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Felony Offenses

Restoration of Firearms Rights in Michigan After Felony Conviction

Feb 14th, 2019 PBarone

Michigan law provides that if you have been convicted of a felony you may not use, possess transport, sell or carry a firearm for a period of either three or five years. After this period has elapsed limited firearms rights under state...

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Understanding a Probation Violation Case

Aug 3rd, 2018 PBarone

If you have been sentenced in Michigan for a violation of any misdemeanor or felony law, then the judge likely placed you on a term of probation. Technically speaking, you may be placed on probation if the court determines that you are...

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Criminal Consequences of Statue Vandalism in Michigan

Mar 31st, 2018 baronedefenew

Many people view vandalism as a youthful indiscretion. The Sparty statue on the grounds of Michigan State University is the target of vandalism nearly every year during rivalry week. And in 2015, so was the Magic Johnson statue on the school’s grounds....

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Can my Spouse Keep Their Guns If I’m on Felony Probation?

Feb 22nd, 2018 PBarone

Probably not.  If you’ve been convicted of a felony in Michigan, then your gun rights will be suspended for three to five years, depending on the type of felony.  The suspension time periods start when you’re done with your felony probation and...

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Drug Dealers in Michigan could be Held Criminally and Civilly Liable 

Jan 3rd, 2018 baronedefenew

Under federal law, all states can charge a drug dealer with causing the death of a person if the person they sold the drugs to experiences an overdose and dies as a result. But whether the individual states enforce that law and what...

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Habitual Time Limits No Longer Apply to Repeat Felony Offenders

Sep 30th, 2016 baronedefenew

If you are charged with a felony in Michigan, and have another felony conviction anywhere in the country, then the state will file a habitual notice to seek an enhanced sentence.  In other words, if you have a prior felony conviction then...

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