Monday, October 14, 2019

Restraining Order vs. "PPO"

Many people have heard the term “Restraining Order.” But, in Michigan, restraining orders are actually known by a confusing acronym, “PPO,” which stands for Personal Protection Order. PPOs are court orders signed by a Circuit Court Judge which typically prevent any contact with a protected person. They are civil orders, and are therefore sought by individuals, not by prosecutors or police. And they are often signed by Family Court Judges, and held before those judges. 

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Common Questions About "PPOs"

Every day, Dan answers calls from people seeking to get or defend a PPO, many of whom ask the same questions:
“How do I get a PPO?”
“Do I have to testify in court to get or defend a PPO?”
“What happens if I violate the PPO?”
“How will a PPO entered against me affect my job, my life, my record?”
“How long will the PPO last?”

Friday, September 20, 2019

Common Questions from People Charged with Retail Fraud

When people face Retail Fraud charges, they often have these questions:
“Is Retail Fraud a misdemeanor or felony?”
“How do I prove my innocence if I didn’t commit this offense?”
“Will I go to jail/prison if I’m guilty?”
“What is a Civil Demand Notice?”
“If I return the goods, will the whole criminal charge simply go away?”
In Michigan, Retail Fraud is generally defined as “the taking of property from a store that was open to the general public, and with the specific intent to deprive the store of ownership.” If a someone steals from a person, building, or home, it’s a distinct (separate) theft offense and not Retail Fraud. Only where there is a “retail establishment” involved (hence, Retail Fraud) is this charge appropriate. If the person is an employee of the establishment it would be Embezzlement and not Retail Fraud. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dan Geherin's Track Record of "Leaving the Scene" Cases

Dan Geherin, owner of the Geherin Law Group PLLC (GLGMichigan) in Ann Arbor, has defended hundreds of Leaving the Scene/Failing to Report cases in his 22+year career.  Dan has a long, verifiable track record of success defending these allegations, both in terms of trial victories, voluntary dismissals and successful negotiations. He’s also a driver’s license specialist (see his website,, so he knows how to answer questions about license consequences and help client avoid the pitfalls of these charges and the effect they have on a person’s ability to drive. 
If you’re being investigated or charged with “Hit and Run” allegations in Ann Arbor or throughout Washtenaw County, please contact Dan and his firm at GLG Michigan immediately. We’ll thoroughly explain the laws and determine whether a viable defense exists for your charge.
Schedule a free consultation online at or call (734) 263-2780 (we’re open 24/7).

Monday, August 12, 2019

Common Domestic Violence Questions

Every day, Dan answers calls from people facing allegations of Domestic Violence. Many ask these same questions:
“What is Domestic Violence? What must be proven?”
“Is Domestic Violence a misdemeanor, or felony?”
“How do I prove my innocence if I didn’t commit this offense”
“Will I go to jail/prison if I’m guilty of Domestic Violence?”
“If my spouse wants the charges dismissed, will the whole criminal charge simply go away?”
Domestic Violence charges are brought by the State, City or Township Prosecutor—not by the individual complainant/alleged victim. Charges range from a 93-day maximum misdemeanor offense to a 4-year maximum felony offense. What typically explains the wide difference in charges? Two factors: Degree of Injury and Prior Domestic Violence conviction(s) (if applicable).
Unfortunately, these charges are occasionally imposed by a disgruntled lover or angry spouse aiming to get advantage in a divorce/custody fight. Likewise, people are often arrested for Domestic Violence when in reality the complainant/alleged victim does not want or request prosecution.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

The Challenge for Criminal Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ann Arbor are often tasked with this challenge:  Meeting people at their worst, while simultaneously instilling confidence that personal justice can be achieved. As importantly, Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Attorneys must be willing and ready to stand up and fight--intelligently and aggressively--for clients who are facing life-altering consequences of a criminal conviction. In those times of need, they need an Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Attorney committed to both results and client service.  With Dan and GLG Michigan, those are the triple-goals of their firm: Personal Attention, Personal Results, and Personal Justice. That’s our slogan and the mantra by which we defend all criminal charges cases in Ann Arbor and throughout Southeastern Michigan. 

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Dan Geherin Returned to His Roots in Ann Arbor

After six years, Dan left California and returned to his roots in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan. Since then, he has proudly defined himself as an “Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Attorney,” establishing offices in Kerrytown, on Main Street, and now on Eisenhower Parkway across from the Ann Arbor Fire Station. For the last two decades, Dan has been widely recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Ann Arbor, defending every type of case from traffic offenses to high-profile homicide cases. He has received countless accolades for his work in the criminal defense field, and as of 2019, is the only board-certified criminal trial attorney in Ann Arbor (and one of only 3 in the State of Michigan). Most importantly, he has earned the respect and trust of his peers, of the judges, and of the police and prosecutors. 

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Restraining Order vs. "PPO"

Many people have heard the term “Restraining Order.” But, in Michigan, restraining orders are actually known by a confusing acronym, “PPO,” ...