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Spring Break….What Parents (and Kids) Need to Know

posted on March 20, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

Spring Break can be the best of times and the worst of times.  Many sunny destinations host thousands of young revelers throwing their cares to t...

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Tracking Recent Developments in Medical Marijuana Law

posted on January 06, 2016 by SuperUser Account

Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) provides a path to immunity from criminal prosecution for patients using medical marijuana for a qualifying ...

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Noncitizen Charged With a Crime? How to Avoid Deportation

posted on December 03, 2015 by SuperUser Account

Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

When a noncitizen of the United States is charged with a crime, the assistance of an attorney is essential.  This is because non-citizens may be ...

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What To Do When Your Driver's License Is Suspended

posted on October 08, 2015 by SuperUser Account

Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

When you lose your driver’s license, the assistance of an attorney is essential.  You may be able to delay or even avoid the total loss of ...

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Welcome Back Students: A Business Guide to Serving Alcohol Legally

posted on September 01, 2015 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Criminal Law, Amanda Pileggi

School’s out for the summer, but, unlike Alice Cooper’s famous song, it is most certainly not out forever.  If you live in the Lansi...

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Drug Arrests and Personal Property: What You Need to Know

posted on March 16, 2015 by Willingham & Cote

Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

Law enforcement is a costly enterprise, and many police departments rely in part on income generated from property forfeiture, especially forfeitures ...

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A New Mental Health Treatment Court in Ingham County Circuit Court

posted on February 18, 2015 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

Kristina Zwick, 30th Circuit Mental Health Court (“MHC”) Services Coordinator, and Chris Wickman, an MHC Team Member and Defense Attorney,...

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Ask Permission Not Forgiveness: Changes to the Recreational Trespass Act for 2014

posted on October 02, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Troy Clarke, Criminal Law, Real Estate

All hunters should be familiar with the provisions of the Michigan Recreational Trespass Act (“RTA”).  The RTA is not complicated. &n...

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Drunk Driving Offense: What Are My Options?

posted on March 06, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

DWI/Sobriety Court Is Valuable Option for Repeat Offenders of Drunk Driving Laws If you have been arrested and charged with a repeat drunk driving of...

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55th District Court Establishes Mental Health Treatment Court

posted on February 04, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

55th District Court Establishes Mental Health Treatment Court Ingham County’s 55th District Court in Mason has joined nearly 20 other courts in the state by establishing a Mental Health Treatment Court (&ld...

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Watch for Expanded Police Presence on the Roads this Thanksgiving

posted on November 01, 2013 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

Motorists can expect an increased police presence on Michigan roads and highways this Thanksgiving in an effort to crack down on drunk driving.  ...

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Making This Holiday A Safe One

posted on December 23, 2012 by Willingham & Cote

Divorce & Family Law, Troy Clarke, Alcohol Beverage, Criminal Law

As a criminal defense attorney, I have seen firsthand that an unfortunate companion to the holiday season is a spike in drunk driving incidents on New...

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Veterans Treatment Courts in Michigan – A Focus on Rehabilitation

posted on October 27, 2012 by Troy D. Clarke

Troy Clarke, Criminal Law

On September 11, 2012, the Michigan Legislature established statewide guidelines for the creation of Veterans Treatment Courts (“VTCs”).&n...

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