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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: When arrested and charged am I supposed to be read my rights
Andrew Mikos
Andrew Mikos answered on Jan 12, 2018

There is no requirement that you be read your rights before, during, or after your arrest. If you are questioned while in custody and the police wish to use your responses to those questions against you in court, they are required to read you your rights first.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Is a text message where someone admits to stealing from you enough proof to sue? Should a police report be made?

Ripped my family off by telling them he had a friend that worked at best buy and could get discounts on Christmas presents. Was told we would get email confirmations we waited and waited nothing ever came.. When asked he always had a believable excuse with pictures to make you believe.. (Used his... Read more »

Andrew Mikos
Andrew Mikos answered on Jan 12, 2018

You should file a police report and be prepared to provide them with printed copies of the text messages and any other proof you can offer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: How long does an early discharge of probation take after paperwork is sent to judge?

My probation officer sent the judge a request for an early discharge and i also have my POs blessing as he wrote a nice statement for me. Im very anxious to get the call but it just hasnt come...

Also are the odds a lot better that the judge will approve it with my PO recommendation.

Thanks.

Andrew Mikos
Andrew Mikos answered on Jan 12, 2018

You will likely be scheduled with another court appearance so the judge can address this on the record. It is not a given and you would be wise to have an attorney represent you at that hearing.

As to your second question, yes. It is always better to have the blessing/approval of your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Can police search one house with two living areas with one warrant

I live in a two story house I live up stairs in a appartments to search my apparent when I am not there do they need a warrant with the up stairs location and my name on it

Andrew Mikos
Andrew Mikos answered on Jan 12, 2018

It would depend upon the specific language of the warrant. You need an experienced attorney to review the warrant, which are typically only available for review after they have been executed. You should not assume that if your roommates are involved in criminal activity that officers searching the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: I have to go to court for my husband for an assult. SO WHEN I GO TO COURT TO TELL THEM I DON'T WANT TO PRESS CHARGES

Will the charges be dropped automatically

Andrew Mikos
Andrew Mikos answered on Jan 12, 2018

Not necessarily. The decision to proceed with the case is up to the prosecutor, not the judge, and their decision is influenced by numerous factors, only one of which is the willingness of their "victim" to testify. Without knowing more about the facts of the case, I could not say what... Read more »

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