2018 MICHIGAN OPIOID LAWS

New 2018 Michigan Opioid Laws will limit greatly the number of opioids that doctors are allowed to prescribe patients suffering from acute pain. You can learn more about the changes to the Michigan Opioid Laws via the PDF below which was produced by Michigan License and Regulatory Affairs and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

If you or any you know that has been arrested for Doctor shopping (soliciting multiple doctors) — refers to an individual visiting multiple physicians to attain prescriptions for controlled substances, such as opioids, steroids or stimulants under false pretenses in order to abuse, sell or distribute unlawfully. They will need a strong knowledgeable Michigan Drug Defense Attorney to defend them of being accused of Doctor shopping.

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/LARA_DHHS_Opioid_Laws_FAQ_05-02-2018_622175_7.pdf

Carrying a firearm Under the Influence in Michigan

Carrying a firearm Under the Influence in Michigan is a serious offense. Below is a link to the Michigan State Police website that explains what the BAC thresholds are consequences. If you or someone you know, has been arrested for carrying a firearm Under the Influence in Michigan, you need to contact a good reputable Michigan Firearm Defense Attorney to help you defend your charges appropriately.

https://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-1878_1591_3503_4654-10961–,00.html

Resisting Arrest in Michigan

Resisting Arrest in Michigan, Michael L Steinberg Michigan Assault Defense Lawyer

Been charged with Resisting Arrest in Michigan for the very first time, this doesn’t make you a criminal or a bad person. It’s quite common that a good person will get themselves unfortunately into a bad situation, which results in them being charged with Resisting Arrest in Michigan.

According to Michigan Legislature Section 750.81d, assaulting, battering, resisting, obstructing, or opposing a person performing their legal duty is a felony criminal offense, which can result in both jail time and significant fines. The definition of “a person” as used in this statute includes state or local police, campus police, conservation officers, sheriffs, constables, peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, or search and rescue teams.

Any resistance or opposition could result in criminal charges, and this legislation is by no means limited to physical assault on an officer. If you have been charged with resisting arrest, you need to contact a Macomb Criminal Defense Attorney now to discuss your case and work through the best legal actions you can take. Mr. Steinberg is always available 24/7 for clients, and can immediately begin working to protect your rights.

Michigan Sex Assault Prevention Bills

Michigan Sex Assault Prevention Bill, Michael L Steinberg Criminal Defense Lawyer

This recently written article on Michigan Sex Assault Prevention Bills in the Detroit Free Press that talks about the Bills that was passed by the Michigan Senate. However, the bills — SB 871-880 — now move to the House of Representatives for consideration.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/03/14/sex-assault-prevention-bills-michigan-senate/426265002/

 

Michigan State Police roadside drug testing

Michigan State Police roadside drug testing, Michael L Steinberg Macomb Defense Lawyer

The Michigan State Police roadside drug testing has announced five counties where the testing pilot program will begin on Nov. 8.  You can read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2z0NkDt

You do not have to submit to a saliva sample.  It is a civil infraction.  Michigan DREs are junk science.

Other than marijuana (see below for medical marijuana), prescription drug users MAY have a defense for operating with the presence of a controlled substance.  There is a defense of therapeutic levels.  That is the sample has a level consistent with that as prescribed by the doctor

TO MY MEDICAL MARIJUANA CLIENTS, I want to remind you that you are still permitted to operate a vehicle after you’ve consumed your medicine, provided YOU ARE A CARDHOLDER.   The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that the government must prove actual impairment for these class of drivers.  A difficult task being there is no quantified level for THC also known as the therapeutic level which is considered acceptable.  Patient a needs a different level of THC than Patient B.  Along with many studies showing that THC does not impair driving.

When hiring a lawyer, for these cases, make sure they are plugged into the Defenses.