Detroit, MI asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Michigan

Q: Hello, I have a question regarding Identity Theft; and jurisdiction.

My Mother in law is having me prosecuted for allegedly opening a credit card in her name. The said crime im being accused of happened in Wayne County Michigan, but I have my court proceedings in Monroe County. My mother in law has a lot of influence in Monroe County court, is there a jurisdictional issue with which court has jurisdiction in the matter since the crime occurred in wayne County?

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

A: Not sure with the facts given, but I would suspect venue may be proper in Monroe if that's where your mother in law lives and it's alleged that's where you obtained her identifying information.

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