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Legality of Recording Police Officers in Michigan

Mar 31st, 2018 baronedefenew

Recent stories of police misconduct have led to many citizens recording police activity. They often do so to prove the police officer acted inappropriately. But is it legal? The short answer is yes, but it depends on where the conversation or activity...

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What are the Mandatory and Permissive Terms and Conditions of Probation in Michigan?

Mar 23rd, 2018 PBarone

When thinking about the mandatory terms and conditions of probation it’s important to first understand that, according to Michigan Compiled Laws, section 771.4, the granting of probation is a matter of grace.  In other words, probation is a privilege, not a right....

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Class Action Lawsuit Proceeds Against Mug Shot Websites

Oct 10th, 2017 baronedefenew

Late September, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago did not dismiss a novel class action lawsuit alleging that Mugshots.com purposefully does not update or amend incorrect records which also gives incentives for those who are arrested to pay excessive fees...

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Should You Talk to the Police?

Sep 2nd, 2016 baronedefenew

In every case, the answer to this question is the same – it is an unqualified unequivocal NO! The way this issue usually comes up in my practice is when a client or potential client calls my office and says that they...

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Do Judges Bend Law to Favor Law Enforcement?

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Our country was founded on the principle of limited government.  This means that police officers are supposed to be limited in their ability to do things like search your home, stop and frisk you on the street or even stop your car. ...

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