Ann Arbor Attorney on The Impact of COVID-19
Criminal defense attorney Dan Geherin of GLG Michigan weighs in on the unprecedented pandemic.
By: Geherin Law Group
Responding to a rising rate of infection, Governor Whitmer's stay-at-home order has resulted in millions of unemployment filings.
An overlooked effect of the quarantine is on the legal system.
Beyond cases for emergency Personal Protection Orders, in-custody trials, and other essential functions, Michigan courts are fully shut down.
This represents an unheard-of disruption to criminal defense proceedings.
Dan Geherin of GLG Michigan states: "Because this is all so new, it will be interesting to see if judges are willing to give credit to defendants who have served extended bond/probation conditions while the courts are closed. Certainly, judges should be open to modifying these conditions or shortening typical probation terms for those who have fully complied during the pandemic. You can bet that as your criminal defense attorney in Washtenaw County, GLG Michigan will be fighting aggressively for our clients who have fully complied on bond/probation during this extended freeze in the justice system."
Dan Geherin is the principal attorney at GLG Michigan, with some 22 years of litigation experience. GLG Michigan serves Washtenaw County and specializes in criminal defense. They can be contacted at 734-263-2780, or at their website: https://www.glgmichigan.com/