Changes to Michigan Domestic Violence Laws?

Lawmakers Working on Domestic Violence Law Changes   A seven bill package that would drastically overhaul the state’s domestic violence laws has passed the Senate with an overwhelming majority of votes. But this is only one stop along the way. The bills will now have to return to the House for approval before heading to […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Ruling

Supreme Court Decision on Michigan License Plates   A decision by the Michigan Supreme Court could affect drivers all over the state, due to a recent ruling on license plates. But according to the high court, how drivers are affected is entirely in their own hands.

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Decriminalizing Minor in Possession Laws?

Senate Bill Referred to House Committee   Back in June of 2015, we told you about a senate bill that had been introduced by Senator Rick Jones, which proposed to modify the penalties surrounding minor in possession laws in Michigan. But while the wheels of the law grind slowly indeed, that bill finally passed the Michigan […]

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MSU Professor Develops Tattoo Database

New Tattoo Database Helps Police Track Suspects When searching for someone potentially involved in a crime, the police of yesteryear went door to door, showing pictures of suspects and “people of interest” around in the hopes of getting information. It was a slow and tedious process, and often relied on luck. In this day and age, […]

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Justice and the LGBT Community

  A recent study on the LGBT community and the criminal justice system turns out to be very thought-provoking.  Whatever your opinion may be on the subject, the study is an interesting perspective on something that many people do not think about very much.

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Stuart Dunnings III Arrested

Ingham County Prosecutor Arrested for Pandering and Hiring Prostitutes Arresting people for acquiring the services of a prostitute, or pandering, is all in a day’s work for most police officers. After all, it’s part of their job. But nothing complicates that job faster than when the person you’re arresting is a fellow officer of the […]

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Self-Professed Drug Addict Sent to Prison

Drug Addict Convicted on Controlled Substance and Marijuana Charges John Charles Kuhns, a 41-year-old resident of Howell, stood in court just days ago and tearfully addressed the Judge. “Your honor, I’m a drug addict.” he said, “I have been for a long time.” Just moments before that, he had told his mother that he loved […]

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Hillsdale County Drug Charges

Methamphetamine, Heroin, Psuedoephedrine… Few things upset a Judge more than someone being arrested for a crime, when they had just bailed themselves out of jail for something similar. In some cases, it aggravates them so much that they won’t grant bail a second time. However, in Lacey J. Smith’s case, while Hillsdale County District Judge […]

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Michigan CPL Holder Arrests on the Rise

According to the Jevons Paradox, when technological progress increases the efficiency with which a resource is used, the rate of consumption of that resource will rise because demand will increase as a direct result. This particular reference comes from the industrial revolution in England.  There, coal-burning factories in the city of Manchester, England, so increased […]

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Arenac County Mobile Meth Operation

Meth Operation Found While Serving Subpoena When an Arenac County Sheriff’s Deputy showed up at a home on Mason Road in Mason Township, his plan was to serve a subpoena, summoning someone to court. But that wasn’t what he ended up dealing with that morning…. At about 9:15 a.m., the deputy saw two people sitting […]

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