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Deliver Drugs, Receive Harsher Sentence!

Monday, March 24th, 2008

I had a client this week who I represented on a felony drug charge ? felonious delivery/manufacturing of marijuana. This carries with it a four-year prison sentence and $20,000 fine. And, God forbid, there be previous drug conviction on your record, you can count on it effectively doubling your penalty. Now the truth is, very […]

During Election Time, Non-Profit Orgs. Risk Losing Tax-Exempt Status

Monday, March 17th, 2008

As the 2008 Presidential election gears up, tax-exempt organizations are trying to find ways to inject themselves into the political process. One of the most significant organizations to attempt to sway the electorate, on a local level, are churches. We have seen this as recently as the Reverend Jeremiah Wright scandal which Sen. Obama would, […]

FMLA Extended to Military Families

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has several new provisions for military service members, and specifically their immediate family. For those not affiliated with the military, the FMLA allows qualifying employees as much as 12 weeks of unpaid work leave a year with the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for themselves […]

Estate Recovery & Medicaid

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Because of the recent financial straits of the Michigan government, instead of a spending cut, the Governor implemented an estate-recovery program that will take effect against all Medicaid recipients receiving government assistance after September 30, 2007. What this means is that your estate will now be on the hook for the cost of the Medicaid […]