How does the right to remain silent protect you?

The federal court’s establishment of Miranda rights in the 1960s afforded police detainees protective measures against unfair practices. One of these, the right to remain silent, is one of the most famous and legally divisive. The Fifth Amendment states in part...

What happens if police are at your door?

Michigan residents like you should know your rights if police come to your door. When law enforcement shows up, it is often an unsettling and anxiety-provoking experience. Some lose their cool and act without thinking things through. If the police ever come to your...

Drunk driving penalty and distracted driving

If you have been arrested for and charged with an operating while intoxicated or driving under the influence offense in Michigan, you may understandably be concerned about what consequences you may experience if you are convicted of this charge. One of the things some...

Defining “Stand Your Ground” laws

Most people in Troy may react skeptically when hearing one respond to accusations of violence by claiming they acted in self-defense. You might share their skepticism (until you yourself face a situation in which you feel compelled to act). Many of our past clients...