Hempcheff Posted January 7, 2011 Report Share Posted January 7, 2011 Ive come up with an idea, its something id like to have in my possession if i ever get in a situation where i would need it. SURPRISE! Not all of us patients and caregivers can afford to have an atty. on retainer, much less a MM specific one. I have to give props to the legal eagles here on these forums, We all understand, law is not cheap and you are truly an asset to this community This thread is not about you With that being said, a majority of the people arrested for MMJ "crimes" have very poor representation in court, im sad to say, and we need to be pro-active from an individual standpoint to protect ourselves until the lawyers and courts are educated about the law and the cases that have been tried. Ive heard several stories about people getting talked into a plea when they were afforded protections, but the atty wasnt educated, didnt care, etc... Every one of these "deals" can be used against us and they need to stop. If they had a packet of info to give to the person representing them, at least they would have something to work with, cause we all know, there is minimal research involved in your case when a PD/CAP is representing you. I propose we get a list of MM cases in Michigan (state or federal) to date since the law was passed for people arrested to present to the public defender/court appointed atty. assigned them so those arrested at least have a "packet" of information regarding MM cases and perhaps a copy of the law to give to the defender instead of saying, "but im a patient, im protected" with nothing to back them up? Perhaps in the future it might be broken down into sections of the law and cases that apply to it. We wanted the law, this seems like a pro-active, non aggressive way to employ the protections we were given, and start winning more simple cases that should get dismissed. anyhow lets see where this goes Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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