answered on Apr 1, 2020
An ordinance violation is charged under local ordinance (e.g. - city, township or village ordinance). Statutory law refers to Michigan state statutory laws (Michigan Compiled Laws). The substance of a local OWI ordinance is generally the same as state law. The primary difference is local ordinance... Read more »
I have been contacted by police via phone about an incident which occurred in Michigan. I am now in another state. How can I find out if an arrest warrant has been issued to me?
answered on Aug 6, 2019
Some courts have their register of action online at https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Terms?ReturnUrl=%2FCaseSearch%2FCourtSelection
If you can't find it online, you can also try calling the district court where the offense allegedly occurred.
I was arrested, given a ticket and let out of jail in maybe 30 minutes on a personal bond. I now have a court date scheduled and because I’ve never been in trouble not sure what’s going to happen. I live in Macomb County btw..
answered on May 17, 2019
it is a misdemeanor criminal charge, so yes you could go to jail. That doesn’t mean you will go to jail. The facts of the case, the judge, the advocacy of your attorney and your background are all variables that can impact the type of sentence you will receive.
After the fight, her mother filed a police report against me and they said the other young lady had a knot on her head. Can I possibly go to jail? I am 17 and a Junior in high school.
answered on May 10, 2019
If you are accused of assaulting the young lady, you could be prosecuted for assault & battery. Assault & battery is a misdemeanor which carries a potential jail sentence of up to 93 days. If you were 17 at the time of the alleged offense, you'd be prosecuted as an adult, not as a juvenile.
answered on May 9, 2019
Unlawfully driving away an automobile is a felony offense punishable by up to 5 years in prison. The offense consists of taking possession of and driving away a motor vehicle belonging to another without their permission.
I am the Cubmaster/Treasurer/Den leader of my local Cub Scout Pack. I had reported fraudulent charges on the acgreecount. When I was called in to get my statement it was more like an interrogation and the green officer (who has never done this kind of thing before) was fishing to find something I... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2019
You shouldn't answer any further questions without an attorney. You have a fifth amendment privilege against self-incrimination. What city did this occur in?
There wasnt a police report bcuz she kept lying. First said she was in an accident and my car was totalled. Then found out from someone else she sold it.
answered on Jan 11, 2019
You should file a police report. If your 'friend' sold your car, that's a crime.
answered on Nov 2, 2018
It is unclear what you mean by 'original video testimony.' If you testified at the preliminary examination, yes that can be used during the trial irrespective of whether you testify at trial. If you testified at an evidentiary hearing, that generally can't be used, but in certain... Read more »
answered on Oct 24, 2018
Yes, your friend can be convicted - he probably has an outstanding bench warrant for his arrest. Your friend would be well-advised to contact an attorney.
The police went through my phone to see if they could find any material (didn't) after I was arrested for b and e. (they took it too Lansing state police to have them hack into hit. Now they are giving it back today, do you think they put spying software on it and if so, is it legal
answered on Oct 2, 2018
Generally speaking, the police would need a warrant to place any software on your phone that tracked your movement or collected information. You can read the most recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion on this matter here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-402_h315.pdf
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