Detroit, MI asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Michigan

Q: Is this legal?

i was reported for harassment yesterday. when all i did was text a women asked if i could talk to her husband because she wouldnt let me. not even a couple hours later a cop showed up and told me to call a different cop. the cop didnt ask me anything just said that if i go near her or her house i would be arrested immediately. i dont understand why they didnt ask for my side or anything. are they supposed to do that?

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

A: No, police don't need to hear or listen to your side of the story. Take what the cop said for what it is: a warning. Now you know, if you didn't before, that woman doesn't want anything to do with you, so don't call, text, write, draw pictures, or anything else about her.

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