Michigan Seriously Needs To Reform its Criminal Laws – Especially as They Relate to Criminal Intent
Criminal Intent can be specific or general. This means that some criminal offenses require that you specifically meant to commit the offense and some do not. The issue in Michigan, is that some local communities can have their own criminal statutes which can drastically differ from community to community. As an example, littering in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a misdemeanor. So, if you go to a Michigan football game and drop a plastic cup and do not pick it up, you can be charged with a misdemeanor. The problem lies in that many people come to football games from out of town and do not realize that they are facing misdemeanor charges if they litter. Misdemeanors are part of a criminal record and can hurt job prospects, graduate school admission or loan applications, just to name a few. Seems silly doesn’t it? There is clearly a need for uniformity of punishments for criminal offenses in Michigan. Reform is not only necessary, it should be required.
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