The court held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by admitting the defendant’s blood test results, and did not err in sentencing her. She was charged with OWI but convicted of the lesser offense of DWVI. The trial court sentenced her to 3 years’ probation, with 90 days to be served in jail. On appeal, the court rejected her argument that the trial court erred in admitting her blood-test results into evidence because the blood test was not obtained in compliance
A police officer’s warrantless review of the defendant’s laptop data exceeded the scope of the private search conducted earlier that day, and violated his Fourth Amendment rights to be free from an unreasonable search and seizure. Because defendant-Lichtenberger had failed to register as a sex offender, he was arrested at the home he shared with KH. After his arrest, KH “hacked into Lichtenberger’s personal laptop computer, where she discovered a nu mber of images of child po
TRAVERSE CITY – The Michigan appeals court has reinstated charges against a man who admits he was drunk while riding a four-wheeled electric scooter that can go only 4 m.p.h. The issue for the court was whether the scooter qualifies as a vehicle under state law. In a 3-0 decision Wednesday, the court says William Lyon can be prosecuted because he took the scooter onto a public road. The court says Lyon, who is disabled, must follow the "rules of the road." He admits he was dr
Lack of suitable housing, unemployment, and untreated depression was enough to terminate parental rights. The trial court properly terminated the respondent-mother’s parental rights to the child where the statutory grounds for termination were established by clear and convincing evidence and termination was in the child’s best interests. The court held that given the issues leading to adjudication — lack of suitable housing, unemployment, and untreated depression — continued
The Court of Appeals agreed with the Prosecution that "it could be inferred from the evidence that defendant took money from the wallet before throwing the wallet away, and, upon realizing she had been caught, replaced some of the money before handing it over to casino security." Issues:Sufficiency of the evidence to support the defendant's larceny in a building conviction;People v. Sykes; Intent; People v. Pratt; People v. Kissner; People v. Johnson-El; Court costs; MCL 769.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that there was enough evidence for the Plaintiff to continue with his civil-rights lawsuit: Issues: Whether the plaintiff established a prima facie case of race discrimination under Title VII; 42 USC §§ 2000e-2000e-17; Johnson v. Kroger Co.; McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green; Texas Dep't of Cmty. Affairs v. Burdine; Laster v. City of Kalamazoo; Whether there was another "similarly situated employee" who was treated more favorably;Ercegovi
Police officers' suspicion that man was growing too much marijuana enough to support search warrant: The trial court properly denied defendant's motion to suppress the evidence obtained from the search warrant. Also, he waived his right to counsel, and his argument that the trial court erred in allowing him to proceed without counsel had no merit. He was convicted of manufacturing a controlled substance under MCL 333.7401(2)(d)(ii). On appeal, he argued that the trial court e