Q: i got a felony in michigan for R&O. But i don’t have a criminal background. Will i go to prison?
I got the police called on me for refusing to leave a company’s property. The police showed up and were just going to write me a ticket for underage drinking. I was talking disrespectfully to the officer as he was writing my ticket. The officer then took action and tried to cuff me. I pulled my arm away and the officer pulled it back causing us both to fall on the ground. More officers got involved and eventually got me in the cop car. I now have two charges, one for disturbing the peace and one for R&O. R&O in michigan is a felony. Can this felony be dropped ? Or will i go to prison for this ? Or will i only be charged a court fee?
Any charge can be dropped, but charges initiated by police contact are the least likely to be dropped. The good news is without a criminal history, you're unlikely to face much if any jail time, let alone prison. The bad news is that anytime a cop runs your name, it's going to come back that you're a fighter, so your next traffic stop may be "...step out of the car please".
Please consider this a learned lesson: on the streets is not the time to argue your case with the cops. They were called by someone wanting you off the property; they were there to see that done, not determine who is right. Police have a lot of discretion; this all could have been as simple as them escorting you off the property, trespassed you, and may not have even written you a ticket. Even if they did issue you a ticket, you could fight it in court as it would have been between you and the company.
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