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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: Vehicle that was a trade in found abandoned in Detroit still in the person's name. State of Michigan wants me to pay!?

In June of 2020 I used my mother in laws vehicle as a trade in, it had a green title. The dealership that I went to never put on my paperwork that I used the car as a trade in. She recived a notice in the mail 2 weeks ago saying the car was abandoned with the plate in Detroit in October. Michigan... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: Could a pregnancy effect me getting my two youngest back from my abuser?

I found out my abuser molested my two oldest (they told their therapist and I found out because she asked me if it was something already being investigated), and I'm opening a case to try to get them back. He made me look crazy in court, which is how he was granted custody even with evidence... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it legal to sell a utility trailer with the contents in it for $1 just so a soon to be ex-wife cant get in it?

A friend wants to sell me his trailer so his soon to be ex-wife cant get in and get rid of his stuff. The trailer is in his name only and is at his old house where he can't go because of a ppo. He said it is only his stuff. But i am worried about if that is all legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: My cousin received and itemized list of seizure from the fbi. It's not his stuff should he contest or ignore?

His apartment building was raised a few months prior, and although it didn't have anything to do with him he was still questioned. They Lt him go and nothing has happened since but he got a certified letter saying that they were going to seize if he didn't forfeit the items on the list.... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 21, 2022

If it's not his stuff, what would there be to contest? Your cousin would be well advised to leave well enough alone.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Can an accuser legally contact a defendant with a no contact order in MI?

Someone was arrested for allegedly stalking his wife. A no contact was placed..SHE messaged him. He replied and now he's in jail with a revoked bond. Shouldn't SHE be in trouble?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 20, 2022

No. The no-contact order is against him. While she should not have contacted him, he was legally obligated not to reply. That he did is contempt of a court order.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Q: Can an 8 year old be arrested and charged with assault for intentionally hurting another child during school in Michigan

The other child went to the hospital for his injuries. From the sounds of it, I think his arm is broken. I'm so nervous for what to expect.

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Q: I received a ticket from a DNR in Antrim county for shooting a deer that didn't have enough points to be legal.

The ticket was wrote on November 16 2021. I still haven't been heard or contacted on it. how long do they have to hear me on the ticket ?...7 months ago they said it was in the prosecutor hands and they would contact me and I heard nothing.

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Q: Is there anything I can do to get an expungement for crimes committed 7 years ago?

The case wasn't closed until I paid the fines in 2021 but I had limited funds. They won't even hear my case.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 7, 2022

They won't hear it because, by law, you are not eligible due to having outstanding fines into 2021. A judge does not make the rules; they can only follow them. An expungement can only be granted after expiration of the applicable time period, which begins once the entire sentence - including... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: The officer said he saw a Needle cap in my car and this was why he had reasonable suspicion to search the car

drugs found in a pill bottle in a purse and make up bag. I was the passenger of the vehicle and the driver had 2 Xanax on him. The car was mine. The needle cap is not in evidence.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Had to say without reviewing the complete record of the stop and what else was going on with the driver. May be ripe for a motion to suppress. The fact the car was yours doesn't necessarily mean anything since you weren't driving.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: I asked why my attorney wanted me to see a psychologist, she said some of the things I say. Could not give me one reason

She tried to say because of the Allied paper, Kalamazoo river, willow creek boulevard, portage creek, superfund site, located within five hundred yards of the Kalamazoo county jail and fairgrounds there is a headstone that says this. I have documents on my phone that name the king's hwy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Should dashcam footage from Michigan state police have date time stamps. Kalamazoo county

My public defender wants me to see psychologist because I find it weird the dashcam has no date time stamp

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 26, 2022

Typically it would have date stamps. But I'm not sure that's the issue. You should have a conversation with your attorney about why he or she is recommending you see a psychologist.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Legal Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: The Prosecutors Office has refused to charge the complainant on my case with 2 serious crimes. What is going on? Legal?

These are not related to me. The first was a DV offense where she kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach two years ago. 3.5 months ago she was pulled over with superdrunk 3rd DUI(Felony). In both cases she was arrested, Warrants were requested by police, but the prosecutors office ignored them on... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 21, 2022

Charging decisions are wholly within the prosecutor's discretion. Regarding the DV offense, if it was two years ago, I think it's a foregone conclusion what the prosecutor thinks of that. Could be witness issues, and apparently the pregnant woman hasn't been in the prosecutor's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: How can I get my name cleared after someone used my identity to make a false CPS report against my grandsons father?

It came to my attention by way of my daughters FOC case that I was being accused of making a false CPS report against my grandsons father. After doing a FOIA request to find out what this was I received the police reports along with 7 pages of a CPS LEN, all unredacted, and my name is listed as... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 22, 2022

I'm unsure what you are asking. If your concern is that a call you made was reported inaccurately, that's one thing. If you're saying you never made a call, then that's a whole other thing.

The information you received through FOIA are reports, which are always subject...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: My mom threatened to kill my boyfriend, what do I do?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 20, 2022

Does your boyfriend know? He's the one that would need to do something about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: which lawer do i get in contact with to help me getting my gun rights restoration
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 8, 2022

There are attorneys who specialize in this, but generally, any criminal or appellant lawyer could assist.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Is there a law where when u are arrested, That u have to be mirandized, before being charged with a crime

I was on picked up on a warrant that was issued for me that morning and picked up from work, and was never actually read my right until pretrial

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 1, 2022

No. Miranda Rights apply when 1) you are in custody, and 2) being interrogated. The rights protect you from involuntary self-incrimination, and when violated, can lead to suppression of any statements or evidence gained.

Only because of TV and movies do we believe the police need to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: My fiances case files says closed all counts have been sentenced but his probation guy is trying to charge him with

Another violation and give him more time is this legal? And how can we fight this? He was sentenced 09/09/22 and he's had 3 more court dates that they keep pushing back now it's 10/06/22. They also give no paperwork to his attorney before court but want them to take the sentence and told... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Sounds like a probation violation, which can happen. He needs to stay in close contact with his attorney, who will be in contact with his probation agent.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Can a person with a 24 year old Felony work in a store, Walmart, that sells guns??

I am in Michigan and was convicted of a felony in 1998. Great bodily harm less than murder. I know that it is up to the individual companies, but wondering if there is any law, state or federal , that would prevent me from working there.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Working there? I don't think so. Probably not in the gun section. You should look into, at the very least, restoring your gun rights, though.

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