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A Legal Overview of Federal Corruption Allegations

Facing federal corruption charges is a serious matter. These charges include money laundering, fraud, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Understanding these charges and how to deal with them is important for anyone involved in …


Immediate Action Required For Firearms With Stabilizing Brace

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has moved the goalpost once again by issuing final rule 2021R-O8F, “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces.’” This new rule requires immediate action by May 31, 2023, by gun …


Can the victim drop assault charges against me?

If you have been charged with assault, we know you are scared. The entire weight of the government is now pointed squarely at you. It wants to take away your freedom and empty your bank account. One way that many …


Self Defense

Self-defense is an affirmative defense that justifies otherwise punishable criminal conduct. This means self-defense can apply when you act intentionally but the circumstances justify the actions. Self-defense can justify the use of deadly force and nondeadly force.

In Michigan, “deadly …


2017 Deer Opener & The Justice System

Don’t forget about The Justice System with the firearms opener of 2017’s deer season just days away.  Remember that the laws governing hunting will be vigorously enforced. Year after year, I take on clients who are charged with a variety …


Misdemeanor Shoplifting? Maybe Not.

Thinking about misdemeanor shoplifting? Think again. Michigan law imposes serious penalties for committing retail fraud, which is more commonly known as shoplifting in Michigan. There are three different degrees of retail fraud. The value of the property being taken is …