Students in Michigan have due process rights at school

Sarissa Montague Students in Michigan have due process rights in school By Sarissa Montague SarissaMontague@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – Dec. 18, 2019 — It is terrifying to be sitting at work one day when you receive a call from your child’s school informing you that your child has been accused of doing something wrong so he or […]

A Key Take Away from the State Bar of Michigan’s Marijuana Law Conference

Sarissa Montague A key take away from the State Bar of Michigan’s Marijuana Law Conference By Sarissa Montague SarissaMontague@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – Dec. 2, 2019 — I recently I attended the fourth annual Marijuana Law Conference, sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan’s Marijuana Law Section, along with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education     […]

How to hire a drunk driving attorney after a DUI offense

Sarissa Montague How to hire a drunk driving attorney after a DUI offense By: Sarissa Montague smontague@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – Nov. 6, 2019 — While practicing criminal defense throughout the past decade, I often find myself explaining that the majority of my clients are regular folks who happen to find themselves in situations they never once […]

Drug Testing: Negatives, Positives, False Positives and Confirmations

Sharan Levine Drug Testing: Negatives, Positives, False Positives and Confirmations Oral fluids are key to upholding truth in our justice system By: Sharan Levine SLevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – Aug. 26, 2019 — Drug and alcohol test results are often critical evidence offered by the prosecution in cases where the alleged violation of a criminal statute requires […]

Criminal sexual conduct and the Rape Shield Law

Randall Levine Criminal sexual conduct and the Rape Shield Law By: Randall Levine randalllevine@levine-levine.com KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Aug. 20, 2019 — When a person is charged with criminal sexual conduct, it is important to look at the history of the complaining witness. Is this a person who has made false accusations of criminal sexual conduct […]

Levine’s Anastase Markou featured as legal expert via Skype in WZZM 13 segment

Anastase Markou Levine’s Anastase Markou featured as legal expert via Skype in WZZM 13 segment KALAMAZOO, MICH. – July 25, 2019 — WZZM 13 featured Levine & Levine Criminal Defense Attorney Anastase Markou as a legal expert via Skype regarding a recent Michigan Supreme Court decision that overturned a 2015 DUI case due to a […]

Why everyone charged with a crime should have a lawyer

Sarissa Montague Why everyone charged with a crime should have a lawyer By Sarissa Montague SarissaMontague@levine-levine.com KALAMAZOO, MICH. – July 1, 2019– Every time a person goes into court, there are significant consequences that result from the decisions they make. This applies even when that person leaves court without making a decision, because not making […]

Michigan Supreme Court ruling search of passenger’s items violates Fourth Amendment

Randall Levine Michigan Supreme Court ruling search of passenger’s item violates Fourth Amendment By: Randall Levine randalllevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – June 18, 2019 – In the recently decided case of People v Mead, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement cannot search a passenger’s backpack without a search warrant or consent to search by the […]

Goodbye and good riddance to Michigan’s old drug forfeiture law

Goodbye and good riddance to Michigan’s old drug forfeiture law​ By: Randall Levine randalllevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN- June 17, 2019 – Michigan’s forfeiture law has changed for the better and it will now be more likely to curtail former police abuse. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a piece of legislation that will have a dramatic impact on […]