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Assaultive Crimes Found Within The State Of Michigan

MICHIGAN ASSAULTIVE CRIMES OUTLINED & EXPLAINED Rather than citing each individual statute throughout this article (or a guide for assaultive crimes) it is best to review the black-letter law for assaultive crimes here in the State of Michigan. Assaultive crimes vary substantially here in the State of Michigan, meaning there are multiple classes or categories …

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MMMA Criminal Acts Outlined – Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

MMMA Criminal Acts Identified & Outlined The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (aka MMMA) has enumerated criminal violations listed within the statute, brining about MMMA criminal acts. Some of the MMMA criminal acts are not found specifically within the MMMA, but rather within the Michigan penal code, which makes for an interesting discussion. However, there is one enumerated …

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Resisting Obstructing Assaulting Officer – Michigan Statute Explained

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 – Stand Your Ground – Act 306 of 2006

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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MCL 750.552 – Criminal Trespassing – Michigan Penal Code

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 Explained

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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Michigan Arson Statutes – Criminal Law Explained

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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Leaving Scene of Accident Charges – Michigan Statute Explained

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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Michigan Prostitution Soliciting And Accosting For Immoral Purposes

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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Michigan Consecutive Sentencing – Criminal Law Blog

What is Michigan Consecutive Sentencing? Michigan Consecutive Sentencing involves the stacking of felony convictions and sentencing judgments on top of one another. For example, if Bill was sentenced on two counts of distribution to 5 months for each count to run consecutively then Bill would have to serve 10 months in jail. Enforcement of Michigan …

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