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Criminal Evidence

Is Michigan Forensic Lab’s Lack of Blind Testing Cause for Concern?

Mar 14th, 2018 PBarone

There are about 30,000 drunk driving arrests in Michigan each year, and of these, about 1/3 of them involve blood tests for alcohol or controlled substances.  All of these blood tests are performed at the Michigan State Police forensic lab. And the...

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Role of Defense Lawyers in the Mitigation of Collateral Consequences

Feb 13th, 2017 baronedefenew

Collateral consequences are the loss of rights a person suffers after being convicted of a crime.  They have previously been described as having the potential to cause “civil death.”  Such consequences are different from the punishments that might be imposed by a...

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Facebook Posting Admissible as Evidence in Michigan Criminal Case

Sep 16th, 2016 baronedefenew

According to the Michigan Court of Appeals, Facebook postings are admissible as evidence against a person accused of a crime in Michigan.  In a recent case involving assault with intent to commit murder, felony firearm and other charges, the prosecutor found and...

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