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Drinking in Public: knowing the law

With summer in full swing, there are plenty of reasons to come to Detroit: enjoying the festivals, going to a ball game, or even just to spend time on Belle Isle. One of the things that goes hand in hand with spending time outdoors is having drinks, and while it seems perfectly normal, the fact of the matter is that you need to be very careful how and when you actually do this. Most people are...
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Planning ahead: why “I just want to get this over with” is the worst mistake you can make

As an attorney who practices almost exclusively on misdemeanors and traffic tickets, by far the most common mistake I see people who come into court make is a desperate need to “just get it over with”. It is the most common phrase people use, and it is understandable: court can be unfamiliar and stressful, and certainly for most people 36th District Court is both these things....
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Wayne County Prosecutors showing up at random

Approximately three months into a stalemate between the Wayne County Executive and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office, there is a routine that has fallen into place in regards to the presence of state prosecutors: pure randomness. Prosecutors are or are not being sent over to the court completely without notice or pattern: the individual courtrooms are unaware of whether or not someone is...
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