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Q: Can I represent myself in exponging my felony? Is there a probone service

I have felony I think can be erased, lookinh for low income attorney or probono.

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Jay Courtright answered on Mar 2, 2013

I notice some time has passed since you posted this question, so I don't know if you've gotten an answer to your question yet, but here goes. You could, but I wouldn[t advise it. The expungement statute in Michigan is pretty detailed and though you may be sharp enough to do procedure yourself,... Read more »

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Q: If someone offered me money for sexual favors and i blackmailed them for money is that illegal
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Jay Courtright answered on Feb 28, 2013

In Michigan the offense is called extortion, but the answer is yes. MCL 750.213 states: Any person who shall, either orally or by a written or printed communication, maliciously threaten to accuse another of any crime or offense, or shall orally or by any written or printed communication... Read more »

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Q: Am i responsible for someone else energy bill when i have paid mine off? Not married, account not in my name.
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Jay Courtright answered on Feb 26, 2013

Given the brief explanation you provide the answer is 'of course not'. If there's something more than the minimal information you've provided, however, you should really contact an attorney and fully discuss what's going on with this.

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Q: How can I prosecute someone who commited a crime against me

He consigned the loans. They all went into default and collectors are coming after myself and at least two other people I now who also signed loans with him. He said he was investing in businesses and properties and would pay our loans back if we signed these loans to helphim with the businesses. i... Read more »

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Jay Courtright answered on Feb 25, 2013

From the sounds of your explanation situation, unless you can establish that the signator of these loans committed fraud against you, your only recourse against him would be in a civil court. Ultimately any decision to prosecute an individual for a crime resides in the County Prosecutor's office.... Read more »

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Q: What is an order of dismissal for non-service in a divorce
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Jay Courtright answered on Feb 22, 2013

A court speaks to the public through its orders. What an order of dismissal for non-service says to the public and to the parties to the law service is that the case was dismissed because one of the parties was not adequately 'served' or given 'notice' with the pleadings in order for him or her to... Read more »

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Q: Mortgage fraud any good lawyers
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Jay Courtright answered on Feb 6, 2013

That's a pretty broad question and the answer that any attorney would give you is 'yes'. I think you'll need to be more specific with your question before you'll get a response. If it's not something you really feel like going into detail over in this forum, contact me and we can discuss it.

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Q: Can you overturn a conviction after incarceration and all is said and done with?

If a.person was convicted of a crime and wants to fight it afterword is there a way to do ot without hiring a lawyer and needing money to revisit the court?

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Jay Courtright answered on Feb 6, 2013

All attorneys go to law school so that they can learn that the simple answer to any question is this: It depends. What you are asking about is called an expungement and it is possible given certain circumstances to get the convicting court to enter an order setting it aside. This isn't as clear... Read more »

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Q: My 18 year old just received a minor in possession for marijuana what type of charges can we expect
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Jay Courtright answered on Feb 6, 2013

The type of charges depend on the amount of marijuana your 18 year old had when he or she got caught. Marijuana is typically considered a schedule 2 controlled substance and ranks up there with heroin and cocaine in terms of its perceived severity. Based on what you've indicated, it would seem... Read more »

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