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Settlement Allows Sales of Tesla in Michigan

Jan 24, 2020

An agreement between the State of Michigan and Tesla was announced this week allowing Michigan residents to purchase a Tesla and have it serviced in Michigan. Tesla is an MLC client.  Tesla can sell to customers as long as the sale occurs in another state. Upon receiving their vehicle in Michigan, residents will need to […]

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Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Report Delivered

Jan 17, 2020

Following months of work, the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration delivered their report to the state legislature. The final report includes 18 major recommendations, which they hope will make the state a leader in criminal justice reform. Upon officially receiving the report, House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) and Senate Majority Leader […]

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Recall Against State Representative Can Move Forward

Jan 03, 2020

The Michigan Supreme Court ordered the recall petition against Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) is proper and therefor can move forward. A recall petition was approved and circulated in 2019 following his indictment by a federal grand jury for allegedly offering to trade a vote for a campaign donation. However, after the signatures were turned in […]

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Tribal, State, and Federal Judges Attend Fall Meeting

Nov 22, 2019

Members of Michigan’s tribal, state, and federal court systems assembled this week at the Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing for the fall meeting of the Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum. The meeting, which coincides with the national Native American Heritage Month, was hosted by Justice Megan Cavanagh, who serves as the Michigan Supreme […]

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House Passes Expungement Reform Package

Nov 08, 2019

The House of Representatives approved of a plan to expand expungement laws in the state. The proposal would allow hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents to have their prior convictions expunged, under certain circumstances. According to proponents of the bills, when a person has prior convictions expunged, their wages tend to increase shortly thereafter. The […]

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Expungement Reforms Move Forward

Nov 01, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of residents would be eligible to have their criminal records expunged under a proposal reported by the House Judiciary Committee this week.  Currently only individuals with one felony or two misdemeanors qualify for expungement, and they must wait a minimum of five years before they can start the process. This plan would […]

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Plan to Streamline Marijuana Expungements Introduced

Oct 25, 2019

Legislation was introduced that seeks to streamline the marijuana expungement process in Michigan. Under the bill, after a person applies for expungement, if the prosecutor’s office doesn’t object during the allotted time, then the expungement is granted without the need for a hearing. The allotted time to object is 60 days for misdemeanors and 90 […]

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Raise the Age Headed to the Governor’s Desk

Oct 18, 2019

Seventeen-year-olds would no longer be automatically charged as an adult in the criminal justice system under reforms approved by the legislature this week. Under the plan, for the purposes of adjudication or prosecution of criminal offenses a 17-year-old would be treated as minors in most circumstances. However, prosecutors will have discretion, allowing them to waive […]

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