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What are the exceptions to the warrant requirement for searches?

People in Michigan have a reasonable expectation of privacy. It is one of the rights people have through the 4th Amendment of the Constitution. This prevents the police from simply entering a person’s home when they wish to search for …


Are People Pretending To Be Police Officers?

The relationship between the police and the community they serve is supposed to be based on trust. High-profile incidents of police misconduct have shaken that trust in recent years. And, as if that weren’t bad enough, there have also been …


What can police search for with a warrant in Michigan?

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution governs the use of search warrants. It prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and mandates the existence of probable cause before a search warrant is issued. But once a warrant is issued, what …


Attorney John Freeman Defends Former Deputy Sheriff Corrections Officer Against Felony and Assault Charges

On Wednesday, June 15th, 2022, a judge ordered Law Office of John Freeman client Christopher Cluley bound over to circuit court. This is the latest event in Cluley’s now 2-plus year legal battle, in which the former Isabella County Sheriff’s …


How do I avoid problems after being pulled over?

Seeing the flashing lights of a police car and hearing its siren behind you can be a frightening experience. Little good can come out of being pulled over. However, chances are that you will be pulled over at some point …


Drones, police and evidence

Not all that long ago, only the military had drone technology. Today, drones are affordable enough that people are using them in a wide range of activities, from filmmaking to land developing. People even buy them as toys for their …