With the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanagh to the United States Supreme Court and the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford being displayed across our television screens and Google, we have to ask ourselves, as a society, is there a line in the sand when it comes to the accusation of rape? While the words…

The 47th Annual “Hash Bash” was not just a festival for those that smoke cannabis to get together but it was also a lucrative criminal enterprise for the Michigan State Police Department and the City of Ann Arbor. Every year in our state, the festival of “Hash Bash” occurs on the first week of April…

Sometimes in life and litigation, the key to winning and losing is the strength of your team. In criminal litigation, especially in the state of Michigan, the qualification of of expert can be a grueling task. With that stated, the case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.[1]has changed the dynamic of expert testimony. Let’s review the topic by…

In Michigan, the law on statutory rape is one of the most severe in the United States. In recent years, the law has transitioned from the former “Romeo and Juliet” laws to a strict age of consent with little tolerance for those with no intent of committing a crime. Matthew McManus, Ravi Gurumurthy and Scott Grabel of…

In what looked like an impossible hurdle to climb, the law firm of Grabel and Associates shocked the state of Michigan by winning their second decision before the Michigan Supreme Court in less than a 3-week time span when the highest court of the state overturned the “People v. Alexander” decision that was rendered before the Michigan…

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