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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Michigan on

Q: Can I get a lawyer when pressing charges for domestic violence?

I pressed charges on my ex last weekend for domestic violence, can I get a lawyer to represent me in this?

Derrick E. George answered on Mar 23, 2019

Yes. In Michigan there is essentially a no tolerance stance when the police are called to a domestic violence incident and more often than not someone is going to jail and getting charged. Depending on your story and what outcome you wish to have would make it necessary for you to hire a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Michigan on

Q: Can you help Or should I have an Attorney during questioning

20 years ago thereabouts a Detroit Fire Battalion Fire Chief was killed in his home on west rd in Brownstown Michigan. at the time of his murder, I had already been away from this Roofing/Chimney company for two years. Prior to this murder, I had worked for them 10 or so years. The reason I am... Read more »

Derrick E. George answered on Oct 28, 2018

Get an attorney at this point.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on

Q: My son is 15 being charged with resisting arrest and disorderly,tested positive for marijuana

He was release on a personal bond and goes to court in a week. The juvenile called his school to get transcripts release for a behavioral school but we haven’t went to court yet. On paper work said parents felt to address substance use. Are they trying to lock him up or will he get release. He... Read more »

Derrick E. George answered on Oct 11, 2018

Two legal issues to address: marijuana positive test and the resisting and obstructing arrest. Based on my experience and the juvenile record and psychological evaluation we could get him on a deferred sentence that would get both charges dismissed. I have handled many cases like this and offer a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Michigan on

Q: I left the bar last night, don't remember leaving. Drove home. Cops showed up at door and impounded my car from driveway

I didn't answer the door. Called this morning and the cops said I hit and run a car, on my street. Said that they were getting off their shift and would be over at ten tonight to give me a ticket and I can get me car Monday from impound.

Derrick E. George answered on Sep 15, 2018

Feel free to text or call me to discuss your issue at 1-248-470-4300 to discuss your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Michigan on

Q: Fiance being charged with felonious assault and domestic violence against me

About a month-and-a-half ago my fiance and I got into a drunken altercation. I asked the police if I could make a statement at a later time and they said no they needed it fresh in my memory. I was highly intoxicated and wrote things that I didn't mean, now he is being charged with domestic... Read more »

Derrick E. George answered on Sep 12, 2018

I could best answer your questions if you can contact me at(248) 470-4300

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan on

Q: Do you have a right to refuse a field sobriety test?

Derrick E. George answered on Mar 9, 2018

Yes you have the right to refuse the Feild Sobriety Test. However, at the Law Offices of Derrick E George PC we do not recommend refusing as you face a hard 1 year license suspension for failure to comply. Regardless, the officer can draw blood and get results that way after obtaining a warrant in... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan on

Q: Can I claim I didn't know the law if I'm a resident of another state and am pulled over with a blood-alcohol level

that's above the legal limit in Michigan but which would've been legal in my own state?

Derrick E. George answered on Sep 7, 2017

No. Ignorance of the law is not a defense.

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