"Constructive Possession" Sufficient to Show Possession of Marijuana
There was sufficient evidence to support the defendant’s convictions of possession with intent to deliver less than five kilograms of marijuana and felony-firearm. Also, he failed to show that he was denied a fair trial. The case arose from the execution of a search warrant at defendant’s residence. After receiving an anonymous tip, police officers arranged a controlled drug buy at his home using a CI. On appeal, he asserted that the prosecution did not prove that he possesse
"Furtive Behavior" Justifies Traffic Stop
Holding that the district court erred in granting defendant’s motion to suppress the evidence arising from the traffic stop, and abused its discretion in failing to bind him over for trial, the court reversed and remanded for further proceedings. It concluded that the officers who conducted the investigatory stop “did not violate defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights by obtaining evidence from the stopped vehicle.” Officer L’s testimony at the preliminary exam showed that the o
Court Rules that Indigent Defendant not Entitled to Choose Appointed Counsel
The court held that the defendant was not entitled to substitution of counsel. It also held that the trial court did not err in allowing the prosecution to amend its witness list, or in scoring OV 1. He was convicted of armed robbery and resisting or obstructing a police officer. He was sentenced to 51 months to 20 years’ imprisonment for the robbery conviction and time served (180 days) for the resisting or obstructing conviction. On appeal, the court rejected his argument t
Electric Forest Festival Goers BEWARE in Berrien County, Michigan.
On June 25, 2015, over 30,000 people will travel to Rothbury, Michigan, to attend the 8th annual Electric Forest Music Festival. If you are planning on driving to Electric Forest, please be careful while driving on I-94, US 31-, and I-196 in Berrien County, Michigan. Berrien County is located in the southwest corner of Michigan, and it borders Indiana to the north. In 2014, numerous police agencies in Berrien County stopped, ticketed, arrested, and prosecuted 100s of festiv