Michigan DUI Handbook

Raymond A. Purdy, J.D.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan – licensed January 1987 (P39933)
  • US District Court, Western District, Michigan – admitted to practice
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

Professional Experience

  • Ingham County Prosecuting Attorneys Office
    • Circuit Court – 8 years
    • District Court – 10 years
    • Civil Asset Forfeiture and Felony Drug Prosecution – 5 years
    • Family Court – 1 year
  • Special Assignments in Addition to Trial Court assignment
    • Concealed Weapons Board Chairman
    • Federal Project Safe Neighborhoods Program Director
    • Extradition Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
    • Civil Asset Forfeiture Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
    • Homicide Task Force Grand Jury Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Frank Harrison Reynolds and Associates, P.C.
    • Associate Attorney
    • General Criminal Defense Practice Litigation
  • Ingham County Sheriff’s Department
    • Police Academy Coordinator and Department Training Officer
    • Road Patrol Officer
    • Corrections Officer


  • Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Master of Arts, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University
    College of Social Science, Criminal Justice

Teaching Positions

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Legal Methods, Research and Writing
  • Michigan State University Law School
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Lansing Community College
    • Associate Professor, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Business Law, Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Mid Michigan Police Academy
    • Coordinator, Administration, Curriculum Design, Classroom Instructor

Military Experience

  • Michigan National Guard
    • 46th Military Police Company
    • Honorable Discharge at rank of Staff Sergeant E-6


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