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New Michigan Law Lets Cops Seize Cash At Airports, No Crime Required

June 22, 2022

Two bills (HB 4631 and HB 4632) that expand civil forfeiture at airports, making it much easier for law enforcement to seize—and permanently keep—cash and other valuables from travelers.

Read more at Forbes

Michigan takes the plunge, becomes latest state to allow swim-up bars

June 15, 2022

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer approved legislation to allow hotels, resorts, water parks and other pool operators with a liquor license to open adults-only swim-up bars.

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Law making unsafe left turns a civil infraction

June 9, 2022

VanSingel said that majority of Michiganders probably didn’t know that such a loophole existed, so he does not expect this new law to impact anyone’s day-to-day activities.


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A Licensing Pop Quiz

June 7, 2022

Most people know very little about the licensing laws the state of Michigan imposes on people wishing to work in certain occupations.


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Some things you should know before you sign a petition in Michigan

June 3, 2022

Under Michigan law petitioners also don’t have to tell you the truth about what you are signing.

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Michigan Expands State's Victims Fund

May 19, 2022

With bipartisan support, the legislature voted through changes including cutting out the 48-hour rule and extending the time to apply to the fund after a crime from one year to five years.

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Black market marijuana thriving in Michigan

May 17, 2022

This undercover detective believes the state's legal market isn't fully established compared to others.


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Erasing thousands more criminal records could boost Michigan’s economy

May 11, 2022

A 2019 study from the University of Michigan; found that within a year of expungement, people saw their wages climb by 23%.


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‘Wyatt’s law’ creates statewide child abuse registry in Michigan

May 9, 2022

The registered database will allow parents and guardians across the state to access accurate information about those convicted of child abuse in Michigan.


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Why a Jeep owner is sued after dealership employee was killed during oil change

May 5, 2022

The unnamed Jeep owner could be held liable for millions of dollars in damages because, under Michigan law, if someone is injured or killed and a vehicle is involved, the owner of the car is responsible.

Read more at Fox2Detroit

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