Troy Michigan City Criminal Offenses – School Property

 

The following are misdemeanor offenses related to school that are regularly prosecuted by the Troy Michigan city attorney under the Troy Michigan local ordinances.  The numbers listed below are from the Troy Criminal Code at the time of this blog:

98.14.01  Cause Disturbance on School Property. No person shall willfully make or assist in making any noise, disturbance, or improper diversion by which the peace and quiet or good order of any class, gathering or other function in any school building is disturbed.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.14.02  Profane Language on School Property.  No person shall use profane, indecent, vulgar, or immoral language or indulge in indecent or immoral conduct on school property.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.14.03  Unauthorized Use of School Property.  No person shall enter or remain on school property for any purpose other than a purpose related to school business and activities, unless authorized by law or a school administrator.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.14.04  Use or Possession of Alcohol on School Property.  No person shall use or possess alcoholic liquor on school property unless authorized by law or a school administrator.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.14.05  Tobacco Products on School Property.  No person shall use any tobacco product on school property.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $50.

Exception.  This section does not apply to those parts of school property constituting of outdoor areas including, but not limited to, an open air stadium, during either of the following time periods:

a.  Saturdays, Sundays, and other days on which there are no regularly scheduled school hours.

b.  After 6 pm on days during which there are regularly scheduled school hours.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.03, in addition to the penalties provided above, the court may impose any sanction or remedial measure provided in state law for misdemeanor offenses.

A person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the above offenses shall be punished as if that person were the principal.  A principal is a person who commits any of the above listed offenses.  The word “person” includes any individual, co-partnership, corporation, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust, and any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the individuals constituting such group or unit.

When charged with an offense occurring at a school in Troy, Michigan it is important to hire an experienced local criminal lawyer to assist you.  An experienced criminal lawyer may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction and a harsh result, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

 

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