I got in trouble with the law 6 years ago. I did not pay those court fines. Due to not being able to. Now I have a greatjob that pays me really well. I would like to pay them off however I have a warrant for my arrest because of those fines. Right now at my job we are on mandatory 7 days if I miss... Read more »
Not enough information. I don't know whether you are talking about traffic fines, misdemeanor fines, and costs, or felony. I don't know your prior history, whether you have a long record of cases and failure to appear. Many factors enter the equation. Don't mess around. Hire an attorney and...Read more »
I was eligible and filed the expungement papers with the courts sent them to the prosecutors and state police dept. Court date is coming up and was wondering if it’s something I can do on my own like go before the judge or should I hire a lawyer to show up? It’s 1felony/Felonious Assault
It never hurts to at least talk with a local attorney who might be able to give you guidance as to what your particular judge expects and prepare you for the hearing. Expungements are discretionary, meaning that just because you qualify doesn't mean that the judge has to grant it. And it will...Read more »
Depends on what the letter says was the mistake. I would imagine it's a time computation error - essentially clerical in nature; in that case, an attorney is unnecessary. If the sentence is within the guidelines or within what was contemplated in the plea agreement, then that letter is more or less...Read more »
The crime appears to be that you were driving a car without proper registration. If the officer was following procedure, he ran the plate through his computer and the crime would be obvious. The officer could not have known about the lack of insurance. The offer need not turn on his lights for...Read more »
The sentencing guidelines inform a defendant what he or she can reasonably expect as far as sentencing; they also inform the judge on what an appropriate sentence may be. The numbers you posted are what we would call prison guidelines - meaning that a prison sentence is likely. They also set the...Read more »
My friend is in a situation where he got into a fight with his dad, and it was going to court, but his dad talked to the prosecution office (my friend's dad used to be a police officer and he knows others in that field) and they came to an agreement and called off the trial but made a conclusion.... Read more »
Is this a juvenile matter? If so, it sounds like the decision was made to put the case on what's called the consent calendar. Why would your friend want a trial in this case, and possibly face 1) a record (albeit juvenile), and 2) worse sanctions?
Over $100,000 for damage to a property in 2009. The property was sold in 2016. How do we have the amount of restitution amended to credit the sales price? Is it to have a motion filed and if so, what kind of fees are we looking at? Thank you.
I think you'd need certainly a post-judgment motion. The legal question, though, is what was the amount of damages in 2009; not necessarily what the property eventually sold for. I think the more interesting question - and perhaps how this sort of motion may be better presented - is whether that...Read more »
I'm sorry that such a terrible thing happened to you. Obviously, you already know you need to consult with a Michigan employment attorney. When you speak with the attorney, ask about defamation issues presented by your situation. While libel-slander matters are often challenging because of...Read more »
Please help me. I thought I was doing everything right and legal, but I just I was wrong. This year for Halloween I wanted to dress up as a Michigan Sheriff's officer. I go to university, and what scares college kids, the cops. I tried to do my best homework on the legal matter, and read that I... Read more »
The drugs are not yours, but y ou u are arrested for them. The person who you dropped off writes the judge said the drugs found were there's they must have dropped and is willing to get on stand a testify that that are theirs. Should the case be dismissed. Or could one still be found guilty?.... Read more »
Did complete my 2 yr. Drug court program for my felony probation but I still had fines to pay but found out I had the controlled buy done on me and I ran because I was scared I would go away for a long time and not see my family. How long will I get in prison if I go back and turn myself in I have... Read more »
You will be sentenced on your probation violation, with your original sentencing guidelines used for a good estimate. Additionally, you are likely facing a new charge, and points will be assessed for picking up this new charge while on probation in the sentencing guidelines. Without knowing more...Read more »
I was going after a truck, and i used the passing lane to over take the truck. After passing through, i started to lower the speed under the speed limits. After sever miles, i noticed the police car with light, i don't know they are aiming at me and i didn't hear any police car honking. Then i... Read more »
The facts being as you described, I would be surprised to find a prosecutor willing to dismiss the charge, or a jury able to find that you did not have intent to elude after traveling several miles even at lower speeds. Only a local lawyer able to go through all the evidence against you can give...Read more »
I know this answer comes likely after your husband's prelim. But I suspect there is much more to this story. That your husband has a no contact order with you as part of his bond conditions tells me that at least the court believes you may be more than a witness, but a victim in some regard....Read more »
I have a misdemeanor in Michigan, (3rd degree retail fraud under $200) that happened in June this year. I was sentenced to a year of probation. I was informed that i wouldnt be able to do direct patient care until 2022. However, I was already set to start my nursing program in January. I was just... Read more »
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