Timothy Flynn – Clarkston Legal

People v McQueen

Michigan Supreme Court Outlaws Marijuana Dispensaries

This case arose as a public nuisance case, alleging violations of both the Public Health Code and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act; it forced the issue of whether a business that charges a service fee to facilitate marijuana…more

| Criminal Law, Health
People v Bylsma

Medical Marijuana Michigan Supreme Court Opinion

Recently, the Michigan Supreme Court decided the People v Kolanek case in which the High Court clarified the availability of the immunity provision and the affirmative defenses set forth in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. …more

| Criminal Law, Health
LA County Dept of Children & Family...

Appellate Opinion Grants Marijuana Dad Unsupervised Parenting Time

In California, a medical marijuana smoking father ran into trouble with the Los Angeles County Dept of Children & Family Services. The DCFS interpreted his marijuana use as a sign of neglect, believing the man's 18-month old…more

| Criminal Law, Family Law
Doe and Roe vs Attorney Dean Boland

Child Porn Defense Expert Hit for Civil Judgment; Affirmed on Appeal

This is the 6th Circuit's opinion affirming a district court's award of $300,000 against a child pornography defense expert in the case of Doe and Roe vs Attorney Dean Boland. The civil claim against Boland arose in relation…more

| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
People v France

Defendant's Brief on Appeal [Medical Marijuana Act]

In Oakland County, Michigan, since the passage of the Medical Marijuana Act back in 2008 pursuant to a citizen initiative, the prosecutor has successfully been able to convince district and circuit court judges to adopt a highly…more

| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
People v Walker

Michigan Supreme Court Rejects Spousal Privacy Law Appeal

The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected the interlocutory appeal from a man charged under Michigan's "unauthorized computer access" statute for allegedly hacking into his former wife's computer. Leon Walker suspected his wife…more

| Criminal Law, Privacy
People v Kolanek

Medical Marijuana Opinion of the Michigan Supreme Court

This case establishes that a defendant arrested and charged with possession of marijuana may assert the statutory affirmative defense set forth in Michigan's Medical Marijuana Act [in section 8 of the Act], and in so doing, is…more

| Criminal Law

Social Media and Privacy Law

Thompson Reuters invited me to present a webinar on the topic of social media and privacy law in the family court context. This document is an outline of that webinar presentation, initially rendered on Thursday, February 23,…more

| Family Law, Privacy
People vs Timothy Thompkins, Jr.

Court of Appeals Order Vacating Defendant's Conviction

This is a rare event in an appellate attorney's career: the reversal of a jury trial conviction on appeal. In this case, my client, the defendant, was jury-convicted of CSC 2nd (sexual assault, 2nd degree). Although we…more

| Criminal Law

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