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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: I have an arraignment tomorrow morning for a charge I was never arrested and charged for.

I have an arraignment tomorrow morning for a charge I was never arrested and charged for. I am being accused of bailing someone out of jail with conterfeit money. I have NO IDEA if this is true or not, to my knowledge I paid with real cash!! How stupid would I possibly be?! I had no clue. The... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 24, 2022

All you can do is go through the process at this point. The prosecution will need to show that you knew or should have known the money was fake. If what you're saying is true, I think you have a compelling case to make to a jury.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Michigan on
Q: Charging more for cutting grass and not letting me know.

I just received a bill for 6 weeks, and the price is $24 more than I usually pay. They did not let me know it would be going up.

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Unless there’s a written contract that provides for your agreement to a price increase or surcharge, you nave a point. Your agreement in some form to a price increase is required. But if you agreed to a long-term arrangement, you owe at least the lower price. I suggest that this be worked out... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue a company for TCPA violations in my local small claims court if the telemarketer’s in a different state?

A company called me 18 times, even though I’m on the national do not call registry, and have been since 2016 (I have proof of both, and the telemarketer recorded a voicemail every time).

Since I don’t have an existing relationship with the company, I understand each call allows me to... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 23, 2022

I think you're right that you can sue them. I would try consulting a consumer rights attorney before trying it on my own. And I would plan to go ahead and sue in the general civil division (district court), not small claims. In small claims, neither party can have an attorney, and a business... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: I am wondering if there are any lawyers or law firms that practice veterinarian malpractice?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 23, 2022

I am sure there are - check in more rural areas and attorneys who work with farmers. Although, you probably don't need to limit your search to someone with specific experience with veterinarian medicine as the concept of malpractice would be the same as with humans. Any attorney would need to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Michigan on
Q: I won UIA appeal in Michigan. ALJ ordered UIA redetermined after 1 year, which isn't allowed. When will I get my payment

ALJ found UIA did review after 1 year and filed a redetermination instead of a determination. I never even knew of my case going to the ALJ, it's been a huge issue in Michigan. Does UIA have a right to appeal the decision? The order was made on June 9th, in my letter it said a letter would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Contracts and Probate for Michigan on
Q: If a car has a clean title with no lean against do I have to pay the payments after my husband died?

When he took out the loan we were told they didn’t process it right an d we had to get the title. This loan person was not nice told us we had to car DMV in Ohio to get it. I refused it was 4 months of driving without plates. She finally got the title and gave it to him we transfered it and now... Read more »

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris
answered on Jun 21, 2022

If the vehicle is titled in Ohio, I recommend that you hold out for an answer from an attorney in Ohio. I am not, so I am going to give a brief answer based on Michigan law.

I do not see a reason to agree to have a lien evidenced on the title. However, if the vehicle is titled to your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: can a letter with no name establish legal residency?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 21, 2022

If this is a follow-on question to the one posted the other day regarding residency, please note that a person can have multiple legal residences. The question turns on whether you have some intent to return. A hotel is generally not a residence because when people stay in a hotel, it's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: trying to fill out my appeal how do i find my judges bar number if my lawyer wont help me?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 21, 2022

First, be very cautious about what you are doing. Second, if you are appealing after a sentence, your attorney, unless they agreed otherwise, has no obligation to help you appeal. Appeals and trial work are completely different. If you are appealing, see my first point; you could be jeopardizing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: How long do I have to hold my soon to be ex wifes stuff at my mom's house in michigan, she chose to leave and moved out

Been 3 weeks and she has been told multiple times

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

Is the divorce finalized? If not, this issue needs to be addressed in court.

0 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Michigan on
Q: Is my insurance company obligated to ship my car back to me from Pennsylvania after an accident if they rescinded

They towed it to a salvage yard and never gave me a status of my car.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: how to i start the emancipation prosess
0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Q: i need help with emancipation
0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: Is a seller liable after closing for misstatements made on disclosure statement?

After closing on my home, but before moving in, my neighbor had his property surveyed. Among other things, there is a semi permanent structure built by the sellers husband, who is deceased, that the survey shows is encroaching on his property. On the Disclosure Statement, the seller stated there... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Michigan on
Q: Can lawmakers pass a law forcing doctors to perform a procedure that is not possible?

I heard that Ohio lawmakers were/are telling doctors to reimplant ectopic pregnancies into the uterus, but doctors are saying that's just not physically possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: them my constitutional rights have been violated because my arraignment on information was waived without my knowledge

I am in jail

them my constitutional rights have been violated because my arraignment on information was waived without my knowledge. I nevere agreed on or off the record to waive my arraignment on information. I have nothing on paper with my signature or anything being waived on any court... Read more »

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

One of two things happened at your prelim: either 1) you did waive circuit court arraignment, or 2) the district court judge arraigned you on the information - possibly because you refused to waive. If either of those two situations did not occur, as you are saying, then the remedy is for you to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Can someone with 50/50 custody make exchanges at the police station due to safety concerns?

My boyfriend has 50/50 legal and physical custody. Last time we picked up his daughter they sent a threatening message about calling the cops over my driving. Though we did not do anything wrong. My boyfriend feels unsafe and bad for his daughter and wants exchanges to take place at a police... Read more »

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

He can. The parents can always agree on an exchange point; if no agreement, then whatever is in the order stands.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: Is a seller liable after closing for misstatements made on disclosure statement.

After closing on my home, but before moving in, my neighbor had his property surveyed. Among other things, there is a semi permanent structure built by the sellers husband, who is deceased, that the survey shows is encroaching on his property. On the Disclosure Statement, the seller stated there... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
answered on Jun 22, 2022

Just going into the initial question in the title. It is possible you'll have some options. But, you'll want to talk to an attorney about your case, if any.

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