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January 2015 Archives

Man who claimed self-defense not guilty of attempted murder

Though Michigan law punishes assault, manslaughter and other violent crimes very severely, it also recognizes that there are situations where violence is necessary. One such context is when the person accused of a violent crime had to use force to protect him- or herself from getting injured or killed by an attacker.

What is embezzlement?

Have you been accused of embezzlement, or do you know someone who has? Embezzlement is a serious crime in Michigan, punishable by large fines and possibly time in jail or prison. But what exactly are the authorities saying a person did when they accuse him or her of embezzlement?

New anti-human trafficking laws go into effect Jan. 14

Michigan has shifted its focus in regards to prostitution away from targeting sex workers for arrest and prosecution. Many sex workers are in fact victims of crime rather than criminals themselves. Realizing the reality of human trafficking, a series of new laws taking effect this week emphasize helping exploited sex workers escape their situation.

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