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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: My husband mother kicked in my door, damaged the door, and got in my face. It has been a few weeks since what can I do?

My husband put a hole through my wall and I removed him from my home.My husband's mother came to my home to take him home with her. I allowed my husband back inside due to cold weather conditions. She arrived at my home; I was about to open the door and she kicked it in. She yelled... Read more »

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Jasmine D. Rippy answered on May 16, 2018

You can report the incident to police and the prosecutor will decide whether or not to bring criminal charges against her. In addition, you can seek to get a restraining order (personal protection order) against her. This would entail completing the proper paperwork and filing it with the circuit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: My ticket has the color of my vehicle incorrect. Will that be enough for dismissal?

I was pulled over for a defective equipment (break light) that was not defective. I know for a fact the police ran my plate and was profiling me and my family. But since there is an error on the ticket can that automatically be dismiss?

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on May 16, 2018

If everything else on the ticket is correct except for the color of your vehicle, the ticket won’t automatically be dismissed because it contains the wrong color. Substantive issues such as your break light not being defective at the time of the stop would be grounds for a dismissal. However, a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: I'm charged with 2nd degree retail fraud third offense can I avoid jail if I hire a lawyer
Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on May 16, 2018

Second degree retail fraud carries up to 1 year of jail time. Because this is your third offense, I would strongly recommend hiring a criminal defense attorney to give you the best chance of avoiding jail time. An attorney will be able to advise you on being proactive in seeking counseling and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan on
Q: How long does a first time DUI stay on your record?
Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on May 16, 2018

I agree with previous counsel. Furthermore, a DUI and other traffic offenses cannot be expunged.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: I got a speeding ticket in Indiana for 78/50. This was in Oct 2017. Can I fight for it now?

Michigan DMV did not allow me to do driver improvement program as I got ticket in Indiana. Indiana DMV did not allow as I have Michigan license.

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 30, 2018

If the ticket has been paid, you can’t do anything at this point because you have admitted responsibility for the violation. If a default judgment was entered because you never showed up to address the ticket, you may be able to file a motion to set aside the default judgment, which would allow... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Should my kids father plead guilty or take it to trial. He wad charged with 2nd degree child abuse.

My son stole my credit card and bought a gun online and failing class and getting suspended. His father disciplined him and left some marks. Cps was called and he was arrested. Hes never had trouble with the law before and no record. What should he do. Plead guilty or go to trial. If he pleads not... Read more »

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 28, 2018

Child abuse in the second degree is a serious felony charge that carries up to 10 years in prison.

He should plead not guilty at his first court hearing, which will be an arraignment. At that time, the judge will also set the bond amount. It is in his best interest to retain a criminal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: My brother was charged with felony assault, but is currently being held in the wrong county? bond keeps changing?

He is currently being housed in iron county when the situation occurred in gogebic county. iron county wants 1000 cash bond. gogebic county wants 5000. He went to court in iron county, was granted 1000 cash bond but they claim it wasn't an arraignment. he has not been transported yet. the... Read more »

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 27, 2018

He may have had outstanding warrants for other charges in Iron County. He should hire a criminal defense attorney to work through the warrant and bond issues and represent him in the pending charges.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan on
Q: If you drive a friend's car drunk can they get in trouble?
Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 18, 2018

Yes, your friend could face criminal charges if you’re arrested for a drunk driving offense and your friend knew that you were drunk but still let you drive. In such case, your friend could be charged with allowing an intoxicated person to operate a vehicle. The severity of the charge and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: What happens at arraignment

DUI,suspended license and misdemeanor marijuana

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 17, 2018

An arraignment is the first court date in a criminal case. The defendant will be informed of the charges being brought and have an opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty to each charge. The court will also determine whether the defendant is eligible to be released on bond and the amount of such... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: My husband's boss encourages him to drink and drive all the time. It has been years, is there any way to fix it?

The boss is temporarily working in US office from the headquarter in Korea. He doesn't take it seriously about DUI.

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 17, 2018

If your husband gets pulled over and charged with a drunk driving offense, his boss will not have any criminal responsibility and the fact that his boss encouraged the drinking and driving will not be a defense. Ultimately, it is your husband’s choice to drink and drive. If he wants to drink... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: My child is 13, he stole my bank card and bought a semi-auto bb gun off of amazon. What can he be charged with

I want him to see some juvie/jail time not just fines. Because he needs a wake up call not a coffin or future prison record. Any charges for the semi-auto bb handgun

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 17, 2018

If you report your son to police, he could be charged with illegal use of a financial transaction device, which is a felony. Because he used the card online, he could also be charged with using the internet or a computer to commit a crime, which in this case would be a felony because the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: What happens at arraignment
Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 17, 2018

An arraignment is the first court date in a criminal case. The defendant will be informed of the charges being brought and have an opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty. The court will also determine whether the defendant is eligible to be released on bond and the amount of such bond. If the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: My home was raided. drugs found. Arrsted me but offered a deal and released me with no charges. What are my options ?
Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 17, 2018

You stated that you were offered a deal and released without charges. Therefore, it seems like there are no pending charges against you. I’m not sure what options you are referring to.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: see below

My girlfriends step dad attacked her and her mom and was arrested for 2, 2nd offense domestic violence, we all live in the same house but he is not allowed back right now due to his charges. He filed a PPO on myself because I got involved and broke up him strangling my GFs mom. If for some crazy... Read more »

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 17, 2018

Yes, you would have to leave if he was granted a PPO against you. If you feel that the PPO isn’t warranted, you can seek to terminate it. This involves filing a motion to terminate the PPO with the court and scheduling a hearing date. I would suggest hiring an attorney to do this for you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: I was found unconscious from alcohol, i was charged with possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication

I have a prescription for my adderall, i had my adderall in a bag since my cap on my prescription bottle broke, can i still be charged if i have a prescription?

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 17, 2018

Yes, you can still be charged for possession. However, having a valid prescription is a defense if you can show proof of that presctiption. Hiring an attorney will give you a better chance of getting the charge dismissed. I would suggest contacting a local criminal defense attorney to discuss the... Read more »

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