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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
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

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 27, 2022

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I was convicted of “misdemeanor aggravated assault” on 7/31/2014. When will I be able to purchase a firearm?

Besides this assault charge from 2014 and a 1-5 over speeding ticket I have no record. Today(6/7/2022) I went to purchase a firearm and the background check was “delayed”. I’m just wondering when or even if I will be allowed to purchase and own a firearm. State of Michigan.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 8, 2022

You should be allowed to purchase firearms with a misdemeanor UNLESS it's a form of domestic violence. The delay is likely to fact-check that.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I need to know how to go about reporting child abuse

It is extreme mental emotional and phycological abuse, as well as neglect.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 26, 2022

Call Child Protective Services.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: What is the definition between felony murder and aggravated murder?

When someone punches another in the face, reportedly triggering a seizure and the individual dies does this constitute murder?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 13, 2022

There are several statutory forms of murder: 1st degree / felony murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter. The facts of the case determine the degree.

In the fact scenario you provided, the person could be charged with involuntary manslaughter,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: A school administrative building was throwing out their chairs and desks. Is it illegal to take one?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 3, 2022

I think the safest course of action would be to contact the school and ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: My son is in a federal courts and no one is telling me if he's ok I haven't heard from him in a month. How can I find hi

He was the one from prison who done the fake anthraxs to the judge I know he done wrong but I am worried he had tried to commit suicide once before and just to know he is ok I still love my son I don't appreciate his behavior.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 11, 2022

What jail or prison is he being held in? You can contact that facility. They probably won't tell you specifics but they may pass along a request that your son contact you. Or you can explain the situation and request that a chaplain or someone check up on him.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Can police,courts and prosecutors be charged with violating oath of office and citizens constitutional rights?

Violations of 2nd,4th,6th and 8th under the bill of rights. Illegal search and seizure, destroying evidence, dereliction of duty, excessive force and death threats and much more.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 14, 2022

Police, courts, and prosecutors have various levels of governmental immunity that makes it extremely hard to sue them without a clear and very intentional violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: If you're in trouble federally would the fbi send you a letter in regular mail saying you are target of an investigation

And the letter say to come to their office 2 plus hours away and bring a lawyer with in the next 2 years or they may issue a warrant?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 1, 2022

2 years? It's entirely plausible for the FBI or any of the other "3-letter organizations" to reach out to you and let you know you are a target of investigation to secure your cooperation. There are also a lot of scams out there.

Do you have reason to believe you would be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: Why would the death certificate be pending, when the Post Mortem Report listed "clozapine toxicity"?

He went into cardiac arrest after being drugged and assaulted. He was a legally incapacitated adult.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 4, 2022

Death certificates are administrative, and may show more than what an autopsy determines. It's reasonable to expect some lag time.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I am unable to come up with A large retainer fee for a lawyer. What lawyers except lower retainers and do payments
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 25, 2021

All I can recommend is for you to keep contacting different attorneys. Every attorney charges differently. But at the end of the day, this is a business. Litigation is expensive, and without a substantial retainer up front, that is all money coming out of the lawyer's pocket.

Think of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: My x took my title and forged my signature to transfer my car into his name illegally

I need to know what to do in order to get the police to do something about this felonious crime.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 20, 2021

I'm unsure what else you can do other than file a police report.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it always a federal crime to threaten someone online or through phone, even if the person or thing being threatened

is in the same state as the threatener? Is this because Congress has the power to regulate interstate commerce and make laws pertaining to the foregoing power and phones and the internet are considered to be interstate commerce?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 10, 2021

Bingo! phone lines and internet connections are matters of interstate commerce. But it is not always charged as a federal crime; more often than not, it would be a state-level charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: Where does Congress get its constitutional authority to pass federal criminal and civil laws? Congress has the enumerate

authority to pass criminal laws when crimes happen on federal territory, on the high seas, relating to piracy, and in the military. Most say Congress can make criminal and civil laws using Clause 3 of Article I Section 8 of the Constitution (regulating interstate commerce), but isn't the... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 29, 2021

Good questions. Federal crimes are connected to interstate commerce. Commonly, federal criminal cases involve multiple defendants in multiple states. Guns used in crime came from somewhere, and usually not from the state where the crime occurred. For example, a gun may have been stolen from someone... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Let's say a person from Michigan has beef with a person from Ohio. The person from Michigan gets in their car and drives

to Ohio and kills the person they have beef with. Is that considered federal felony murder because they crossed state lines to kill a person in another state? Will the murderer be charged with federal murder, Michigan state murder, and Ohio state murder? Also, are the US Codes all the laws... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 28, 2021

Not necessarily. Federal criminal law is concerned with interstate commerce. Under your fact scenario, the person would be charged with murder in the state the murder happened: Ohio. Note that Ohio has the death penalty, unlike Michigan.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I purchased 2 long guns in 2016 They were reported stolen in 2020

I purchased 2 rifles in 2016, in 2020 they were reported stolen. The owner says I'm at fault even though when I purchased them they were not reported stolen. They were reported stolen in September 2020 4.5 years after I bought them.

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answered on Mar 9, 2021

There's not a question that I can see, but you've presented facts that suggest you want to know about bonafide third party purchasers for value. If you are without notice that the guns were stolen, when you purchased them, then you might grounds to keep the rifles. Depending on where... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: I live in Michigan. Can I have my aunt hold on to my prescription of norco for me since I think roommates steal them?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 18, 2021

It's not advisable. It's actually illegal to be in possession of prescription medication not your own. Will the police break down your aunt's door looking for it? Probably not unless she has her own legal issues. But it may not be worth the exposure risk.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: is 250,000 dollar bond excessive for a possession of cocaine charge in michigan?

the public defender just keeps taking the refusal for bond reduction. has yet to provide any type of paperwork regarding the case period. he says its due to being a flight risk. however, i beg to differ.. if it was for that reason isnt the judge supposed to offer the least restrictive means for... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 7, 2020

There is little "science" to setting bonds. In some jurisdictions, initial bond is based on a "pre-bond" report. Unless you can show something substantial that was not contemplated by that report, bond will likely continue as-is.

$250,000 is on the high end for a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Can a person who had 2 prior felonies that are from 1993 & 2008 own/carry a weapon
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 14, 2020

Not without having "gun rights" restored by a court.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I'm charged with delivery of meth and that happened last year in April 2 grams, first offense, will I go to prison?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 25, 2020

Hard to say. The sentencing guidelines for delivery of meth are high, so it's possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Michigan on
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... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 5, 2020

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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