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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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.

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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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Breastfeeding Laws in Michigan – Accommodations for Nursing Mothers and Children

It’s a topic of debate in many circles, and a lot of new moms don’t know what rights and protections are afforded them with regard to nursing their children. Recently, attorney Bryan Waldman appeared on WLNS Legal Edge to discuss breastfeeding laws in Michigan and the accommodations working mothers are legally entitled to.

Federal Breastfeeding Laws

Under the Michigan statute known as the breastfeeding anti-discrimination law, nursing mothers are afforded the right to breastfeed both in private and in public. This ...

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Drunk Driving Laws in Michigan

It’s common knowledge that drinking and driving in the state is illegal. But do you know all the laws pertaining to this topic? We cover the topic often because we think it’s that important to Michigan residents to understand. Grand Rapids car accident attorneyTom Sinas, and Bryan WaldmanMichigan personal injury lawyer, both appeared in the media recently to discuss drunk driving laws in Michigan.

Ins and Outs of Drunk Driving Laws in Michigan

Operating a vehicle with the blood ...

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