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Major Shift in Marijuana Legislation: Implications for Michigan

Posted by Joseph J. Blata | May 02, 2024 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is considering a significant shift in marijuana legislation by proposing to reclassify it from a "Schedule I" to a "Schedule III" drug. This change recognizes the medicinal value of cannabis but stops short of legalizing it for recreational use. Although this reclassification won't immediately alter legal recreational or medical programs in states like Michigan, it marks a substantial shift in federal policy, potentially easing research restrictions and reducing tax burdens for cannabis businesses.

The Michigan Child Support Formula: An Overview of How Child Support is Calculated, Including Factors like Income and Parenting Time

Posted by Joseph J. Blata | Dec 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating the complexities of child support can be daunting for many parents in Michigan. Understanding how child support is calculated is crucial for those going through a divorce or involved in child support modifications. This article offers an insightful overview of the Michigan Child Support Formula, emphasizing key elements like income and parenting time.

The When, Where, and Why of Miranda Warnings

Posted by Joseph J. Blata | Nov 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

You've seen it in countless TV shows and movies: a criminal is read their Miranda rights after they're arrested. But what exactly are Miranda rights, and when do police need to give them to suspects? In this article, we'll answer those questions and more. Miranda warnings are named after the 1966...


Posted by Joseph J. Blata | Jan 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Beginning February 23, 2022, certain drunk driving offenses will be eligible to be expunged from your criminal record in Michigan. Before now, if you had a drunk driving offense on your record, it would remain on your criminal record for the rest of your life, and there was no way to ever have it...

"No-Fault Divorce" - What Does It Actually Mean?

Posted by Joseph J. Blata | Jul 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most common questions asked is whether Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. The answer is yes, but the term "no-fault" is misleading, and many don't understand what it actually means for Michigan to be "no-fault." The term "no-fault" means that to grant a divorce in Michigan, the cour...

Chemical Test vs. PBT?

Posted by Joseph J. Blata | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many people are confused by the difference between a “Preliminary Breath Test,” commonly referred to as a “PBT” and an “Chemical Test.” Unfortunately, if you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the officer may not take the time to explain the difference to you, and your rights concerni...

What is an Implied Consent Suspension?

Posted by Joseph J. Blata | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Michigan, by accepting a license to operate a motor vehicle (driver's license), you are consenting to submit to a chemical test upon the request of a peace officer if he or she has reasonable cause to believe that you are operating while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. A chemical ...

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