Spousal support is one spouse making payments to the other spouse to make up for a disparity between the two. They are made to ensure that the supported spouse can maintain the same standard of living that he or she enjoyed during the marriage.
In Michigan on October 31, scary costumes on trick or treaters won't be the only thing to be frightened of; a new Michigan statute goes into effect changing the penalties for those convicted of driving drunk.
A Michigan man was recently arrested after police discovered child pornography on a tablet computer that he had in his home. The man, already on probation for prior sex crimes convictions, faces a host of penalties that will include enhanced punishments due to his status as a repeat offender.
People in Clinton Township, and elsewhere, commonly share their thoughts and life experiences via social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Generally, there are minimal consequences for such posts, beyond the possible comments, likes or shares.
Although eyewitness testimony and identifications are given substantial weight in a criminal trial, studies show that these types of evidence are often unreliable and may lead to the wrongful conviction of an innocent person.
There are perhaps no criminal allegations which bring more of an emotional response than sex crimes. Against such charges, defendants may be found guilty in the eyes of the public long before they get a chance to state their case before a jury.
As the Michigan Department of State points out, the state's courts take quick action when someone faces one of these charges, deciding the cases within 77 days of the arrest. People charged with any drunk driving-related crime should be aware of the consequences.
Your cellphone vibrates. Is it a call, text message, social media update or email notification? Who is it from? Your boss? Your friend? A significant other? Or maybe someone you would prefer your significant other not be aware of?
If you have been charged with a sex crime, drug crime, white collar offense or any other violation of the criminal law, the Fourth Amendment can be a powerful shield against obtrusive law enforcement tactics. The Fourth Amendment enshrines your right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures conducted by the government.
This term the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions that deal with the collateral consequences of state criminal convictions. The court was asked whether a state assault charge supported a federal gun charge that makes it a crime for those convicted of domestic violence to possess a gun.