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Kalamazoo is the major city of the Kalamazoo-Portage metropolitan and is home to four of Western Michigan University’s campuses. Coincidentally, Kalamazoo is also the home to several large breweries, most popular of which is Bell’s. Kalamazoo has also tasted fame by way of song lyrics in “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Johnny Cash, “Kalamazoo” by Ben Folds Five, “Down on the Corner” by CCR and others.
Lawyers in Kalamazoo are experienced in a variety of legal fields. One may find attorneys for cases involving divorce, wills & trust, bankruptcy, business, criminal, employment, family, immigration, real estate, personal injury and many other fields. A qualified attorney will be familiar with the legal field that pertains to your case.
Recently, an Illinois man has opposed extradition to Michigan, essentially opposing Michigan’s jurisdiction over his case. Van Buren Hutchison Jr. was arrested on July 3, 2009 in relation to the death of an Illinois woman whose body was found 16 years ago in Kalamazoo. The courts will have to make a determination regarding the jurisdiction of this case.
Attorneys working on this criminal case in Kalamazoo will fight to have the case tried in the United States District Court for Western Michigan. Jurisdiction issues are crucial to a case due to jury bias and judicial leniency. Due to the severity of the case, attorneys may also favor having the case tried before the Kalamazoo County’s Ninth Circuit Court. A skilled attorney must appreciate the importance of jurisdiction in any case, criminal or civil, and it is crucial to know that your attorney understands these issues.
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