Archive | November, 2013

Resisting and Obstrucing an Illegal Police Entry

November 29, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Under the common law, a person had a right to defend his or her home against the unlawful entry by the police.   For example, in People v Clements, 68 Mich 655 (1888) a man was convicted of resisting a county sheriff and sentenced to nine months imprisonment.  The sheriff was attempting to seize “a pair […]

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Automatic Stay

November 22, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Bankruptcy   |   0 Comments

What is the automatic stay in bankruptcy?  It is an order issued in a bankruptcy court which prohibits creditors from making any collection efforts, to include prohibiting garnishments of wages or bank accounts, seizures, foreclosures, telephone calls, collection letters etc.  The automatic stay is enforced by a federal bankruptcy judge.  If creditor violates the automatic […]

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When the Government Wants to Kill You

November 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Capitalis is Latin for “regarding the head.”  Capital punishment (death penalty) is the execution of a citizen for punishment for crime. “Lop off his head!” The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.  However, capital punishment was long a penalty under English common law.  Since 1900, the U.S. Supreme Court issued […]

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87th District Court

Sentencing for September 2013 Hon. Monte J. Burmeister 31 year old female of Hartland – Sentenced on Sept. 17, 2013 for transport/possession usable marijuana; ordered to pay fines or serve 35 days in jail.   21 year old male of Frederic – Sentenced on Sept. 3, 2013 for assault/battery and attempted assault/battery; ordered to pay […]

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87th District Court

25 year old male, age 25 of Grayling – Plead guilty on Oct. 8, 2013 to license suspended-revoked-allowed another suspended person to operate; ordered to serve five days in jail with credit for two days served; ordered to pay $260 in fines or serve 26 days in jail.   20 year old male of Grayling […]

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Michigan Medical Marijuana Transporation Law

November 06, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

Here is the text of the Michigan Medical Marijuana transportation law; unfortunately, “case” is not defined: 750.474. Usable marihuana; transport or possession; enclosed case required; violations, punishment Sec. 474. (1) A person shall not transport or possess usable marihuana as defined in section 26423 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.26423, in […]

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