Michigan State University has taken a very aggressive stance on students accused of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes stalking or criminal sexual conduct (sexual assault). The university has been under increased scrutiny by the federal government as a result of numerous complaints from alleged victims who feel that perpetrators are either not dealt with or that they are dealt with in a casual and unfair manner. Increased pressure has included threats by the Feds to withhold funding from various programs at MSU. As result of the threats, a number of new personnel were hired by the university, many of them attorneys, to both modify the sexual harassment process as well as to implement the process.
As of June 2016, President Obama has commuted the sentences of 348 persons, a number greater than that of the past seven presidents combined. Of these 348 persons, many were serving lengthy sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. Had these offenders been sentenced under current sentencing guidelines, they would have already served their time and been released from prison.
This May, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a series of bills aimed at preventing the practice of posting sexually explicit photos of a person online without their consent. Commonly known as "revenge porn," this often occurs after a romantic relationship comes to a turbulent end.
If you have been arrested for DUI/OWI in Michigan, the police may claim to have a strong case against you. You may even be tempted to plead guilty simply to put this matter behind you. This can be a grave mistake.