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Proposed Amendment to Michigan Penal Code Would Classify Transgender Individuals as Protected Class

A new bill passed in the Michigan House of Representatives would amend the Michigan Penal Code to include additional penalties for hate crimes committed on the basis of gender identity or expression. The bill passed 59-50 in the House and …


Can I Be Charged With A Crime For Getting, Providing Or Participating In An Abortion In Michigan?

On June 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe V. Wade, the landmark decision that asserted the constitutional right to choose to have an abortion. The Supreme Court also struck down Planned Parenthood V. Casey, which further elaborated on the …


Prison v. jail: the differences

Michigan residents facing a criminal charge often have many questions and fears. One of their biggest concerns usually involves whether or not they will face any sort of incarceration, and what exactly the difference is between jail and prison.



Is a public defender right for your criminal defense?

There’s a lot at stake when you’re charged with a criminal offense. Therefore, you should do everything you can to try to protect yourself and your future. This means building a strong criminal defense. If you qualify for the assistance …


FBI cellphone app brings criminals around the world to them

No one objects to searches and violations of privacy when law enforcement catches “the bad guys.” A case in point occurred when over 9,000 law enforcement officials from the United States and Australia collaborated to collect text messages by alleged …


Detroit Police Roll Out Intense New Surveillance Technology

Among many other things, 2020 was a year of civil unrest throughout much of the United States, including here in Michigan. Massive protests, along with notable crime trends in the Detroit area, highlighted the tense relationship between law enforcement and …