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Q: How do I testify against someone without being summoned by the court
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Hillard Fried answered on Dec 31, 2010

I assume that you are inquiring about a criminal prosecution. Generally, either the judge and/or the lawyers determine which witnesses will testify at an adversarial court proceeding. If you have pertinent information for or against one of the parties, you could contact the lawyer whose side you... Read more »

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Q: If i plea by mail,do i go to jail if i plea guilty. im disabled and cant travel from florida to michigan

In order to just pay a fine,do i plea guilty or not guilty even if i paid 300.00 to get out of jail the day it happened.i didnt go back to court because my mom died the following month.the officer claimed he smelled mariquana in truck. got arrested for not having my pills labeled and residue of... Read more »

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Hillard Fried answered on Dec 30, 2010

Pleas of not guilty in certain misdemeanors, under particular circumstances, are allowed by court rule. A defendant submitting such a plea, however, must be represented by a lawyer. Some judges even allow guilty pleas and sentencings, both, without the need to appear in court. Those cases usually... Read more »

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Q: I am being charged with feony inssurance fraud? What exactly is the charge @ how much time does it carry?
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Hillard Fried answered on Dec 30, 2010

Your question is too incomplete and too broad for a succinct answer. In order to provide a precise response, we would need to review the complete facts of the case. There are many criminal statutes pertaining to insurance fraud. The basic penalties are various, depending on the statute under which... Read more »

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Q: What do you get for a b&e

I was with my buddy and he tried opening a door to a shack on a golf course were they keep there maintenance supplies and i was there but i did noting he set an alarm off and i left but i did not touch anything or try to do anything?

Hillard Fried
Hillard Fried answered on Dec 30, 2010

In asking about penalties you are putting the cart before the horse. The more important issue is whether you committed any crime, at all. Every criminal offense is comprised of necessary elements. The elements of a crime are like the wheels of a car. If one is missing, the car won't... Read more »

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Q: I want to plea by mail. I need to get this resolved without going to jail. I am on social security for chronic pain
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Hillard Fried answered on Dec 30, 2010

A court rule permits written pleas of not guilty in certain misdemeanors, under certain circumstances. A defendant submitting such a plea, however, must be represented by a lawyer. Incredibly, there are even some district courts which allow submission of a guilty plea and sentencing, both, without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My daughter's finger was caught in her nursery school door. She needs stitches and PT. Despite a disclaimer, can we sue
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Hillard Fried answered on Dec 30, 2010

The bigger question is whether the nursery school was negligent. If not, then you would not have a claim and would be unable to sue for that reason.

Every negligence claim is comprised of 'necessary elements'. The necessary elements are like the wheels on a car. If one is missing -...
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Q: How hard is the bar exam?

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Hillard Fried answered on Jan 10, 2011

Study hard and study smart, and you'll find yourself enjoying it!

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