PBT Test For Alcohol Offenses

2020-11-02T16:37:31-05:00October 21st, 2020|

Preliminary Breathalyzer Test (PBT) in Michigan Being pulled over by a police officer for suspected DUI is one of the most stressful experiences a person can face in their lives. There are multiple field tests officers perform to assess a suspect's level of intoxication, one of which is the preliminary breath test (PBT Test). [...]

Is a DUI a Felony in Michigan?

2020-11-02T16:38:36-05:00October 5th, 2020|

Being charged with a DUI is one of the most stressful situations a person can go through in their lives. In addition to the financial costs associated with a DUI conviction, there are serious legal consequences that can bring jail time, community service or both. Often when someone is facing DUI charges, the question is [...]

EtG Testing

2020-11-02T16:39:29-05:00October 5th, 2020|

EtG Testing for Michigan OWIs Being charged with a DUI is stressful and potentially life altering event that carries serious legal consequences. In Michigan, Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) testing is used to assist law enforcement in determining whether someone had consumed alcohol within a certain time period. These results can be used in court by prosecutors [...]

Personal Protection Order

2020-08-31T14:22:40-04:00August 31st, 2020|

In Michigan, a Personal Protection Order (also known as a PPO) is a court order to stop threats or violence against an individual. The primary purpose of a PPO is to protect individuals from someone who is threatening, hurting, stalking and/or harassing them. An individual can receive a PPO from a circuit court judge if [...]

Divorce In Michigan

2020-11-03T09:54:18-05:00August 6th, 2020|

Everything You Need To Know About Michigan Divorces There are few experiences more stressful, emotional and challenging than a divorce. This is especially true when a divorce involves legal issues such custodial disputes, significant assets and possibly even domestic abuse/violence. Because of the gravity of these issues and the financial and legal risks involved, it [...]

Michigan Larceny Crimes

2020-07-29T09:52:23-04:00July 29th, 2020|

Under Michigan Compiled Law, larceny is defined as the stealing of the property of one person by another. Larceny crimes in Michigan are serious offenses that carry stiff penalties, including jail time and fines. Larceny can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of the property, where the crime took [...]

Implied Consent

2020-11-02T16:40:48-05:00June 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 [...]

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