Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
I think he means you shouldn't get legal advice from a beat cop. You should contact the State Police administrative office.
An LEO is NOT trained in the finer points of the law.
Even lawyer have trouble with it.
I'll give you a personal example. MI laws are at best screwy. I've heard some incredible LEO interpretations that would be thrown out of court with 1st year law students defending. But even better, my own personal attorney, who I will NEVER consult for a 2A case, is a nearby towns prosecutor. We got into a discussion one day about LEO's and he showed me his training presentation... I found a HUGE, but obscure mistake in his training program. So here an attorney is training LEO on what they can arrest people for, and he's made a mistake.
Co-Worker's brother worked for a local dept, and absolutely insisted their "local" firearm law was legal. Funny thing, I tipped off a state organization, who sent a registered letter to the chief of police, who consulted their attorney, and they replied to the organization stating their officer's (not identified) opinion was not correct and they would begin training their officers on that specific law.
I got into a rather interesting discussion with a sgt in my own small town over the city writing tickets on something they were wrong on. He absolutely insisted they were right. State law was very clear on the subject. Friend of mine received a ticket for this "violation", and I tipped him off on the resource I had dug up. Judge threw it out, and they stopped writing tickets on this particular infraction. BTW, this is the same sgt that told me that alcohol should be banned and us peasants shouldn't be allowed to own firearms.
So no, never ever ask an LEO for legal advice. Ask the guy who will be standing next to you addressing the judge.