I have a CCW permit so why can’t I carry my gun wherever I want?

Randall S. Levine I have a CCW permit so why can’t I carry my gun wherever I want? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Jan. 2, 2019 –  You have attended the classes, gone to the range and paid your fees. You survived a criminal background check and have obtained a concealed carry permit. You may think you are entitled to […]

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Sarissa Montague Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Dec. 13, 2018 – The Lansing State Journal talked with Levine & Levine Attorney Sarissa Montague about how Michigan’s new recreational marijuana law poses differing legal interpretations for what constitutes as “driving under the influence of marijuana.” Unlike drunk driving, which has a 0.08 threshold […]

Recreational Pot Is Now Legal In Michigan

Sarissa Montague POT SOON TO BE LEGAL; NOW WHAT? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Nov. 20, 2018 –On November 7, 2018 Michigan voters convincingly voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by persons over the age of 21. With the passing of the Proposal 1 adults over 21 in Michigan will legally be allowed to purchase, […]

Criminal Sexual Conduct – Should I Take a Police Polygraph?

Randall Levine Criminal Sexual Conduct – Should I Take a Police Polygraph? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Sept. 27, 2017 – Criminal Sexual Conduct charges are extremely serious.  Often times there is no physical evidence to support the claims of a complainant who may have ulterior motives to make an accusation.  Consequently, it is not uncommon for the […]

Prosecutor refuses to charge man living with Dementia

Anastase Markou Prosecutor announces decision not to charge man living with Dementia KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Oct. 10, 2018 – On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, Kent County, Michigan, Prosecutor Chris Becker announced a decision not to charge a 61-year-old man living with dementia in the death of his roommate at an assisted living center. The victim was […]

Self Defense and Medical Marijuana in Michigan

Randall S. Levine The Case of Self Defense and Medical Marijuana in Michigan KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Oct. 3, 2018 – WWMT TV spoke with Randall Levine about Michigan’s self defense laws after murder charges were filed in a case involving medical marijuana in Kalamazoo Township. The individual being charged claims the victim was attempting to steal […]

Levine & Levine Attorneys weigh in on Kavanaugh Blasey Ford Hearings

Randall S. Levine Sarissa Montague Levine & Levine Attorneys weigh in on the Kavanaugh Blasey Ford Hearings KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Sept. 28, 2018 – Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Thursday, Sept 27, regarding allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford, Kalamazoo-based criminal law attorneys from Levine & […]

Judge Rules to Allow Important Evidence in Mattawan Officer Involved Shooting Charges

Sarissa Montague Judge Rules to Allow Important Evidence in Mattawan Officer Involved Shooting Charges Kalamazoo, Mich. – Aug. 23, 2018: Attorney Sarissa Montague of Kalamazoo-based Levine & Levine, was able to convince a judge that two key items must be presented during the trial of Mattawan, Michigan, police officer Chelsey Omilian. In November 2017, Omilian […]

Anastase Markou Wins Appeal on Operating While Intoxicated Case

Anastase Markou Anastase Markou Wins Appeal on Operating While Intoxicated Case Kalamazoo, Mich. – Aug. 20, 2018: Attorney Anastase Markou of Levine & Levine won an appeal regarding an operating while intoxicated case in Kalamazoo County. In the case, DeHaan vs. the People of the State of Michigan, Judge Gary C. Giguere Jr. ruled on […]

Criminal Sexual Conduct: Cross Examining the Complainant With Mental Health Issues

Randall S. Levine Criminal Sexual Conduct: Cross Examining the Complainant With Mental Health Issues KALAMAZOO, MICH. – August 9, 2018 – Often times complaining witnesses in Criminal Sexual Conduct cases make false accusations due to mental illness.  Mental illness is commonplace in our society. People who suffer from Bipolar Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder are capable of […]