I agree with previous counsel. You should contact the police department that issued the ticket and ask them to re-write the ticket in your name. If your driving record is decent, there's a good chance of getting the ticket reduced to a zero-point infraction. A traffic lawyer would be able to...Read more »
Officer said that I probably did not know why he stopped me, but in Michigan it is a serious offence, a misdemeanor, if I do not change the lane or slow down when police car is on the side of the road. I said that I am sorry and I rally did not know about that law. He did not give me any ticket... Read more »
Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle is a misdemeanor in Michigan punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and/or imprisonment for up to 90 days. If the officer didn’t give you a ticket, then you got a break.
Yes, this is possible. The jury found the defendant guilty of armed robbery but decided there wasn’t enough evidence for the felony murder conviction. If it was the other way around where the defendant was found innocent of the underlying felony, he couldn’t be found guilty of felony murder.
A few years ago, I was convicted of assault. I did not commit the crime and there was no evidence to prove that I did it. My state-appointed lawyer threw out the hearing where the prosecution had to present the evidence against me. Therefore, it went to trial and it became a she said he said. I... Read more »
To be eligible for an expungement in Michigan, you can only have one felony on your record and no more than 2 misdemeanors. Also, it must be at least 5 years since you completed your sentence. The expungement process entails completing an “application to set aside conviction” and filing it...Read more »
I'm going to put as much detail here as possible my 26 year old husband was arrested on a juvenile contempt warrant last night in St Clair county Michigan. We are so confused on what is going on and the police won't tell us anything except that the warrant is from 2012, but he has been in jail... Read more »
Cops said the case would be submitted to a prosecutor and the father already has numerous demostic violence offences on his record and a assault on the same son a few years prior... note that there where no serious injurys
If police responded to the incident, they submitted a report to the prosecutor who decides whether or not to bring forth charges based on the evidence presented to him or her. There doesn’t have to be injuries for someone to be charged with assault or domestic violence.
Hi, I got some information from my girl cousin the other day. She had told me that she is dating a 27 or 28 year old and she is 16 about to turn 17. She consented to it and they are looking to get married in the future. She has not told her parents yet because she is scared of their reaction. She... Read more »
In Michigan, the age of consent to sexual contact is 16. Therefore, it is legal for a 16 year old to date a 28 year old as long as the relationship is consensual. However, if the 16 year old has sent sexual images the 28 year old, they could both face felony child pornography charges. If any of...Read more »
You can be charged with retail fraud. The degree will depend on the value of the stolen goods. If the value of the property is below $200, it is 3rd degree retail fraud, which is a 93-day misdemeanor. If the value of the property is between $200-$1,000, it is 2nd degree retail fraud, which is a...Read more »
I believe he was set up has had no trouble In 5yrs we live in a small town and I just don't understand the charges other than bring set up... is there something that can be done I don't have the cash to bail him out... HELP PLEASE
You can contact police and show them the footage. The police will make a report and turn it over to the prosecutor to bring forth criminal charges. They could be charged with larceny and whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony will depend on the value of the stolen items and if they have any prior...Read more »
No, officers must have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to pull you over. If you feel that your constitutional rights have been violated by the police, you should have an attorney represent you. If you can’t afford one, you can request a court appointed attorney.
It was my mother’s car and I didn’t know about the plates and I couldn’t find any paper work about the insurance. I have to appear in court or pay the tickets in full. $290 each and I can’t afford them.
I am also trying to file for a PPO because he is threatening to call my university to end my nursing career with slanderous information and will not stop calling and texting my boyfriend about me. Do you think the PPO will be granted at the hearing?
The “Peeping Tom” would be facing a disorderly conduct charge, which is punishable by 90 days in jail and/or $500 in fines. The PPO should be granted if you can show he has done a pattern of 2 or more acts without your consent that make you feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened...Read more »
If she tries to recant her statement, she could be charged with filing a false police report which is a misdemeanor or felony depending on the false crime reported. It’s best for her not to show up at court if she wants the charge to go away. If she fails to show, the prosecutor won’t be able...Read more »
The no-contact order prevents the defendant from direct and indirect contact or communications with the victim, including through the use of third parties. The no-contact order doesn’t place restrictions on the victim. Therefore, the victim can contact the defendant’s family.
A third DUI offense is classified as a felony and carries up to 5 years in prison. There is no time limit for when the prior convictions occurred. The old rule said that the prior offenses had to be within 10 years but that is no longer the case. A first or second DUI can be classified as a...Read more »
Convicted of 750.234b (A) discharge firearm at occupied dwelling (attempt) in April of 2011. 1 year probation was my sentence. The sentence carried a max of 4 years but with the attempt statue that would reduce too 2 years and be considered a "misdemeanor" can I be charged with felon in possesion... Read more »
If the maximum sentence for the underlying crime is 4 years, then your conviction for attempting to commit that crime would result in a misdemeanor on your record. Therefore, you would not be charged with felon in possession due to this conviction.
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