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Michigan Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones

Mail Depository Protection Act – Outlined – MCL 445.31-33

Recently, the Michigan Legislature passed new law making it a crime to hold, take or destroy the mail of another individual. See MCL 445.31 thru 445.33. There also must be an attached intent to defraud or deprive the individual of the mail. This applies to all living and non-living individuals. It should also be mentioned …

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Michigan – Criminal Cyberbullying Explained & Outlined

In late 2018, Michigan passed legislation that made criminal cyberbullying a misdemeanor if convicted of the charge. The law became effective March 27, 2019, forming MCL ? 750.411x. The maximum punishment under the statute is 93-days jail and/or a fine of up to $500 plus court costs. Moreover, if there is a ‘pattern of harassing …

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Drug & Alcohol Testing While On Bond Or Probation

Outline Drug & Alcohol Testing While On Bond/Probation An individual will see drug & alcohol testing involved in their criminal matter during probation or while on bond. When an individual is charged with a criminal misdemeanor or felony, they are originally placed on bond. When on bond, an individual will have certain conditions and requirements …

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People v Frederick Limits Knock And Announce Protocol

People v Frederick Limits Knock And Announce By Police Recently, in People v Frederick the Michigan Supreme Court limited police in their use of knock and announce procedures. Under constitutional interpretation, Courts in the past have consistently upheld the police using knock and announce procedures. What is knock and announce, you may ask? This is …

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What Is Criminal Conspiracy In Michigan? Explained & Outlined

What Is Criminal Conspiracy Here In Michigan? MCL 750.157a states that ?[a]ny individual who conspires together with 1 or more persons to commit an offense prohibited by law, or to commit a legal act in an illegal manner is guilty of the crime of conspiracy.? A conspiracy charge will incorporate an underlying criminal charge, but …

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Possessing Forged Licenses Outlined & Explained

Possessing Forged License or Reproduced Drivers License Here in the State of Michigan there is a criminal misdemeanor charge for possessing forged licenses or a reproduced drivers license. In fact, the charge includes the possession of a reproduced, altered, counterfeit, forged or duplicate drivers license, and thus much more expansive than simply possessing forged licenses. MCL …

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Constructive Possession Explained and Outlined – by Josh Jones

Constructive Possession Explained & Outlined What is constructive Possession? Many individual?s hear the word possession and automatically believe that they must be in physical contact with the item in question for it to be considered ?possession.? However, in the legal word possession can also occur through a concept known as ?constructive possession.? The extension of …

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Common Drug Crime Defenses – Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney, Josh Jones

Common Drug Crime Defenses: Some You Know And Some You May Not There are times when controlled substances and/or drugs crimes are accepted within society these days. Those accepted moments comes when those around the individuals are okay with the use and/or partaking iof the drug question. Moreover, another common time where individuals are allowed to use …

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