Michigan Criminal Law

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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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Use of Dangerous Weapon Against Student or School Employee Explained

Accordingly to MCL 750.235b, the use of dangerous weapon against student or school employee has been identified generally as a criminal misdemeanor. It is in fact a 1-year criminal misdemeanor, and it can also be increased to a 10-year felony, if the act is being carried with specific intent to threaten or have an overt …

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New Michigan Civil Asset Forfeiture Law – Limits Seizures

In May of 2019, Governor Whitmer signed new Michigan Civil Asset Forfeiture law into existence, which now limits the ability of police to seizure or confiscate property that may or could be involved in criminal activity. The underlying purpose it so obtain property that is directly connected to the criminal activity at hand. Therefore, the …

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What Is Circumstantial Evidence? Explained by Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones

Question Presented: What is Circumstantial Evidence? Typically circumstantial evidence is defined as evidence that is not direct evidence. Two commonly presented hypotheticals?used??to differentiate the terms is as follows: Direct Evidence would be looking outside the window and seeing the rain or actual act of it raining; while circumstantial evidence would be seeing someone walking into …

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Dismissing Criminal Charges In Michigan – Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones

Dismissing Criminal Charges: Easy or Difficult? Here in the State of Michigan dismissing criminal charges can sometimes be a confusing topic to discuss among the public. The reasons that dismissing criminal charges is so confusing is because of the blogs, posts, and other social media forms of communication. The reasoning for social media confusing the …

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Outstanding Warrants In Michigan – What To Do

What To Do With An Outstanding Warrant In Michigan In Michigan, and other states, when an individual has an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor or felony, he or she will need to satisfy or turn themselves in on the outstanding warrant. Outstanding warrants can involve both Michigan misdemeanors and felonies, depending upon the circumstances and charges …

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Common Criminal Law Questions – Michigan Criminal & Marijuana Attorney, Josh Jones

Michigan Common Criminal Law Questions The following Common Criminal law QUESTIONS and ANSWERS will provide you with an insight into some of the most common criminal terms and procedures used within the Michigan Criminal Justice System. Knowing the law and the answers to these common criminal law questions can and will help protect your rights …

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Disturbing The Peace MCL 750.170 – Michigan Model Penal Code

Michigan Disturbing The Peace MCL 750.170 Disturbing the Peace MCL 750.170 is an actual crime here in the State of Michigan, which covers a large array of acts that could potentially land someone with a criminal misdemeanor on his or her record. Generally, Disturbing the Peace MCL 750.170 falls under local ordinances rather than under …

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Michigan Statutory Rape – Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) Crime – Michigan Criminal Lawyer

Michigan Statutory Rape In A Nutshell – A Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) Crime The Michigan Statutory Rape law is a serious matter that should always be handled by an effective criminal attorney. Generally, a  sexual act can be very gratifying, but it can also be traumatic, especially when the climax of the situation brings about …

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Michigan Criminal Process – Overview – Michigan Criminal & Marijuana Attorney

THE MICHIGAN CRIMINAL PROCESS THE ARREST The Michigan criminal process begins with the arrest, generally. In order to properly arrest, the police must have probable cause that a crime was committed. Probable cause is reasonable belief that you (the defendant) committed a crime. Warrants are not required in order to arrest individuals, yet they are …

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