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Michigan’s Red Flag Bills

Over the last few months, we have been discussing what are red flag laws, do they work, and how they intersect with Due Process. In the final blog in this series, we will explore what has happened in Michigan with red flag laws and what you can do.

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A question of reliability in Michigan’s breathalyzers

Michigan State Police placed its 203 breathalyzer machines out of service in light of questions about their reliability. Now, suspected drunk drivers can expect to be transported to a local hospital and have their blood drawn to determine their blood alcohol content.

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Conservatorships in Michigan

As children, we think our parents are invulnerable and do not need assistance from us. The truth is that as our parents age, they may need our assistance. This is especially true, if our parents did not plan ahead for who will manage their financial affairs when they are no longer able to do so. In Michigan, the one answer for these individuals is a conservatorship.

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Due Process Intersecting with Red Flag Laws

In the past, we have examined the history of red flag laws, the arguments both for and against the adoption of red flags laws, and the studies that evaluated how effective the adoption of such laws has been in those states. This week, we are addressing the intersection of due process rights and red flag […]

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Red Flag Laws: Are They Effective?

Over the last few weeks, I have been blogging about the trend across the country to pass what is referred to as “red flag” laws. So far, we have explored what they are, the names that are used to refer to them, and both sides of the argument in support or opposed to red flag […]

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