Bay County Embezzlement Charges

Convicted Embezzler Ordered to Pay It Back In April, Truly A. Dominowski accepted a plea agreement and, in return for the dismissal of an embezzlement charge, she pled guilty to a single count of attempted embezzlement. But in addition to the jail time and community service, the Judge has ordered her to pay back what […]

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Michigan to End Felony Firearm Prison Sentences?

  Mandatory Prison for Felony Firearm Could End Under current Michigan law, a felony firearm conviction means that someone had a gun in their possession when they committed a felony. Even if the gun was in no way involved in the crime itself. In fact, a gun simply had to be present, in the possession […]

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Feud Between Neighbors Ends in Murder

Murder Suspect Lived Next Door for 30 Years People all over the world can relate to the strained relationship between 65-year-old Gary Earl Oliver and 60-year-old John M. Kennedy. After all, neighbor disputes happen pretty much anywhere two people are forced to live side by side. But what makes this case unusual is how, after […]

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Status Update: Federal Government and State Marijuana Law

Status Update: the Federal Government and State Marijuana Law The wheels of justice grind slowly…. or so goes the old saying. But it is true more often than not. And certainly in cases where the federal government is working to catch up with state marijuana law. And this is no more apparent than when it […]

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Medications and Murder: Is There a Link?

  There has long been held the belief that antidepressants, engineered to help people feel better, can be directly linked to violence and aggressive behaviors. A number of studies over the years even backed this up. A study conducted in 2010 by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices found that five commonly used antidepressants were […]

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Yeast: Bread, Beer, and illicit Narcotics?

It is a widely recognized fact that when it comes to narcotics, law makers are usually light years behind their chemistry counterparts in the illicit drug trade. Which is why scientists are calling on lawmakers ahead of time on this one, in the hopes of staying ahead of the curve on this particular drug-in-the-making.

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Eavesdropping in Michigan

Is Eavesdropping in Michigan Legal?  Well, Listen to this… Some of the most beloved books and movies nowadays are of the “who-dunnit” variety. Murder mysteries and mystery thrillers full of twists and turns and unexpected plot developments. But while fictitious detectives can bug a hotel room with no repercussions, or record an illicit conversation with […]

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Civil Forfeiture Law: “Policing for Profit”

Michigan Civil Forfeiture Law Gets a “D” About a month ago we discussed the bill package that had just been introduced into the Michigan House aimed at reforming our state’s civil asset forfeiture laws. So where are we at with this highly volatile subject? And why is the change so important?

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Jackson Dad Brings Kids Along for Drug Deal

Arrested With 1-year-old in Arms After Drug Deal Bring your kids to work day – a well loved tradition in recent American history that many children, and even some parents, look forward to. On the third Thursday of April every year, millions of Americans participate, bringing their children into their workplaces to allow for a […]

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Texas Arrests Two Michigan Women for Marijuana Possession

  Michigan and Texas have very different views about marijuana. And by “different”, we mean “practically irreconcilable”. After all, while medical marijuana is legal in Michigan, and small quantities have been decriminalized in certain cities around the state, Texas has retained it’s zero tolerance policy for marijuana in any form. But regardless of how opposed […]

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