Marijuana Conditional Discharge

Marijuana Conditional Discharge: What is it and How Does it Work?    If you have been accused of Possession of Marijuana, there are many issues your attorney will review in deciding how to proceed with your case. One thing you might have to consider is whether you qualify for possession of marijuana conditional discharge (PL […]

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What is the attorney client privilege

The attorney client privilege is at the heart of the practice of law. It holds that, except for a few instances where the attorney client privilege does not apply, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you tell your lawyer MUST be kept secret between the two of you. Specifically, your attorney is legally prohibited from disclosing anything you […]

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Indiana Drunk Driving Laws, Penalties, and Consequences

Indiana Drunk Driving Laws, Penalties, and Consequences   Below you will learn about the penalties for an OWI/DUI conviction in Indiana.   Indiana officially uses the term “operating while intoxicated” (OWI) instead of “driving under the influence” (DUI). However, some people still use DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) to refer […]

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How Long Does A DUI/DWI Conviction Remain On Your Criminal Record

How Long Does a DUI/DWI Conviction Stay on Your Criminal Record?   DUI convictions generally “washout” after a certain period of time and no longer count as priors. The consequences you face for a DUI/DWI conviction depend on various factors. However, among these factors, the number of prior DUI convictions you have tends to be […]

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How To Make Sure You Get Paid By Collecting On An Indiana Judgement

In law, a judgment is the formal decision made by an Indiana court following a lawsuit. At the same time the court may also make a range of court orders, such as imposing a sentence upon a guilty defendant in a criminal matter, or providing a remedy for the plaintiff in a civil matter. This […]

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What gets decided during a custody hearing

What Gets Decided in My Custody Case?   Your custody case will address the issues of custody (who the child lives with and who makes decisions for the child), parenting time, and child support.   Legal Custody and Physical Custody   There are two types of custody, legal and physical.   Legal custody   Legal […]

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How to file a custody case for a child living outside of Michigan

Where Should I File My Custody Case?   You must file your custody case in your child’s “home state.” A court in any of the states in which The Lockwood Legal Group, LLC practices, which currently include Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, will only have jurisdiction if that state is your child’s home state.    […]

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How to establish Michigan paternity involving a married woman

How to establish Michigan paternity when a pregnant woman is married   There are three main ways to establish paternity in Michigan. Those methods are: Both parties signing an Affidavit of Parentage before a notary public Having a court order paternity determination through a DNA test Being married to a woman at the time she […]

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How To File For Custody In Michigan

Who Can file a Child Custody Case in Michigan?   Sometimes a person other than a parent can file a custody case, such as a grandparent or legal guardian. This article talks only about the most common type of custody case: between the child’s parents. If you are a guardian or non-parent relative who wants […]

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