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What to do when accidents happen.

  With no seeming end in sight to the icy weather, there has been no shortage of accidents.  Most of these accidents are minor, but in many ways the minor accidents are the worst kind.  Minor accidents mean a lot of headaches involving body shops, mechanics, and most importantly, your insurance carrier.  One of the things that goes hand in hand with these accidents is that traffic tickets...
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A friendly reminder…

The months of January through March are generally the busiest times for 36th District Court, mostly due to the fact that it is “tax return” season.  Individuals receiving their tax refund frequently come down to the court in the hopes that they can take care of their tickets and get their license back.  Obviously this is a very good idea, but most people that do it fall into the...
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Speed Kills: Part II. This time it’s personal.

  The continent of Australia has been kind enough to give us a test example to counteract the tests that are being preformed in Montana as to whether or not driving at a faster rate of speed will, in fact, put the driver and others at greater risk.  Where Montana has taken the time to actually read the science on the subject and reach logical conclusions, Australia, in it’s wisdom,...
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Getting your license back just got a little easier

   Every day that I have worked at 36th District Court over the past few years, I have come across one if not several people who show up to court wanting to “take care of” whatever tickets they have.  They would come to the payment window, and they would expect that they could simply walk into a courtroom and get it done that moment.  When they were told that that was not the...
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Changes Continue at 36th District Court

 Issues continue to mount at 36th District Court due to the changes imposed by the takeover in late May.  Things change on an almost weekly basis, and it can be difficult to keep track of exactly what has been happening.  We had an opportunity to weigh in with the Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly on the changes, which you can read here.  For the most part, some of the changes will affect you...
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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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