Monday, January 20, 2020

Do You Have Questions About Probation?


“What does it mean to probation?”

“What will I have to do on probation?”

“What happens if I violate probation?”

“How long will I be on probation?”


These are some of the most common questions those charged with a crime have. Dan Geherin, owner of the Geherin Law Group PLLC in Ann Arbor, is an ex-prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney who only handles cases with a criminal justice element. As part of this practice, GLG handles hundreds of criminal defense cases each year. In many of these cases, clients end up on probation. For most criminal charges, a guilty plea or conviction often ends up with a sentence including “probation.”

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Geherin Law Group
Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, January 3, 2020

What Exactly is Probation?

Have you been charged with a crime and worried about how sentencing and probation works?


You need a criminal defense attorney in Ann Arbor who understands your circumstances.


Dan Geherin - Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor


Dan Geherin, owner of the Geherin Law Group PLLC in Ann Arbor, is an ex-prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney who only handles cases with a criminal justice element. As part of this practice, GLG handles hundreds of criminal defense cases each year. In many of these cases, clients end up on probation. And, that’s when the questions begin:
  • “What does it mean to probation?”
  • “What will I have to do on probation?”
  • “What happens if I violate probation?”
  • “How long will I be on probation?”

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Geherin Law Group PLLC

Criminal Defense Attorney Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Charged with a CSC? - Felony Defense Attorney

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In Michigan, sex offense allegations are generally grouped under the category of “Criminal Sexual Conduct”—known commonly by the acronym, “CSC.” These charges range from date-rape allegations on school campuses, to improper workplace relationships, to molestation. Being charged with a CSC of any type requires a strong, zealous defense to either exonerate the improperly accused or minimize the potential sentence exposure.



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Geherin Law Group

Experienced felony Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges Requires an Experienced Felony Defense Attorney

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CSC charges are formally brought by the State Prosecutor, not by the individual complainant/alleged victim. However, these charges are occasionally levied by a disgruntled/jealous/regretful partner, or by an angry spouse aiming to get advantage in a divorce/custody fight. Likewise, people are often charged despite no physical evidence at all, and only upon the word of the complainant. Under Michigan law, the complainant’s testimony need not be corroborated for a CSC conviction, so it’s often important for a person to try to “prove his or her innocence,” which is completely abhorrent to our criminal justice system.

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Geherin Law Group

Experienced Felony Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Michigan Changes Age for Juvenile Offenders

17-Year-Olds now qualify as juvenile offenders instead of adults.


Now that the law will be changing, parents of 17-year-old kids arrested for an offense will be able to breathe a sigh of relief----but they will also need to find a juvenile defense specialist, which is not easy to do. Many criminal defense attorneys have never handled a single juvenile case is their whole career, and aren’t comfortable wading into a court system with which they have no experience or knowledge.

Dan Geherin, owner of the Geherin Law Group in Ann Arbor is a former prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney who has been practicing juvenile law for over two decades. Since starting his career as a juvenile court prosecutor in 1996, he has been defending juveniles -- and reassuring their parents -- for 20+years. He has helped thousands of juvenile clients in that timeframe. Dan has truly separated himself as an attorney dedicated to helping juveniles navigate their way through a very scary and uncertain process, and his firm has success in handling juvenile cases throughout Michigan.

Click Here to learn more about the new laws for juvenile offenders. 


Geherin Law Group
Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

17-Year-Olds Now Qualify as Juveniles


17-Year-Olds are no longer automatically charged as adults in Michigan.  


On October 31, 2019, Michigan’s Governor signed a law changing the maximum age of juvenile criminal jurisdiction from 16 to 17 years of age. Effective October 2021, 17-year-olds are no longer automatically treated as adults in Michigan’s Criminal Justice System. Michigan joins the vast majority of states which make 18 the starting point for adult jurisdiction. Until this change takes place, 17-year-old kids who allegedly commit crimes must be charged as adults.



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Geherin Law Group
Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

Monday, October 21, 2019

Domestic and Non-Domestic PPOs

PPOs are generally divided into two categories:  Domestic and Non-Domestic.  Domestic categories require that the Petitioner (person seeking the PPO) and Respondent (person against whom the PPO is sought) have a current or past relationship (usually defined as marriage, dating, living together, or child in common).  Non-Domestic encompasses all other relationships.  To get a PPO, a Petitioner has to show a need for protection, usually some legitimate fear of intimidation/harassment in the relationship.  Judges can sign these PPOs “ex-parte,” meaning without a hearing and only upon the Petitioner’s written request.  However, if the Judge requires testimony before signing the PPO, then a hearing will be scheduled at which both the Petitioner and Respondent would testify and a judge would decide if enough evidence exists to sign the Order. 

Do You Have Questions About Probation?

“What does it mean to probation?” “What will I have to do on probation?” “What happens if I violate probation?” “How long will I be...