Blog Posts Tagged with firearm

Firearms and Preliminary Breath Tests in Michigan

by: Matt Newburg

February 19, 2016 at 8:53 AM EST

The Michigan Court of Appeals in People v Booker have issued a published opinion on the suppression of Preliminary Breath Tests (PBT’s) in Michigan.  Mr. Booker was charged with one count of possession of a firearm while being under the influence.  The District Court suppressed the PBT results and the Court of Appeals has reversed that decision. 

On October 31, 2015 Farmington Hills Police Department were sent to investigate a robbery. While searching the parking lot, they found Mr....

Michigan Standardizes CPL Process by Eliminating County Gun Boards

by: Jason Osbourn

December 2, 2015 at 8:46 PM EST

As of December 1st, County Gun Boards are a thing of the past and Michigan is now a “shall issue” State. Legislation recently signed into law by Governor Snyder establishes a specific set of criteria which, if met, requires the County Clerk to issue a Concealed Pistol License (CPL). Gun Boards and the discretion they exercised are no longer a component of the licensing process.

Gun Boards were three-member panels created under Michigan Law to evaluate and license applicants for CPLs. These...

Michigan "Firearm" change could prove to be a valuable defense

by: Matt Newburg

May 22, 2015 at 12:01 PM EDT

On May 12, 2015, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a series of bills that, in part, modified the definition of a firearm in Michigan.  That change could prove to be a huge benefit to Joe Forebeck.  Joe Forebeck, of Lansing is a 17 year old student who was recently arraigned in Eaton County District Court for bringing a BB gun to Waverly High School.  He was charged with Feloneous Assualt in a Weapons free school zone which is punishable by up to four years in the state prison. 

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