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Grand Rapids DUI Attorney Pokes Holes in Deflate Gate

The scandal du jour in the N.F.L. is “deflate gate,” the recent allegation that the New England Patriots may have under-inflated their footballs in the N.F.C. championship game in order to gain some type of tactical advantage, i.e., better grip on the ball in cold, wet weather.  After listening to the breathless chatter about deflate […]

Marijuana Drug Charges in Grand Rapids in a State of Flux

In November 2012, voters in Grand Rapids approved a city charter amendment that essentially decriminalized the possession of use and marijuana within the city of limits of Grand Rapids…sort of.  The charter amendment makes the possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil infraction (the equivalent of a traffic ticket) instead of a misdemeanor. The […]

Sexual Assaults on Campus

This morning I stumbled upon a great piece on the unfair legal process being employed in sexual assault investigations and adjudications on college campuses, when I was reading one of my favorite op-ed writers, David Brooks of the New York Times.  Every year he gives out awards for the best online articles, called the “The […]

Muskegon County Jail Makes More Room at the “Inn”

Just a quick update from my visit to Muskegon yesterday.  The expansion of the Muskegon County Jail appears to be making progress. According to Mlive, the new jail is supposed to be completed in June of 2015 and cost over $37 million and is expected to house over 500 additional inmates.  This will undoubtedly make […]

Ludington Michigan’s New Felony Court Judge Sworn-In

Ludington Michigan’s Circuit Court Judge-Elect Susan Sniegowski was officially sworn-in as Mason County’s Circuit Court Judge, the first female Judge in Mason County history.  Sniegowski’s term officially begins January 1st, 2015, though a swearing-in ceremony was held on Monday, December 22, 2014.  Click here for more coverage from the local media, including a video of […]

Feds Continue Crackdown on Health Care Fraud/Drug Diversion Schemes

The US Attorneys Office in Grand Rapids continues to crack down on health care related/drug diversion schemes (click here for article).

Big Changes in Big Rapids: New 77th District Court Judge, 49th Circuit Court Judge, and Prosecutor

In January of 2015, just a month away, the 77th District Court in Big Rapids, Michigan will have a new Judge.  Longtime 77th District Court Judge, Susan Grant, is retiring at the end of 2014, and the current elected Prosecutor, Peter Jaklevic, will take her place.  Jaklevic’s Chief Assistant, Brian Thiede, will presumably be appointed […]

Drunk Driving | DUI Defense Attorneys | Lawyers | Muskegon MI

We are putting out of a lot of new content on our drunk driving homepage, including a whole page on drunk driving | DUI charges in Muskegon, Michigan (click here to check it out).  The Muskegon Drunk Driving | DUI page includes a description of the prosecutors who bring DUI charges, the district court judges […]

How to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction on the “Biggest Bar Night of the Year”

It is Thanksgiving Eve, everyone.  As such, many of us will be traveling to our hometowns to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends and, accordingly, tonight is unofficially known as the “biggest bar night of the year” (click here to read more).  Thanksgiving Eve is a great opportunity for friends and family to […]

How to Win a DUI in Allegan County: A Case Study

If You Aren’t Ready to Try a DUI, Then You Probably Won’t  Win This past month, we represented a client who was charged with Operating While Intoxicated in Allegan County based on two DataMaster DMT test results of .09.  The client was pulled over by an Allegan County Sheriff’s Deputy after allegedly rolling through a […]