My question involves criminal law for the state of: Michigan
I have a friend who was charged for possession of marijuana for a hemp plant from birdseed, at least that is our assumption. They used an ordinance violation to enter the yard and cut down her garden, apparently one of the workers found this plant. The court appointed attorney wanted her to plead without even seeing the police report, she does not want to plead as she has no knowledge of this plant. What I am asking is there a plausible defense for this and how come she was not charged with cultivation. Any guidance or advice in this matter would be greatly appreciated.