None

Albion, MI

#884 Sep 20, 2012
Therapist Jeffrey Cape used to be a probation investigator at the 52-1 district court.
shwanna

Bellevue, WA

#885 Oct 11, 2012
i agree. i like him and think he does good. if people would do things (They know) they shouldnt be then they wouldn't have to face him. i think that's what's wrong with the world now a days-people get away with way to much..........thank god for judges like him
Yikes

Plymouth, MI

#886 Oct 23, 2012
All I can say is I'm scared shitless so I dunno about u guys I'm not going back. Which means...wait... DON'T use illegal drugs, don't drink and drive, don't beat your wives . I got his unfortunately too long of a message the first time. His message was loud and clear. I must be the only person that seems to understand this. I am on probation because of my mistakes not his, come on guys we learned what's right and wrong, even before kindergarten
ray

Whitmore Lake, MI

#889 Nov 19, 2012
My son 2weeks before turning 21 had a beer at a metro park 3rd mip blew a. 02 and recieved 2 years probation jams once a week and aa 3 times a week for a year this is after standing mute and getting $5000 no 10 percent and spending a night in jail while waiting for his sentencing my wife and i watched a girl with armed robbery with a gun get a similar sentence
freezt

Harrison Township, MI

#890 Nov 23, 2012
Deb wrote:
<quoted text>
you need to be ordered to go back to school so you can learn how to spell...you didn't even spell judges name right!!
haaha he probably is the judge
Thad Dick

Novi, MI

#891 Jan 31, 2013
JLZ wrote:
Bruised Bone Cruiser - You make some legitimate points and I agree...No excuse for anyone caught while DUI and they should face the consequences. I think where people get irritated though is with his Judge's posture/demeanor while dispensing justice. Hardly a humane soul by most accounts and although fishwraps like the Novi News gush praise on the man for his fair minded and compassionate approaches to those before his throne, he still comes off as a pompous/abrasive arse.
The guy is definitely an Arse in capital letters. Really full of himself.
Thad Dick

Novi, MI

#892 Jan 31, 2013
One thing about his court -- he does all the talking. He likes to hear himself. Just another jackass in the system.
Thad Dick

Novi, MI

#893 Jan 31, 2013
shwanna wrote:
i agree. i like him and think he does good. if people would do things (They know) they shouldnt be then they wouldn't have to face him. i think that's what's wrong with the world now a days-people get away with way to much..........thank god for judges like him
You must be kidding. The guy is a sadist who hates people!
sugarpuffy

Plymouth, MI

#894 Feb 2, 2013
who is this attorney- help lol
Steve wrote:
Hi, I stumbled on this forum after I was going to have to go in front of Judge Mackenzie for a DWI that I had received. I was scared to say the least! That was until a friend of mine referred me to an attorney in Walled Lake that for some reason if he represents you, it cannot be in front of Mackenzie. As soon as he became my attorney my case was immedietly reassigned to Judge Powers. I believe that this truely saved my ass. I dont think that I would ever have been able to make it through a Makenzie probation.
sugarpuffy

Plymouth, MI

#895 Feb 2, 2013
Reading the comments has been strange, since i had most of these thoughts about this judge before i read them. UNETHICAL! He needs to listen more.
Jen

Rochester, MI

#896 Feb 6, 2013
I don't think that people are aware of the connections that he has to JAMS. I used to be on probation to 52-1 a few years back and I ended up testing at a place in Novi called "Acutest".

Having previously tested at JAMS I made it clear I would not ever go back there. It's dirty and disgusting. Not to mention the bribes and whatnot that happens there.

Anyways, Acutest was owned by Judge Mackenzie former clerk/court officer guy. I was taken back by the fact I was treated so well. Fresh smiling faces every morning and a pleasure to deal with the staff.

Guess where Acutest is now in NOvi? No where, because Mackenzie continued to send everyone to JAMS. Now look at this objectively. This was a guy who work with or for Makenzie. From what I could tell acutest was better all around. They were cheaper and had better hours. I can't think of any justification for sending everyone to a place that not only is worse but causes so many problems not only with probationers but problems at court.

Before acutest closed down, his former clerk let me know it's illegal for a Judge to sentence you to JAMS specifically. He can't order you to go to a vendor for profit. He can order you to drug testing but not specifically one location. Anyone who has ever sat in his courtroom knows he says JAMS like a broken record.

How can this be allowed to happen. Its obvious there is a connection between JAMS and Mackenzie. Why else would he shut down a business that offered better service and was owned by his own former employee?

Does the ADA or JTC know about this?
None

Albion, MI

#897 Feb 7, 2013
Does anyone know if the court is more willing to let people use a tether or a portable alcohol home testing unit in order to test for alcohol, rather than sentence you to JAMs when you do not have a license.
Also, I believe there is a new program available called the Interlock Pilot Program, whereby after the 2nd or 3rd Dui, your license is revoked for 45 days, but then you can get an interlock in your vehicle. You might need to be enrolled in sobriety court to get into the program.
Good luck everyone.
None

Albion, MI

#898 Mar 28, 2013
The South Lyon police department does PBT alcohol testing between 6:30 am to 7:30 am and 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The cost is $2 if you are a south lyon resident and $7 if you are not a resident. Its a good deal.
None

Albion, MI

#899 Apr 8, 2013
I think the attorney reference to on the Feb 2 post is Travis Reeds of Walled Lake. Judge Brian Mackenzie and Travis Reeds worked together on a publication for ICLE.
None

Albion, MI

#900 Apr 21, 2013
If you think you are going to be sentenced to oakland county jail, wear extra socks, underwear, and long-johns to court. Make sure the clothing is entirely white. Also, have some money in your pocket in order to purchase goods from the commissary. If you want to continue to take your medicine, bring your prescription scripts with you. Don't bring the medicine itself. If your stay is long enough, you will probably get your medicine. If your stay is say 5 days or less, you probably wont get your medicine.
None

Albion, MI

#901 Apr 26, 2013
If anyone is testing through JAMS, if you could please post your color and the frequency of tests per week. For example. Aqua is once per week.

Thank you.
Law Breaking Citizen

Auburn Hills, MI

#903 Jul 2, 2013
Law Obeying Citizen wrote:
All the people who write about Judge Brian MacKenzie are low life people who have no respect for rule of law and for themselves and they want to get away with something. Not baby in 21st century no more excuses for not playing fair by rule of law, ha ha so pitty you. I am glad Judges like Brian are there to kick the ASS OF OUTLAWS. Kep it up Judge MacKenzie. The BUM community is the one which do not like Judges like Mac Kenzie. Move to Wayne County poor BUMS.
Your mom should've had an abortion
Law Breaking Citizen

Auburn Hills, MI

#904 Jul 2, 2013
None wrote:
Does anyone know if the court is more willing to let people use a tether or a portable alcohol home testing unit in order to test for alcohol, rather than sentence you to JAMs when you do not have a license.
Also, I believe there is a new program available called the Interlock Pilot Program, whereby after the 2nd or 3rd Dui, your license is revoked for 45 days, but then you can get an interlock in your vehicle. You might need to be enrolled in sobriety court to get into the program.
Good luck everyone.
I'm not too sure if the courts will let you, but when I had to go to jams, I requested a home interlock and my probation officer said it was perfectly fine. Just ask nicely and have a reason for it. I wasn't able to go three times a week because I work midnight shifts, and they were completely fine with it
a drunk

Perry, MI

#905 Jul 6, 2013
Regarding Interlocks, it is a shame that probation officers do not tell you that a home interlock is an option. It seems that you have to know to ask this question.

Also, If testing at second chance in howell if you have to testing alcohol everyday, their is a discount on the price so it is only $2 a day. Ask your probation officer. If you are testing before sentencing as part of your bond conditions, ask the testing site this question also.
a drunk

Perry, MI

#906 Jul 6, 2013
You have to live in a courts district to get into their sobriety court. I desperately wanted into sobriety court, but since I did not live in the district, they would not let me into sobriety court. So, I am doing what I have to do to get by, I am driving illegally.

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