Attorney Dan Geherin Gives Advice Among Unrest
As protests sweep the nation, many are left wondering about their rights.
By: Michigan SEO Group
Protests—both violent and peaceful—have erupted in major cities everywhere, including here in Michigan.
People want to make sure that all police brutality ends, and that a simple encounter with police does not end in tragedy. Police want to make sure that people don't resist their commands and thus turn a routine investigation into a forceful confrontation.
During these times, many are left wondering what their rights are, and what constitutes resisting arrest.
GLG Michigan's Dan Geherin has this to say:
"R/O is a felony by definition, carrying with it up to two years in prison for a 'traditional' violation, and many more years if the officer is injured or killed. However, Michigan law does allow a person to lawfully resist an unlawful arrest. Also, the prosecution must show that the officer was within his/her lawful duty at the time of the encounter, and that the defendant knew or should have known that it was police. Now, nearly every police agency in Michigan has either dashcam video or body-camera video, or both. Defending and litigating these offenses absolutely requires an attorney to make deep-dives into obtaining all video/audio/
Dan Geherin is the principal attorney at GLG Michigan, with some 22 years of litigation experience. GLG Michigan serves Washtenaw County and specializes in criminal defense. They can be contacted at 734-263-2780, or at their website: https://www.glgmichigan.com/