52-1 District Court

2019-10-14T17:59:16-04:00August 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

2019-10-14T17:59:23-04:00August 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 [...]

Field Sobriety Tests in Michigan

2019-10-14T17:59:29-04:00August 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 [...]

ICLE Annual Family Law Institute

2019-11-15T14:19:00-05:00November 15th, 2019|

Ryan Kelly presented at ICLE’s Annual Family Law Institute. This is a seminar in Novi that's cosponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan Judicial Institute. Ryan is highly experienced in divorce cases and other issues related to family law. She's also a frequent contributor for the Institute of Continuing [...]

Hardship License

2019-11-11T10:09:45-05:00November 9th, 2019|

Hardship License in Michigan: Everything You Need to Know A hardship license is also commonly referred to as a "restricted driver's license." This type of license is issued under special circumstances after someone has their license suspended due to traffic violations or a DUI. For example, if someone is arrested, charged, and convicted of [...]

Ryan Kelly Mercy High School Women in Law

2019-10-30T11:29:32-04:00October 30th, 2019|

Ryan attended her alma mater, Mercy High School’s first Women in the Law event. The event brings together Mercy alumnae lawyers and judges with students interested in pursuing a career in the law. #mercygirls #kellykellylaw

Kelly & Kelly UDM Court Competition

2019-10-30T10:56:50-04:00October 30th, 2019|

Mike and Ryan Judged the University of Detroit Mercy Law School’s 3L moot court competition. The teams argued a complex criminal procedure issue regarding anonymous tips and the “stop and frisk” issue. Congrats to all the contestants. As UDM graduates Ryan and Mike enjoy giving back and mentoring law students.

Plymouth Bar Association Golf Outing 2019

2019-10-07T09:07:50-04:00October 7th, 2019|

Team K&K was well-represented at this year’s Plymouth Bar Association Golf Outing. Attorneys Mike Kelly and Michele Kelly teamed-up again, as the mother-son dynamic duo finished with a top score of just 4 over par! #KellyGreens


2019-10-03T15:28:57-04:00October 3rd, 2019|

Datamaster: Everything You Need to Know About the DUI Breath Test Have you gotten pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving? Do you know if you can refuse to take a field sobriety test? Will you now have a criminal record? If you've taken a breathalyzer, such as the datamaster DMT, you may wish [...]


2019-10-03T15:23:45-04:00October 3rd, 2019|

DUI DWI: What's the Difference in the State of Michigan? Did you know that more than 1.4 million US drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of narcotics or alcohol in 2010 alone? Almost everyone understands the dangers of drinking and driving; however, few understand that there are various classifications and penalties depending on [...]

Oakland County Jail

2019-10-01T17:16:07-04:00October 1st, 2019|

About The Oakland County Jail in Michigan Oakland County Jail (OCJ) is a jailhouse facility in Southeast Michigan that houses around 440 inmates. OCJ processes approximately 25,000 new arrests per year. Security within this facility ranges from maximum to low-level offenders. This includes offenders that have been convicted of one or more felonies, as [...]

Probation Violation

2019-09-26T11:10:00-04:00September 26th, 2019|

Probation Violation In Michigan? Here's What To Do If a judge has put you on probation, your life now revolves around a series of rules and regulations. You may have to submit to regular drug tests, check-in with a probation officer, and hold down a job. But life happens, and sometimes you may find [...]

Resisting Arrest

2019-10-01T17:16:41-04:00September 26th, 2019|

Resisting Arrest: Penalties and Laws Resisting arrest can be a very subjective charge that you can incur when you don't even know what's happening. A study of NYPD arrests found that just 5% of the department generated over 40% of all of these charges. If you've been charged with this offense, you're probably wondering what's [...]