Legal Update No. 27 (08/02) Interrogation during an OIL investigation; Robbery requires some form of violence or violence; Die “Schlosslehre”; exception for open fields and protected curvatures; a successful plaintiff in a revocation action; Drug use is not a defense against criminal activity unless it was a specific intentional crime and the defendant had an unpredictable reaction to medication or other legal substances. Legal Update No. 71 (01/09) Weapons Act: possession of someone else`s pistol; Revocation of the CPA; definition of “legal resident”; firearms-free areas; new residents with out-of-state CPLs; possession of pistols by non-residents; Judges and gun-free zones Legal Update No. 61 (12/07) Criminal Trial: Field Drug Testing Permitted in Preliminary Rounds Attorney General`s Statement: Illegal Aliens and Driver`s Licences Back to basics: Border searches Legal Update No. 89 (09/11) Criminal Law: The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act does not authorize the sale of marijuana; The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act requires that the physician`s testimony be given prior to illegal conduct so that the affirmative defense can apply and the person is immune from arrest, prosecution, or punishment. MSP legal updates are provided for informational purposes only. Although the information provided in these updates is current at the time of publication, laws, case law and opinions change frequently. Therefore, officials should always consult with the prosecutor`s office before applying any information included in updates. Legal Update No.
11 (11/00) New Law on the Sale of Nitrous Oxide; Harsher penalties for methamphetamine; Abandoned vehicles on long-distance lines; The authority of police officers from neighbouring States; School officials may request information about the vehicle; Legal abandonment of newborns; The smell of intoxicants can lead to pre-trial detention; Gamma-butyrolactone is illegal for human consumption. Legal Update No. 59 (11/07) Vehicle Code: Unsigned Registrations – Non-Illegal Back to basics: Legal Purposes of Transporting a Gun Legal Resources for Police Officers The Office of the Director, Legal Resources and Education Unit of the Michigan State Police Department provides various resources to Michigan law enforcement. Follow the links below to learn more about each resource offered. MSP legal updates are provided for informational purposes only. Although the information provided in these updates is current at the time of publication, laws, case law and opinions change frequently. Therefore, officials should always consult with the prosecutor`s office before applying any information included in updates. Police officers may direct legal questions or comments to the Legal Education and Resource Unit in MSPLegal@Michigan.gov.
All emails must include the name, department and telephone number of the police officer. The Legal Resources and Education Unit does not respond to anonymous emails. Legal Update No. 26 (07/02) Resistance, obstruction and attack on officials, now under the new MCL 750.81d; “Adequate” assistance in the search for defence witnesses; What is needed to force into a house; Illegal possession of a controlled substance may be real or implied; The crime of flight and flight does not require a certain speed or distance. Legal Update No. 112 (12/14) Statutes: amendments to the Firearms Act concerning access to firearms registers; Did you know? Handcuffing a person in an excessively tight or excessively forced manner is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Legal Update No. 21 (11/01) The tactic of “knock and talk” is constitutional; The scope of consent; “no-strike warrant”; Euthanasia is not justified murder; new legislation on terrorism; Increased penalties for other violations. Legal Update No.
16 (06/01) failure to leave a copy of the affidavit; the “public safety” exception for Miranda; criminals in “possession of a firearm”; Prescription Act No. 6 of 2001 MCL 767.24; Two drag racing games – both are “involved” when an accident occurs. Legal Update No. 80 (06/09) D.N.A. Law: Sampling upon arrest; Post-conviction testing Legal Update No. 57 (07/07) Criminal Proceedings: Forfeiture of Illegally Seized Property Search and seizure: constructive entry Did you know?: The power of the police to break the law Back to basics: Police order a person out of a vehicle Legal Update No. 113 (01/15) Regulations: Michigan Vehicle Code provisions regarding driving under the The influence of alcohol has changed. Legal Update No.
45 (07/06) Statutes: Disturbing public order at funerals; school lockdown exercises; PCA expiry dates; Cases of hitting and announcing: THC metabolized in cases of OUID; 9-1-1 band eligibility; Consular advice; Simple smell; and exculpatory evidence Legal Update No. 123 (07/16) Criminal Law: An owner or other person who legally owns a house after it has been seized and sold at the time of a sheriff`s sale cannot be prosecuted for theft from a residential building if he or she removes furniture from the house during the legal buyout period; Vehicle Code: A temporary license plate that is not clearly visible or in a clearly legible condition gives rise to reasonable suspicion of a violation of MCL 257.225.