MSC denies Plunkett rehearing

The Michigan Supreme Court has denied the defendant’s motion for rehearing in People v Plunkett, the recent decision in which the court held a defendant who purchases drugs can be charged with aiding and abetting the delivery of drugs.

In our April 12, 2010 issue, we discussed the controversial decision, which, if read literally, could be extended to mean that any party to a transactional  crime (running a gambling operation, sale of drugs, etc.) could be charged with aiding and abetting that crime. Several attorneys criticized the wording of the opinion, if not the opinion itself, as going too far by turning misdemeanor activities like drug possession into felonies.  [Subscription req’d].

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