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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan on
Q: hello and good day. in the state of Michigan

drivers license revoked because of dui will the applicant need a registered vehicle if approved?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 16, 2021

Depends. Generally, the road to a license again involves a period of time with an interlock device ("blow and go") with a restricted license prohibiting the person from driving any car without it. So at least as a practical matter, the applicant would need vehicle access for which an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I work for a staffing agency internally and as an employee contracted out by the agency to a client?

I work for a staffing firm that does payroll/hr/admin contracting for a large client. I’m a corporate employee who manages the hr system for both the staffing agency and the client, in the past I managed payroll for both companies as well (the contracted agency employees and the direct client... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

As a practical matter, I'm not sure it's to either company's benefit for you to manager HR for the both of them. Payroll is another matter, which I don't think is much of an issue.

The arrangement is likely legal; "best practice"? probably not.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: How can a PPO NEGATIVELY affect someone on probation?

y question is if I set up a PPO against someone that has harassing me and physically assaulted someone in my house that is on probation. How would it affect the person that is on probation? Especially if the probation is to stay away from police contact. The reason why I’m asking is the aggressor... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

This is a tough question to answer because the correct answer depends on a lot of variables that we cannot anticipate - in the case of assault, who is the aggressor and the attacker sometimes comes down to credibility and is rarely clear cut. Generally, just because someone is on probation... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I press charges against our board of education and have them criminally prosecuted under this statue? MCL 380.1307b
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

No. Have you addressed your issues with the board?

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0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: I have a child case and my exs wife is the lead in the childsupport division.

My case is in indiana an theres so much im trying to fight my own case but there changeing what the judge agreed to trying to modify past rhe handbook and include a gl

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Michigan on
Q: An individual verbally harassed and physically threatened me at work -& there's video evidence. What are my options?

The individual that harassed me continues to work there, and creates a hostile environment.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

First step is to report this to your employer. You may also need to consider petitioning for a PPO.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: An individual verbally harassed and physically threatened me at work -& there's video evidence. What are my options?

The individual that harassed me continues to work there, and creates a hostile environment.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Native American Law for Michigan on
Q: Can a tribe decide to transfer a case of tribe member 2 tribal court from state court if crime was not on indian proprty

Multiple charges, drug related at a residence of a tribal member. Kids custody affected, and defendant is being treated with cruel an strange threats and absurd penalties

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

Not only can then, but if it's an abuse or neglect case, different rules apply and the tribal court would have jurisdiction.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: The question is long so its in more info plz help

If my ex and i presumably have a child, and she was married had the husband sign the birth certificate with out my knowledge, and ive been sending money to help support and I find out the child is is not mine would I be able to sue to get money that I sent for presumed child if i have records ?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

Doubtful. It sounds like at this point you are sending her money out of the goodness of your heart and not pursuant to any order - in other words, the money you gave could be considered a gift. The law presumes that each party performs due diligence, and it doesn't sound like you took any... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I take my child’s father to court for custody if he don’t want to?

He wants to see the child but he don’t what to share custody? What happens if I go to court and he doesn’t show?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Michigan on
Q: I want to get a list of donors and endorsements for all probate court judges in michigan. How would I do that?
Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Sep 11, 2021

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8723_8751-169289--,00.html

Will have the information you want about the donors and expenditures but as who who 'endorsed' a specific candidate, you'll have to look at the local level for each.

This is not going to be an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Michigan on
Q: I have petitions for full guardian/conservatory of my mother's estate in Wayne County.I live & work in DC I need help!

I was informed by physician at Mama's rehab center to get full guardian/conservatory petitions. After a lot of work and headache, I have both petitions. The problems have not been reduced. An inventory form is due within 56 days. I am on 30 days. Where do I go for help now? Eldercare and... Read more »

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Sep 10, 2021

Absolutely yes, you need to hire a Wayne County attorney to help.

You should have done that from the start, but it is never too late.

Look here for someone with offices in Wayne County who is familiar with that court's requirements

as they are generally NOT the same...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Can a circuit court judge rule if his term is expired? I can't find anything anywhere on st. Joseph County Michigan.

My son was just sentenced unfair. First felony 4 years prison with no boot camp or reform that we have in our county.

Dana B. Carron
Dana B. Carron answered on Sep 10, 2021

There are ways to allow a judge to rule after his term expires. You can however certainly appeal the length of the sentence given as being excessive under the specific facts of your son's case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Is there a way to have my kid's dad pay child support even though we live together?

I am the only one who financially provides for our kid's. Their dad refuses to help with anything financial. Is there anything I can do about it?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 10, 2021

Short of physically separating, no.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: I'm 41 years old my mother is deceased does she have to be alive for my father to sign an affidavit of parentage?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 10, 2021

Yes, she would need to be alive.

0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: Is having a dashcam under the mirror/windshield 100% illegal or are there exceptions? On dashboard is obstructing me.

When dealing with dashcams, I am a short person in a big vehicle. I plan on getting a dashcam but placing it on the dashboard is obstructing my vision. I've tried looking more into the rules of law but it was very confusing to read. Wasn't sure who to contact about this when I don't... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: Real estate question

Someone gave me a cash deposit to purchase my property. No contract was signed and no receipt was given. A month later he called me to cancel the deal. I told him I can not give him the deposit back. He started harassing my phone and threatening me. What should I do? Do I make a police report? Do I... Read more »

David Soble
David Soble answered on Sep 9, 2021

If you state that there was no written contract, then you do not have a valid purchase agreement. Real estate transactions, especially those dealing with a purchase, require that the contract be in writing pursuant to the Statute of Frauds. My suggestion is that you return the deposit, because... Read more »

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