DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of a Detroit-area man who fought a conviction of driving with a suspended license.
Kazem Hammoud was stopped by Dearborn police for failing to use a signal while making a right-hand turn. He told police that his license had been suspended, and he was subsequently charged with that crime. But at trial, prosecutors didn't present evidence that Hammoud was formally notified of the suspension.
The appeals court said Wednesday that Hammoud's conviction must be thrown out and he can't be charged again. He had been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
The three judges on the appeals panel were Kathleen Jansen, Stephen Borrello and Jane Beckering.