Silly Laws in Michigan – A Case for Cleaning Up Outdated Laws

For those who’ve played the game where you’re given three options of potential silly laws and instructed to choose which one is actually still in effect will understand how attorney Bryan Waldman felt researching his most recent WLNS 6 Legel Edge segment. Despite an effort in 2015 to clean up some outdated laws in Michigan, a few still remain on the books.

Silly Laws in Michigan and the Cussing Canoeist

In 2015, Michigan Legislature pushed for a clean up of ...

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Michigan Jury Duty Selection Process and What Happens In the Box

American citizens only have a handful of mandatory civic duties and serving on a jury is one of them. While most people dread jury duty, it should be considered an honor. The U.S. Constitution provides for the right to both civil and criminal trial before a jury of our peers. It’s a foundation of our democratic society and we all benefit from this Constitutional right. However, in order for the system to function, we all must contribute. Bryan Waldman ...

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New Michigan Cyberbullying Law – Definition, Sentencing, and Resources

Unfortunately, cyberbullying is nothing new. Many tragic cases have arisen recently from these types of situations. And while every state, including Michigan, has some sort of cyberbullying law on the books, a new Michigan cyberbullying law went into effect at the end of 2018 which makes cyberbullying a crime punishable by jail time. Attorney Bryan Waldman recently appeared on WLNS Legal Edge to explain more.

New Law Defines Cyberbullying in Michigan

The new law accomplishes three things:

  1. Defines cyberbullying
  2. Makes cyberbullying a crime
  3. Sets ...
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First Step Act – Reforming the Criminal Justice System

The United States has a nationwide imprisonment crisis. Federally, there is mass and incarceration with over 2 million people in federal prison. The First Step Act is the first stride to make a change that the country needs. While Bryan Waldman dedicates the majority of his practice to personal injury claims in Michigan, he also acts as Cooperating Attorney for ACLU of Michigan and as such, has co-counseled a number of civil rights cases. He recently appeared on  Continue Reading →

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Civil Asset Forfeiture in Michigan – What it is and Why it’s Controversial

Civil forfeiture is a hotly debated topic right now across the U.S. In fact, recently the Supreme Court heard a case out of Indiana which led to questioning the legality of forfeiture. Bryan Waldman recently appeared on WLNS 6 Legal Edge to explain the legal implications of civil asset forfeiture in Michigan, what it is, when it’s allowable, and what it means for people suspected of crimes, regardless of guilt.

What is Civil Asset Forfeiture?

For those unfamiliar with this term, ...

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Michigan Snowmobile Laws -Keeping Riders Safe This Winter

Michigan winters can oftentimes last for what seems like forever. However, there’s still tons to do outside in Michigan during the winter. For those who enjoy recreational winter activities, such as snowmobiling, this is a time of year we look forward to. Though snowmobiling is a fun activity, it’s important to know the Michigan snowmobile laws that help keep you safe. Michigan State Police reported 14 deaths the 2017-2018 snowmobiling season, which is actually a lower fatality rate compared to previous ...

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Drive Safe Michigan – Private Property Stop Signs and Emergency Vehicle Passing

Update: New emergency passing law goes into effect on February 13, 2019.

Anyone who’s taken a driver’s training class knows the basic laws that govern Michigan roads. But most of us fail to keep ourselves up-to-date as these regulations change. As part of our commitment to helping Michigan residents better understand the law, we’re starting Drive Safe Michigan. This campaign focuses on sharing traffic law information in an effort to improve Michigan roads and driving.

Michigan car accident attorney, Steve Sinas, ...

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Michigan Proposal 3 – Making Voting Easier and More Secure

Recently passed in the midterms, Michigan Proposal 3 deals with election laws. It will amend the Michigan constitution with the intent of making it easier for people to vote as well as improve the security of elections in the state. Bryan Waldman, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently discussed these changes on WLNS Legal Edge.

Michigan Proposal 3 – Making Voting Easier

There are several ways voting will become easier for Michiganders now that Proposal 3 has passed, including the ...

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Tenant Rights in Michigan – Everything Renters and Landlords Should Know

We hear a lot about landlord-tenant disputes, so it’s important to understand the obligations of landlords as well as tenant rights in Michigan. There are many laws regarding this rental properties, including evictions, security deposits, and maintenance. There are also specifics regarding tenant guests and what happens if they’re injured while on the property.

State laws, local ordinances or codes, and the actual lease itself, which is a legally binding contract between the landlord and the tenant govern these issues.

Tenant ...

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What You Need to Know About the Michigan Marijuana Vote 2018

Updated: December 2018 to reflect the passing of Proposition 1 on November 6, 2018

When the Michigan marijuana vote, also known as Proposition 1, passed on November 6, it brought with it a lot of upcoming changes. WLNS Channel 6 interviewed Michigan personal injury attorney, Bryan Waldman to discuss several unanswered questions and concerns regarding recreational marijuana use in Michigan. Tom Sinas also appeared recently on Fox 17 Know the Law to discuss driving while high and other legal implications. Here’s ...

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