Resisting Obstructing Assaulting Officer – A Minor Act With Huge Consequences A very common crime that is charged when an individual is arrested is resisting obstructing assaulting officer. The one issue involved with resisting obstructing assaulting officer is that in order to be convicted very little action is needed. MCL § 750.479 (resisting obstructing assaulting officer) reads as…

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Michigan Self Defense Act – Act 306 of 200 The Michigan Self Defense Act provides individuals two options when raising the self defense within a criminal trial. The Michigan Self Defense Act statutory identifies that “[a]n individual who has not or is not engaged in the commission of a crime at the time he or…

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Criminal Trespassing – MCL 750.552 Here in the State of Michigan it is a misdemeanor if an individual is convicted of criminal trespassing. Criminal Trespassing is a 30-day misdemeanor if convicted, meaning the individual could spend 30 days in the county jail and/or be fined $250.00. MCL 750.552. This may not be the most severe criminal…

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Improperly Passing Police Officer Or Emergency Vehicle Improperly passing police officer or an emergency vehicle is a criminal misdemeanor here in the State of Michigan. When an individual is driving on roadways within the state and there is an emergency vehicle (i.e. police officer, fire department, etc.) stopped or parked on the side of the…

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UPDATED Michigan Arson Statute(s) The Michigan Arson Statutes ranges from 1st to 5th Degree and vary in punishment with 1st being the most severely punished and 5th being the least.  MCL 750.72 – First Degree Michigan Arson Statute: (1) A person who willfully or maliciously burns, damages, or destroys by fire or explosive any of…

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Michigan Statute Explained – Leaving Scene of Accident Leaving scene of accident charge occurs more than individuals think.  Many drivers have been or will be involved in some kind of motor vehicle accident during their lifetime. Hopefully the accident is minor and nothing serious happens to either party. People need to not only worry about increased…

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PROSTITUTION SOLICITING AND ACCOSTING FOR IMMORAL PURPOSES Selling yourself or your body for sex has been a long standing crime in the State of Michigan and most of the United States. The term, as you may know, for selling ones self for sex is prostitution soliciting and accosting. It is also known as prostitution soliciting…

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Concealed Pistol Licenses & Michigan Pistol Free Zones Michigan Pistol Free Zones should be known and you should always be aware of them when carrying your concealed weapon. Having a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) allows for an individual to carry a conceal weapon on his or her person while in public; however, there are certain areas…

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What is Michigan Larceny? Michigan larceny can loosely be defined as the taking of something (property) from another. The State of Michigan makes this particular area of law somewhat complex because of the various acts and property that can be involved in a Michigan larceny. Furthermore, there are numerous variations of punishment based upon the circumstances of…

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