New Laws in Michigan for 2016

By January 1, 2016 January 13th, 2016 Criminal Defense Detroit MI

There are Several New Laws in Michigan for 2016

Best_Criminal_Defense_aggressiveThere are Several News Laws in Michigan for 2016.  There are actually many new laws that will go into effect with the new year, such as an increase in the minimum wage in Michigan. However, the several new laws in Michigan for 2016 discussed here are important to the criminal defense attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. and they believe you should know about them.

Starting January 5, 2016, a driver who is pulled over by police will be able to show proof of their automobile insurance on their telephone or other mobile device and not need to provide a hard copy to the police officer.

Starting on January 18, 2016, there will be new laws relative to service animals in Michigan. It will now be a crime for denial of entry or service to someone with a service animal. It will also be a crime to assault a service animal.  Service dogs will be exempt from licensing fees. It will be now be a misdemeanor to falsely represent an animal as a service animal. Veterans are allowed to have service animals for post traumatic stress disorder.

Also on January 18, 2016, the civil forfeiture laws will change.  Law enforcement will have to abide by new reporting requirements and meet a higher standard in court for seizing and taking ownership of people’s property. Agencies that seize and forfeit property will have to give detailed reports to the state police every year.

Effective January 26, 2016, there will be a ban on powdered alcohol. Federal regulators approved the sale of powered alcohol (just add water) and you have a cocktail.  However, state lawmakers have banned the sale, use or possession of powered alcohol.


New Year – New Changes and Challenges — Contact Michigan’s Premier Criminal Defense Attorneys If You Need Help.

profilesThe end of a year and start of  a new one is often a good time to reflect on the past year and anticipate the future.  The law firm of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has had the great privilege of helping people through some of the worst times in their lives. The firm is proud of its reputation of compassion, effectiveness, respectability, integrity and success. The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are proven winners. The firm’s attorneys are here to help with any criminal law question, problem or issue that you have.  Please contact us at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our attorneys will contact you.

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