Harrison Township, MI asked in Criminal Law for Michigan

Q: Halloween costume help! Not braking 750.215, but 750.216a, (which I didn't know was a thing).

Please help me. I thought I was doing everything right and legal, but I just I was wrong. This year for Halloween I wanted to dress up as a Michigan Sheriff's officer. I go to university, and what scares college kids, the cops. I tried to do my best homework on the legal matter, and read that I could make my costume a close as possible as long as I didn't brake MCL 750.215. identify, act, or force anyone to do anything because of my costume. So I made my costume with everything I bought online for it. Matching pants, matching shirt, duty belt with odds and ends stuff, boots, police patches, and a name tag that says not a cop. (No badge). So the party I went too, the security busted it up, and when I was trying to leave they called the cops and said I was impersonating an officer... Long story short, I was in complete compliance with the the officers. Told them everything that wanted to know, and everything gave them my shirt that they wanted.. I wasn't breaking 750.215, but 750.216a

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Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Well, I do not know the answer to question without seeing it. However, as a university student, braking or breaking?

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Southfield, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Nice research. Unfortunately courts take this kind of violation very seriously. Get yourself a lawyer who has experience in the court were the violation occurred. If you don't have a criminal record, you should be able to plea this out to a lesser charge and move on with your life.

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