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The drugs weren’t even mine!

  But Officer, the drugs weren’t even mine!   Frequently when I represent a client charged with “Possession of Dangerous Drugs”, I get asked either of these two questions: “How could I have been charged with possession? The drugs weren’t even mine!” Or “How... read more

I Get One Phone Call, Right?

    Tom Haviland: I get one phone call, right? Gil Grissom: Sure. Just like in the movies.   –  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002) Season 3, Episode 2 The Accused Is Entitled   So there you have it.  If you are arrested, you are entitled to one... read more

Tate Against The State

Tate Against The State When the state charges you with a crime, it must prove that you committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. It is such an important concept that it is part the instructions that are given to jurors in all criminal trials. But what does that... read more

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

  Beyond a Reasonable Doubt The Law Office of Loyd C. Tate, defends people who have been charged with all levels and types of crimes.   When the state charges you with a crime, they must prove you committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. You are presumed by... read more

The Importance of Lawyering Up

The Importance of Lawyering Up You have probably heard it a hundred times, if not more, on TV: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an... read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Law Office of Loyd C. Tate! For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. -Ralph Waldo Emerson    ... read more

Drive Hammered, Get Nailed

  Know the slogan Drive Hammered, Get Nailed? Well guess what? ‘Tis the season for DUI check points, patrols, and heavy DUI enforcement.   Of course every situation is different and this is not meant to be legal advice for your particular situation, but... read more

Medical Marijuana Cards and DUIs

  Does having a medical marijuana card allow you to smoke marijuana and not be prosecuted for DUI? Absolutely Not! Possessing a medical marijuana card does not prevent a person from being prosecuted for DUI. There is a huge amount of misinformation about medical... read more

Michigan Police Foil Teen Murder Plot

  Michigan Police Foil Teen Murder Plot A breaking story on the news last week, as you may recall, was about three Michigan teenagers who planned to commit mass murder by shooting up two local schools in October. Officials were tipped off and the teenagers were... read more

Bang, Bang…you’re dead.

  Bang, Bang…you’re dead.   Murder – or even attempted murder – is considered to be the most serious crime that can be committed, and a person convicted of murder will face the severest punishment possible. There are different types of... read more

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