Blog Posts Tagged with Alcohol

Minor in possession charge inching closer to decriminalization

by: Matt Newburg

March 8, 2016 at 6:03 AM EST

Persons under the age of 21 caught consuming or purchasing alcohol may soon face a civil infraction, rather than a misdemeanor, under legislation that recently passed the Michigan Senate.

Senate Bills 332 and 333, sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), are now being considered by the House Committee on Criminal Justice. 

According to the Michigan State Police, more than 6,000 people faced minor in possession (MIP) charges in 2013. Sen. Jones has called it “outrageous” to make it a...

Firearms and Preliminary Breath Tests in Michigan

by: Matt Newburg

February 19, 2016 at 8:53 AM EST

The Michigan Court of Appeals in People v Booker have issued a published opinion on the suppression of Preliminary Breath Tests (PBT’s) in Michigan.  Mr. Booker was charged with one count of possession of a firearm while being under the influence.  The District Court suppressed the PBT results and the Court of Appeals has reversed that decision. 

On October 31, 2015 Farmington Hills Police Department were sent to investigate a robbery. While searching the parking lot, they found Mr....