Court Reverses Conviction in Case Where Defendant Not Allowed to Present Defense to Jury

Anastase Markou Court Reverses Conviction in Case Where Defendant Not Allowed to Present Defense to Jury​ KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Feb. 7, 2017 – A driver in Kalamazoo County lost consciousness due to a medical emergency while operating her vehicle.  The car jumped the curb and struck a individual on a lawnmower and that person sustained serious injuries […]

Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Laws

Randall S. Levine Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Laws KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Jan. 25, 2017 – Beginning in 2017, Michigan’s medical marijuana users got new options beyond smoking marijuana for relief.  Those individuals who legally use marijuana for medical reasons are now allowed to use various forms of cannabis. The law now allows for the possession and use of […]

Judge Tells Jury that Police Need to Follow the Forensic Interview Protocols

Randall S. Levine Judge Tells Jury that Police Need to Follow the Forensic Interview Protocols KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Apr. 20, 2016 – In a major victory for defense attorneys across the State of Michigan, a Kalamazoo judge instructed a jury that they could consider the impact of law enforcement’s failure to follow forensic interviewing protocols had on the credibility of a witness in a sexual assault case. Some people […]

Kevin Doerfler Looks to the Future

Randall S. Levine After being Cleared in a Courtroom, Kevin Doerfler Looks to the Future PORTAGE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – It’s been nearly a week since a jury found Portage Schools Assistant Principal Kevin Doerfler not guilty of sexually assaulting a student. Doerfler has been on paid administrative leave since he was charged with criminal […]

Beep. Beep. Don’t Put That Thing On My Car

Randall. S. Levine Beep. Beep. Don’t Put That Thing on My Car KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Mar. 25, 2016 – You are making the rounds stopping by to see your friends and enjoying a nice weekend. Little do you know that the police have put a GPS tracking device on the undercarriage of your car to […]

Kalamazoo Shooting Suspect Suing Uber for $10M, Citing Civil Rights Violation

Randall S. Levine Kalamazoo Shooting Suspect Suing Uber for $10M, Citing Civil Rights Violation KALAMAZOO, Mich. – March 16, 2016 – It would suggest from his writings that he does have some issues with his mental health…” Levine said. Read the full story here. Kalamazoo Shooting Suspect Suing Uber for $10M, Citing Civil Rights Violation […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

It is pretty safe to say that since November of 2008 the topic of medical marijuana has been hot in Michigan. The passing of the Medical Marijuana Act has caused a major upheaval in the legal system and has raised a number of questions in various areas of the law. One topic that has generated […]

What really happens when you are charged with a crime?

Sarissa Montague What really happens when you are charged with a crime? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Oct. 29, 2015 – It’s a beautiful spring day.  Everything is going well until your phone rings.  You recognize the number so you answer the call.  It’s your son John.  He’s been contacted by the police or arrested for drunk […]