Michigan has a series of laws preventing impersonation. These include a prohibition on impersonating a peace officer, and prohibition on disguising oneself with the intent to obstruct the law. The intent is critical, you cannot get in trouble for dressing up on Halloween. However, if you in any way disguise yourself and try to tell a police officer you are someone you’re not, that is where this law comes into play. If you are charged under MCL 750.217 you are facing a serious misdemeanor charge, and high fees. It is important that you retain an experienced attorney on this matter to negotiate with the Prosecutor or City Attorney to try to get these charges reduced, modified, or dismissed.
Charged with Obstructing by Disguise?
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