No. 8 January Term 1972, Docket No. 53,378.

387 Mich. 698 (1972)

199 N.W.2d 177


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided July 26, 1972.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Robert A. Derengoski, Solicitor General, Thomas G. Plunkett, Prosecuting Attorney, and Frank R. Knox, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for the people.

Lance E. Mermell, for defendant.

Amicus Curiae:

State Appellate Defender Office (by Arthur J. Tarnow [F. Thomas Lewand, of counsel]).

Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (by C. Edward Carraher, David Morris, Robert D. McClear, Richard D. Rohr, Harold M. Deason, and Louis C. Andrews, Jr.).


Defendant was charged with carrying a strung bow in an automobile in violation of MCLA 312.10(d); MSA 13.1339(d).

At arraignment, defendant stood mute and by special appearance of counsel from the Oakland County Legal Aid Society moved for appointment of counsel. The district judge denied the motion on the basis that the offense charged was but a 90-day misdemeanor arising out of the Michigan Game Law of 1929, as amended.


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