Recently a case was assigned to a public defender (former prosecutor) to defend a man whos father had been prosecuted successfully by the same attorney many years prior. The son's case is not of the same charges as his father's prior case, however, the attorney remains in the same... Read more »
There was likely a medical blood draw that was used by police to determine the presence of alcohol and/or drugs. Normally a single vehicle collision on its own will not be sufficient to be allege the DUI as aggravated so more information would be needed. The best advice I can give is to consult a...Read more »
This is a tricky question to answer because there are many specific things that can happen that need to be evaluated. However, the quick and simple answer is that as long as the police are conducting an investigation they are allowed to detain you. Now, there are other legal things to bring into...Read more »
If you and your defense counsel can show by a preponderance of the evidence that law enforcement officials had knowledge the vehicle was not stolen when they obtained the warrant, then yes, you should be able to succeed in a motion to suppress any evidence obtained UNLESS the state can show they...Read more »
Why would you not be able to marry him? Legally you are an adult and are allowed to marry whoever the law will allow you to marry, so unless he is a first-cousin, or other close relative, you can marry him.
questioned me about him and his brother eventually leading to a detective coming and told me if I refused to talk to them or let search my house, they would arrest me for domestic violence is this illegal for them to come to my house for domestic violence and then bribe me to talk to them so they... Read more »
You have no obligation to talk to the police in a domestic dispute. The police must have probable cause to arrest you. However, they may have felt they had probable cause to charge you with a criminal offense (such as disorderly conduct) and will occasionally use the threat of an arrest to get...Read more »
More info is needed to answer. Talk to a injury or civil rights lawyer ASAP.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is...Read more »
State wants civil forfeiture of goods under RICO act - only no one has been charged nor even identified as “others.” Bills of attainder (“bill of pains and penalties") prohibited under constitution in 3 places as it imposes punishment without Due Process (see Cummings v. Missouri, 71 US... Read more »
Hey, I plead with diversion on my case which included the related charge 13-1203A1 along with 13-1602MI and 13-2904.MI. My right to bear arms was stripped at the start of the incident and from what I can see online I can't really figure out a definitive answer if I will get the seized firearm... Read more »
The legal documents contained no information related to the accused crime (purpose of arrest) and were in my passenger seat but while the documents were in possession of the police the civil hearing came and I went to it unprepared without my case file. The police would not return it to me after... Read more »
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