Ionia, MI asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan

Q: I got change with A&B in Montcalm and have to take class for a sas mrt it is for drugs when I didn't get busted

And I am on probation for 24m and I get SSI and they try to say I have to get a job when it court order

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

A: Often, terms of probation will include substance abuse or mental health treatment even if not a part of the sentencing offense. The rationale is that even if you didn't get busted for drugs, substance abuse probably played a role in the assault.

An alternative to an employment requirement is sometimes work crew or community service. Think carefully about challenging it as the judge may just feel you have too much time on your hands, disabled or not. Probation is an alternate to jail.

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