Michigan Telemarketing Laws and the Do Not Call List

Telemarketing and robocalls seem to be on the rise, and if you’ve received one of these calls during dinner, while trying to get out the door, or basically any other time, you know how annoying they can be. And while there’s no definite end in sight, there are Michigan telemarketing laws and a federal effort to help curtail these disturbances in the future.

Telemarketing Laws – Do Not Call Registry

If you haven’t already, register your landline and mobile phone on the ...

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Unreasonable Search and Seizure – Vehicle Passenger Rights and Tire Chalking in Michigan

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects an individual from unreasonable search and seizure of their person, home, papers, and effects. However, a few recent cases have brought vehicle searches into the spotlight. In essence, both state and federal courts have struggled time and again when dealing with searches of motor vehicles. A person’s car can become caught in a gray area – halfway between being home and in private and out in the public. In general, law enforcement ...

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Statutes of Limitations in Michigan – Importance and Examples

Tom Sinas, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law segment to explain the statutes of limitations in Michigan. In essence, statutes of limitations are deadlines for which a lawsuit can be filed. Tom explains the importance of the statutes of limitations in Michigan for our justice system regarding both civil and criminal cases.

Basic Rule of Statutes of Limitations in Michigan

The basic rule of statutes of limitations in Michigan is this – the legal proceeding has ...

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Recent Proposals to Reform the Michigan Bail System

Michigan lawmakers are currently scrutinizing and debating the state’s bail system.  Tom Sinas recently appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law to update Michigan citizens on the possible reform. Though Tom is now primarily a Grand Rapids personal injury lawyer, his previous work as a prosecuting attorney means he has background and experience with the criminal justice system.

Michigan Bail System – What It Is, What It Isn’t

Contrary to popular belief, bail is not intended to act as ...

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Potential Changes Could Be Coming to Michigan’s Drunk Driving Limit

Michigan roads could become a lot safer in the near future. Potential bills to change the drunk driving limit in Michigan would help reduce the dangers that come with driving while intoxicated. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law. Tom explains the current drunk driving limits and laws as well as describes the changes that could be coming.

Drunk and Super Drunk Driving Limit

Michigan’s current drunk driving laws categorize drunk ...

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Construction Site Safety & Other Workplace Regulations

It’s no secret that construction sites can be dangerous, especially to those working within them. Construction site safety is imperative in keeping workers safe from injuries and sometimes even death. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s “Know the Law” to help Michigan workers understand safety standards and laws implemented to keep them safe.

Importance of MIOSHA & Construction Site Safety

Warmer weather is nearing, which means more construction sites are popping up around ...

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Everything to Know About the New Michigan Sick Time Law

For many sick employees, there’s an internal debate over whether to stay home or suffer through their illness at work. However, some workers don’t have this problem due to their lack of sick time availability to begin with. When employees show up to work despite being sick, they risk spreading germs and illness to their fellow employees. Thankfully, as of March 26th, 2019, a new Michigan sick time law took effect. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, ...

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Michigan Beach Walking Laws – What’s Public and What’s Private?

As Michigan’s infamous summer seemingly inches closer, you might be wondering, “Where are the public beaches near me?” And the answer is more ambiguous than you might think. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law recently to help beachgoers understand their rights regarding Michigan beach walking laws and outlines where you can and cannot walk along the infamous shoreline of West Michigan.

Michigan Beach Walking Laws in the Spotlight

A recent case ...

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Short Term Rentals – What Landlords Should Know Before Listing Their Home

With about 150 million users, Airbnb is taking short term rentals by storm. The ability to stay in someone’s home offers a unique way to feel like a local when traveling as well as an alternative to hotels. However, this type of accommodation raises some legal questions and Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, Tom Sinas, recently appeared on Fox 17 Know the Law to explain more.

Short Term Rentals Up for Debate

In Michigan, local ordinances are allowed ...

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How to Access the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act, while used widely by news and media outlets, is available to anyone with the purpose of holding government officials accountable. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17 Know the Law to explain how and when the public can use it.

Differentiating Between Michigan Freedom of Information Act and Federal FOIA

There are two types of Freedom of Information Acts – one on the federal level and one on ...

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