, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Law and Social Security Disability   |   0 Comments

Many people seek to avoid using a will at all – to avoid the cost and time of probate, to avoid attorney costs, or maybe they just don’t like the legal system. Whatever the reason, there are alternatives to using a will. The following are a few alternative planning strategies: 1. Deeds This is one […]

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