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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Northville Police Department

2020-05-14T13:05:29-04:00February 13th, 2020|

Information On Police & Arrests in Northville, MIThe 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 larger surrounding [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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