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  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: August 25, 2012

For decades there has been an ongoing debate about why cannabis should be legalized in the United States. Without a doubt, the war on drugs costing Americans over one trillion dollars has not been successful, according to drug czar Gil Kerlikowske. He is quick to say that one of the most unsuccessful drug campaigns has been the long standing fight…Read More

  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: August 20, 2012

Over the last decade or so there has been a movement to change the way prosecutors handle domestic abuse cases. The prosecutorial policy changes have revolved around a “no drop” policy, which in essence keeps the victim of domestic violence from being able to withdraw the complaint once the charges have been filed. Such policy also gives the freedom to…Read More

  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: August 15, 2012

The voters in many states elect the judiciary all the way up to the State Supreme Court. In Michigan we have seven Supreme Court Justices who are elected to eight year terms, subject to retaining their position on the bench by being reelected at the end of the term. Federal Judges are nominated by the President to the bench for…Read More

  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: August 8, 2012

While the debate continues about the merits of ‘Open Carry’ versus ‘Concealed Carry,’ every state has differing opinions and laws regulating firearms. Open Carry refers to openly carrying a firearm in public, whereas Concealed Carry describes carrying firearms that cannot be readily seen by the public. The Open Carry advocates argue that the sight of a weapon acts as a…Read More

  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: June 8, 2012

Whether it is sold as K2, Spice, Black Mamba, Aroma, Mr. Smiley, Eclipse, Dream, Blaze or Red X Dawn, synthetic marijuana has been on the market since around 2006. These products are touted as teas, herbs or incense and are generally peddled in convenience stores and smoke shops as “aromatic potpourri,” with nothing more than a warning that they are…Read More

  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: May 10, 2012

In this age of high technology, text messages, cell phone records, cell phone photos, tweets and Facebook and MySpace information are a part of our everyday lives that document our friends, likes, dislikes and whereabouts for the world to see. What has become America’s fascination is increasingly creeping into the courtrooms across the country as criminal evidence. Whether it is…Read More

  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: April 28, 2012

Of course no one should drink enough to be over the legal limit and drive a vehicle. It goes without saying. But it happens – and if you are charged with Operating While Intoxicated, or OWI, commonly misunderstood as Drunk Driving, then you must know your rights. Just because you made one mistake, and got behind the wheel after the…Read More

  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: April 14, 2012

This blog contains excerpts from Scott Weinberg’s CBS Radio interview with Public Radio co-host Celeste Headlee, on “The Takeaway.” You can take the girl out of Detroit, but you can’t take Detroit out of the girl. I know you weren’t born here, but you have spent a fair amount of time in Detroit and throughout the Midwest as an NPR…Read More

  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: December 4, 2011

Of course no one should drink enough to be over the legal limit and drive a vehicle. It goes without saying. But it happens and if you are charged with Operating While Intoxicated, or OWI, commonly misunderstood as Drunk Driving, then you must know your rights. Your first mistake was getting behind the wheel after that office party and driving…Read More

  • By: Scott Weinberg
  • Published: June 14, 2010

This blog contains excerpts from Scott Weinberg’s CBS Radio interview with ACLU attorney Dan Korobkin. Medical marijuana – is it a sham? A liability? A reprieve? Or is this new legal leniency a joke? As a criminal defense attorney, I’ve represented many people charged with possession of marijuana. Now, they are trying to plead legal under the medical marijuana law.…Read More

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