52-1 District Court

2020-01-03T09:55:01-05:00August 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

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 [...]

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

2020-03-27T12:04:45-04:00March 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 [...]

Co-parenting with the Coronavirus.

2020-03-18T10:13:48-04:00March 18th, 2020|

Co-Parenting During COVID-19 It’s been a crazy week and there is more to come. As a family law attorney handling Divorce and custody situations, I am receiving many calls, emails and texts from past and current clients on how to handle co-parenting in light of the virus. While this is not “one size fits [...]

Northville Police Department

2020-02-13T15:32:21-05:00February 13th, 2020|

Information On Police & Arrests in Northville, MI The Northville Police Department serves the public and enforces laws within the small community of Northville, Michigan. There are two separate police departments within this area. One is based downtown Northville and serves the city, while the other is located within Northville Township and serves the [...]

Mike Kelly on 97.1 The Ticket

2020-01-10T15:47:18-05:00January 10th, 2020|

Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Kelly recently called into the local radio station 97.1 The Ticket to discuss the topic of school crimes and expulsions. The call was in reference to the fight that broke out between two local high school hockey teams, Brother Rice, and Catholic Central. As an attorney that deals with juvenile [...]

DUI in Oakland County

2020-01-27T12:09:47-05:00January 7th, 2020|

All About DUI's In Oakland County, MI Being charged with a DUI in Michigan is a serious matter and should never be taken lightly. This is particularly true in Oakland County where it’s not unheard of for someone to receive jail time even for their first offense. In fact, Oakland County received national attention [...]

Open Container Law

2019-12-05T09:39:59-05:00December 5th, 2019|

Michigan Open Container Law Michigan’s open container law forbids drivers from transporting any open alcohol containers. This law not only applies to the driver but also any passengers within the motor vehicle. In other words, if your friend for example opens a can of beer in your car while you’re operating the vehicle, this [...]

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 [...]