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About the AuthorAttorney Patrick Barone is well-known and well respected throughout the legal community. As a professor, guest speaker and author he shares his knowledge of drunk-driving defense with lawyers and judges to help them better understand this complex area of law.

What is the Sex Offenders Registration Act?
May 14th, 2020 Sex Crimes

The Sex Offenders Registration Act is known as SORA.  SORA was enacted pursuant to the legislature’s exercise of police power of the state.  Its intent is to monitor persons that are believed...

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When Do I Need to Hire a Sex Crimes Attorney?
May 13th, 2020 Sex Crimes

The short answer is - immediately.  When it comes to sex crimes in Michigan, you should never take a “wait and see” approach. Sex crimes are taken very seriously in Michigan and...

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What is the Punishment for Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct?
Sex Crimes

Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct, commonly referred to as CSC, is the unlawful sexual assault or touching or penetration of another. In Michigan, there are four separate offenses each defined by the acts...

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Benefits of Having a Domestic Violence Lawyer
May 12th, 2020 Domestic Violence

There are many benefits of hiring a domestic violence lawyer immediately upon hearing of being charged or potentially being charged with domestic violence. First, and foremost, a good attorney will give you...

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What Happens When Arrested for a Sex Crime?
May 11th, 2020 Sex Crimes

When a person is arrested for criminal sexual conduct, they are taken to jail to be fingerprinted, booked, and in most jurisdictions, held until arraignment. The person may, depending on whether the...

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Why is Hiring an Attorney Early in the Process of a Sex Crimes Case Important?
May 8th, 2020 Sex Crimes

Hiring an attorney early in the process is important for several reasons. First, if you haven’t been formally charged with a sex crime or, as Michigan calls it, criminal sexual conduct, a...

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NFL Linebacker Charged with Sexual Assault Involving a Minor
May 4th, 2020 Sex Crimes Domestic Assault

A former NFL linebacker, Telvin Smith, was recently arrested under suspicion of sexual assault of a minor.  Mr. Smith is being prosecuted in Florida where the sex crime is alleged to have...

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Should I Use the Covid-19 Lock Down to Finally Get My Michigan Felony Expunged?
Apr 28th, 2020 OWI

If you’ve been convicted of a criminal charge at some point in your life, you’ve probably asked yourself, “is there any way I can get this thing off my record?” The answer,...

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Why Hire a Lawyer Now if Courts are Closed During Michigan’s Corona Virus Shutdown?
Apr 24th, 2020 Domestic Violence Domestic Assault OWI

On April 24, 2020 Governor Whitmer extended Michigan's shut down order through May 15, 2020.  The Governor's new Executive Order 2020-59 does contain a modest loosening of the restrictions many business and...

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What Are Some Steps That a Person Can Take to Help Their Domestic Violence Case?
Apr 22nd, 2020 Domestic Violence

 The three most important steps a person charged with domestic violence can take to help their case are to hire the best attorney, follow court orders, and be proactive. Let’s talk about...

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