Madison Heights, MI asked in Juvenile Law for Michigan

Q: I am 18 years old and got kicked out of my house. If police escort me to my house, what items do I have a right to get?

What items can I legally retrieve? For example, things my parents have bought me as gifts, clothing, things others have bought me as gifts, etc.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: What you're entitled to retrieve versus what the police and your parents will allow you to retrieve quite likely will be different. Police are not in the business of sitting around mediating. I would not expect to retrieve more than a few bags of clothes within the 10 or so minutes the police will be willing to stand around waiting.

Even though they are your parents, because you are over 18, legally, this is a situation between adults that needs to be handled through the civil legal process.

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