Celebrating the First Graduates
One of the many things Michigan’s legal system can be proud of is our network of 22 Veteran Courts, scattered across the state. But what exactly is a Veteran’s Court? Well, it’s a second chance with a new lease on life, for those who have served their country and then fallen on hard times.
The Veteran’s Court is a sort of hybrid integration of drug court and mental health court, which works to help Michigan’s veterans, and occasionally even active duty personnel, work towards sobriety, recovery, and stability. Still confused? No problem, lets break it down….. Continue reading
While giving an apple to your teacher may be the quintessential gift, nowadays most people tend to give flowers, chocolates, or gift cards to Starbucks. But one Birmingham teenager is accused of giving a far more controversial gift to his high school teacher – a cookie laced with marijuana. And as a result he is now facing felony charges. Continue reading
After the charges brought against Joshua Kaplan and Zachary Levin, former members of the now disbanded Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, everyone waited to see who would be next. Well, the answer is: Matthew Leonard Vlasic. Continue reading
Sentencing for Leader of Multicounty Pot Operation
Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) states that a licensed person, with a state-issued caregiver card, may grow up to 12 plants per registered patient. And the licensed caregiver may not have more than 5 other patients, not including themselves. Assuming of course that they are registered as a patient as well. More than that and they are no longer covered by the law. And that’s the point at which a person suddenly transitions over from being a licensed caregiver to being a drug dealer. Continue reading
Corrupt cops. Just the words incite disgust and anger in civilians and officers alike. But what is almost worse, is the phenomenal amount of damage it does to the tenuous relationship that exists between police officers and the communities they serve. Which is certainly the case for the Detroit Police Department, who are reeling from the recent announcement regarding two Detroit police officers who were indicted for stealing and selling drugs. Continue reading
In a previous article we told you about Michigan’s Mental Health Court, and the amazing difference it is positioned to have on the lives of people around the state, But how many lives exactly, you may wonder. And just what kind of a difference? Continue reading
Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, isn’t from Michigan, we know. But he has a number of fans here in the mitten state and so we thought this case was worth discussing. Also, it’s a valuable wake-up call for people everywhere, who mistakenly assume that fame and fortune mean you’re above the law. The truth is, no one is exempt from the letter of the law. Continue reading
Mental Health Court, you ask? Michigan has a mental health court? What on earth is that? Well, it’s simple. It is a court aimed at providing an alternative solution to the criminalization of mental illness. In other words, instead of convicting individuals whose crimes were the result of a treatable mental illness, Michigan is finding ways to help and heal these individuals.
This particular case isn’t taking place here in Michigan, but it is so similar to a number of other cases that are happening right here in our state, that we felt it was worth discussing. After all, child pornography is a very serious crime. But the criminals in question here are four teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16.
According to Chief Brian Benton of the Joliet Police Department, what happened was this…. Continue reading
Will There be Charges in Dog Shooting?
On March 28th, an unnamed man from Goodland Township drove his 2-year-old dog, Gemma, out to a secluded area in the woods, and shot her in the head with a crossbow. While trying to locate something to wrap her body in for burial, she ran away. Luckily for Gemma, the arrow had missed it’s mark, but not entirely… Continue reading