52-1 District Court

2020-05-14T15:04:04-04:00August 22nd, 2019|

Oakland County 52-1 District Court The 52-1 District Court oversees cases that involve criminal traffic violations, civil infractions, misdemeanor offenses, and probation. The court may also hear cases involving felony offenses; however, this requires authorization by the local county prosecutor. This court is divided into several divisions. The Criminal Division is responsible for processing [...]

OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired

2020-04-30T18:31:03-04:00August 19th, 2019|

Operating While Visibly Impaired (OVWI) is one of the classifications of criminal offenses involving drunk driving. This specific offense is unique from an OWI (commonly referred to as DUI) in that, there’s no minimum Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) required by law enforcement to make an arrest. This offense is often subject to a great [...]

Field Sobriety Tests in Michigan

2020-01-03T09:54:20-05:00August 15th, 2019|

There's a great deal of confusion surrounding field sobriety tests. For example, many wonder if they have a legal obligation to take these tests after being pulled over and suspected of drunk driving. People also wonder what legal rights they have in these scenarios and what they should say to police. This article covers [...]

Implied Consent

2020-06-01T10:25:23-04:00June 1st, 2020|

Michigan’s Implied Consent Law Michigan drivers are required to take a chemical test to determine bodily alcohol content (BAC) if arrested for drunk driving. Michigan motor vehicle drivers give this consent when they receive their operator’s license. So, anyone licensed to drive a motor vehicle in Michigan must take a BAC test if the [...]

Personal Protection Orders During COVID-19

2020-05-14T12:20:23-04:00May 14th, 2020|

Automatic Extension of Personal Protection Orders During the COVID-19 Crisis As everyone may know, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-63 which is also known as the “stay home, stay safe” order. This order effectively shuts down any non-essential aspect of Michigan’s economy. This economic shutdown has impacted virtually every aspect of life; [...]

Legal Issues During Quarantine

2020-04-30T09:21:34-04:00April 30th, 2020|

LOCKED-INTO A BAD SITUATION With everyone staying home, for some people that could be a recipe for future court battles. In Michigan, the governor’s stay-home order has created a lot more opportunities for our homes to become arenas of conflict. Domestic Violence & Criminal Law From domestic grievances that finally boil over, [...]

Family Law & Estate Planning During COVID-19

2020-04-24T09:39:50-04:00April 24th, 2020|

Ryan Kelly On Family Law & Estate Planning During COVID-19Ryan Kelly was recently featured in an interview with Super Lawyers. In the interview Ryan discusses the topic of estate planning, family law, and divorces during COVID-19. Ryan was asked to do this interview because of the unique accommodations herself and her family has been making [...]

How Zoom Affects Your Case

2020-04-20T09:11:06-04:00April 20th, 2020|

To Zoom, or Not to Zoom!—the questions, the protocols, the “mute button!” What happens if your really important story to tell in court gets sent to voicemail? Maybe the video feed worked, but there’s no perfection in the audio drops experienced. And that’s only one of the many pitfalls to remote testimony. For criminal [...]

Notarizing a Will or Other Legal Documents

2020-06-24T12:37:43-04:00April 14th, 2020|

Need a Will, Deed, or Other Legal Document Requiring Notarization During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Like you, law firms around Michigan are keeping busy and conducting business remotely during this crisis. Your urgent legal problems and needs still need to be addressed during this emergency. If you have ever signed an important legal document, you may [...]

Kelly & Kelly Offers Consultations Via Video

2020-04-30T18:34:56-04:00April 9th, 2020|

Meeting With Clients Via Video And Phone In recent months, many individuals and businesses have had to adapt their way of life to meet the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 health crisis. The attorneys at Kelly & Kelly P.C. are no exception and have been utilizing modern technology to adapt to the needs [...]

What The “Cares” Act Means For Family Law

2020-04-03T09:06:43-04:00April 3rd, 2020|

In an effort to blunt some of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act on March 27, 2020. This sweeping legislation provides, among other things, loans to corporations and small businesses, assistance to state and local governments [...]

Michigan Quarantine Violation Laws

2020-05-14T12:41:42-04:00March 27th, 2020|

WHAT’S THE HARM IN BREAKING ISOLATION RULES? “Stay Home. Stay Safe!” (Or else...) It’s the message sent loudest throughout our country by the President and our Governors alike. We support this campaign and its importance to keeping us safe from the risks of spreading the Coronavirus. We know we are experiencing a time unlike [...]

Kelly & Kelly COVID-19 Response

2020-03-25T13:56:48-04:00March 25th, 2020|

The Coronavirus has taken the world by surprise. Individuals and businesses alike are still trying to comprehend the situation and adapt to this ever-developing health crisis. In Michigan, Governor Whitmore enacted Executive Order 2020-21 which mandates that all “non-essential” workplaces close down and that all residents stay in their homes for the next three [...]