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Ways to defend against a criminal charge
Criminal Defense

There are many ways in which Michigan residents can choose to defend themselves against a criminal charge. In some cases, it can be best to tell the truth and hope that the jury is sympathetic to that person’s story. Of course, it is generally not in an individual’s best interest to lie. Therefore, any story […]

Oct 16, 2018
Racial bias often plays a role in bail decisions
Criminal Defense

Judges in Michigan and around the country set bail to ensure that criminal defendants will appear to face trial, and remand is generally reserved for individuals who are considered a flight risk or could pose a danger to the general public. These decisions should be based on the character of the defendant and the nature […]

Aug 1, 2018
Criminal reform may help victims of mistaken identity
Criminal Defense

Michigan residents may have heard about groups such as the California Innocence Project that aim to help those who have been wrongfully convicted. One man spent eight years in prison for a sex crime before DNA evidence exonerated him. He was convicted because a witness wrongfully pointed him out as the person who committed the […]

Jun 24, 2018
New report advises attorneys about law enforcement hacking
Criminal Defense

Criminal defense attorneys in Michigan have a new resource when confronted with evidence against their clients that was collected during law investigations in which computer users were secretly surveilled. A recent report released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers explains how law enforcement spies on […]

Apr 28, 2017