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United States Considers Curbing Deportations

A policy change being considered by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson may shield tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the United States illegally, but do not have serious criminal records, from deportation. If adopted, the change would limit removals of people who have little or no criminal record, but have committed repeat immigration […]

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California Senate Approves New Forensics Bill

The California state Senate recently approved an important bill to help people convicted of crimes due to bad science win new trials [1]. California Senate Bill 1058 (SB1058), introduced by Democratic Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, responds to a 2012 ruling by the California Supreme Court which held that a convicted man was not […]

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Full-Time Students in Michigan Can Now Delay Jury Duty

Public Act 10 of 2014 requires a court to postpone a juror’s term of service until the end of the academic school year if the person is a full-time student enrolled in and attending a college, university, vocational school or any other accredited educational institution. The person must provide satisfactory proof that the juror’s service […]

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Oakland Co. Friend of the Court Accepting Credit Cards for Child Support Payments

The Oakland County Friend of the Court is now accepting credit card payments for child support at the banking window at the Friend of the Court office on Elizabeth Lake Road. Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted. The processing time for credit card payments at the Friend of the Court banking window is […]

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Wayne County Ticket Amnesty Program

Wayne County officials are offering a county-wide ticket amnesty program which will remain in effect through Friday, May 2, 2014.¬†Judge Nancy Blount, Chief Judge of 36th District Court, recently announced civil infractions in default status and/or misdemeanor tickets with judgments can be paid in person. Officials at 36th District Court will waive all late fees […]

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Michigan Cyberstalking Law

Michigan has a new cyberstalking law, also known as the cyber-harassment law. Under this law if you post a threatening or harassing message on the internet, for example on someone’s Twitter or Facebook, without that person’s consent and your message results in unwanted contact that makes the person feel terrorized or harassed, you may face […]

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