The Justice System is changing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to federal prosecutors last month implementing a new approach as they evaluate what crimes to charge and sentences to pursue. Although ultimate sentencing discretion remains with the Court, the government's position has an impact.
Marijuana and guns? ATF says "No!" The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or ATF, has issued an important notice about changes to Form 4473, the Firearms Transaction Record. Form 4473 is the federally mandated form that must be filled out by any person who acquires a firearm from a federally licensed dealer. The notice of changes is extremely important for FFL's, customers, and gun owners generally. It is particularly important for persons trying to strike a balance between gun rights and medical care - expecially when it comes to the use of marijuana as medicine.
In The Justice System, Self-Defense Laws are Under Attack.
In The Justice System, it is obvious that state and federal felony charges can have serious consequences, including substantial incarceration, parole, probation, fines and costs, attorney fees, and non-citizen deportation.
In The Justice System in Michigan, it now appears that Three Strikes means You're Out. Michigan's Legislature has passed new legislation cracking down on habitual felony offenders. Effective October 1, 2012, the Michigan Legislature updated the sentencing guidelines with the law more commonly known as the "Three Strikes Law."
A recent article in the Macomb County Bar Journal by attorney Beth Gemellaro addressed the issue whether medical marihuana patients can legally purchasing firearms.
November 15th, or what is more commonly known as "Opening Day", has firearm deer hunters in Michigan filled with anticipation. Here at the Law Office of John Freeman, PLLC we have already been out during bow season, and John took this buck on Monday, November 8, 2010.