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September 2014 Archives

Connection between gambling addiction, embezzlement is common

There are many reasons why people who commit white collar crimes do what they do. Sometimes, embezzlement is the result of a person who has gotten into terrible financial trouble, has become desperate, and does something they would not normally do. They are not career criminals, but someone in the grip of an addiction or compulsion.

Difference between DUI, impaired driving charges slight in MI

Michigan law enforcement continues to aggressively pursue those they suspect of driving under the influence. As we discussed in a recent article on our website, even if a motorist has just a trace amount of a drug in their system when they get pulled over, they could still face criminal charges -- possibly even if the drug is a legal prescription medication or over the counter medicine.

Michigan appeals court sides with defendant in drug case

Search and seizure of evidence is an important issue when it comes to criminal defense, especially cases involving drug charges. Police are bound by certain rules when investigating suspected criminal activity and failure to follow those rules can ultimately weaken prosecution’s case. A recent decision by a Michigan court of appeals highlights this fact.

New sexual assault kit deadline may improve accuracy

Generally, a major part of a modern police investigation into a sexual assault complaint includes forensic evidence. This includes the so-called “sexual assault kit” or “rape kit,” which tests for DNA evidence left behind by the perpetrator.

Michigan's Labor Day anti-DUI police campaign ended Sept. 1

Now that the Labor Day weekend is over, kids in Michigan are going back to school, while their parents are returning to work. People of all ages said an unofficial goodbye to summer. Others had a less-than-happy holiday weekend -- they were cited or arrested for suspicion of drinking and driving.

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