Im From Michigan and i want to move to colorodo but im on probation for Marajuana Paraphenilia

ID Like to move out of michigan and to colorodo were the resonable pepole of that state so recently passed amendment 64 which fully legalized recreational use of cannibas i want to stay in michigan i have talked to my PO Numerous times about me acquiring my medical card she is not willing to alter the terms of my probation im of legal age in colorado and have a job waiting for me in Boulder please advise me so i have employment im wondering if they will just drop the case there

Plymouth, MI -

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Joshua Paul Rubin

Joshua Paul Rubin

Criminal Defense Attorney - Port Huron, MI
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If you want to get permission to leave the state, you want to see if your po will let you report by mail. If I were you, I would not make your desire to smoke dope the center peice of the reason why you want to move. Just sayin.

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Daniel P. Hilf

Daniel P. Hilf

Criminal Defense Attorney - Troy, MI
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If you are allowed to leave the state but continued on probation, you are still subject to staying clean from drugs. Judges can order Defendants to not do certain things that are otherwise legal. For example, probationary orders often prohibit persons over 21 years from consuming alcoholic beverages. Likewise, even a person in Michigan with a medical marijuana card can be prohibited from using marijuana.

Your best bet is to hire a lawyer to try and help you get off of probation early. Having a job in another state may be good cause to allow your probation to be terminated early - it is within the Judge's discretion. Some Defendants even seek to serve jail time rather than stay on probation. You should discuss all your options with an experienced lawyer.

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Barry Franklin Poulson

Barry Franklin Poulson

Criminal Defense Attorney - Hillsdale, MI
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It might be that you can convince your PO that your job offer in Boulder is a good basis for permission to move there. As my colleagues advise, basing your request on your desire to smoke dope would not be a good strategy. Possession or use are still illegal under federal law, and it remains to be seen how the federal government will react to the legalizations.

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John Paul Thygerson

John Paul Thygerson

Criminal Defense Attorney - Norwalk, CT
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Consult with an attorney to see if you can get your probation transferred from Michigan to Colorado based upon employment opportunities NOT due to the legalization of recreational cannabis.

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