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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Public Benefits and Tax Law for Michigan on
Q: What happens when someone knowingly commits fraud for taxes and government aid by Using a false address. What can I do

My girlfriend moved into her father's house to help him with chapter 13 bankruptcy. It has come to her attention that her sisters fraudulently use the address for taxes and government assistance hindering her ability to properly receive these benefits. What can she do to rectify this since... View More

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answered on Jan 29, 2024

If someone commits fraud by using a false address for taxes and government aid, it's a serious issue that needs addressing. In your girlfriend's case, where her sisters are using her father's address fraudulently, this can indeed affect her ability to receive benefits legitimately.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Can I get my gun rights re-instated after a Domestic Misdemeanor from 15 years ago?

Hello! Michigander, here. I was charged with a Domestic Misdemeanor in 2008 that I have paid all dues for and completed probation, and have not committed any crimes since. Considering the new Bipartisan Safer Communities Act's five year restriction "after which the right to own a firearm... View More

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In Michigan, the process for restoring your gun rights after a domestic misdemeanor conviction from 15 years ago can be complex and depends on various factors. The recent changes in state and federal laws you mentioned, like the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and Governor Whitmer's House... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: What is the legal status of Psilocybin Liquid Culture in Michigan and in the United States of America as a whole?

It’s basically living mycelium suspended in a liquid culture solution. It’s like a spore syringe except its post germination and contains living mycelium

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In Michigan, Psilocybin Liquid Culture, which consists of living mycelium suspended in a liquid culture solution, falls under the state's controlled substances laws. Psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in magic mushrooms, is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance in Michigan.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: Is there away to get information regarding my husband case removed from the internet source like this one and mlive?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Dec 27, 2023

No. The Internet has a long memory. And unfortunately it isn't always accurate. Even when people are acquitted after a trial - usually months or years after news breaks of their arrest - those initial reports remain.

Further, news sources have a right to publish public information, and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: Is there away to get information regarding my husband case removed from the internet source like this one and mlive?
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answered on Jan 13, 2024

Removing information about your husband's case from the internet can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to address the issue.

First, you may want to contact the website owners or administrators directly and request the removal of the specific content. Be polite and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: I'm looking for a law firm that takes on cyber crme cases.

I'm looking for a lawfirm that takes on cyber crime. I've been cyber stalked for a year and a half.

My cyber stalker has pretty much ruined a year and a half of my life. My cyber issues has cost me money, friends, Family, precious time, etc... I just got confirmation, yetserday,... View More

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answered on Nov 23, 2023

In your situation, finding a law firm that has experience in handling cybercrime cases is crucial. Law firms that focus on internet law, digital privacy, or cybercrime would be well-equipped to address the issues you're facing. When looking for a law firm, consider those that have a track... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Federal Crimes and Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: Any lawyers in Michigan willing to take a case against Modivcare (Medicaid nemt transportation).

This case may end up in federal court

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 10, 2023

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could be difficult for attorneys here to offer their services to you - the forum isn't set up like a referral service. The format is Q & A. If you've already been searching, you could supplement your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Banking for Michigan on
Q: A national bank ignored a freeze and fraud alert on my credit and allowed a new fraudulent account anyway. Recourse?

After a national bank allowed a fraudulent account to be opened in my name I froze my credit with all three bureaus and added a fraud alert. Weeks later, another national bank ignored the freeze and the fraud alert and opened new accounts in my name, along with obviously suspicious activity.

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answered on Mar 4, 2023

You may have recourse against the national bank that ignored the credit freeze and fraud alert. You could start by filing a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) or with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) if the bank is a national bank. You could also... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: i got a felony in michigan for R&O. But i don’t have a criminal background. Will i go to prison?

I got the police called on me for refusing to leave a company’s property. The police showed up and were just going to write me a ticket for underage drinking. I was talking disrespectfully to the officer as he was writing my ticket. The officer then took action and tried to cuff me. I pulled my... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 4, 2023

Any charge can be dropped, but charges initiated by police contact are the least likely to be dropped. The good news is without a criminal history, you're unlikely to face much if any jail time, let alone prison. The bad news is that anytime a cop runs your name, it's going to come back... View More

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... View 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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Can a felon with a csc3 become an over the road driver

My name is Jeffrey Burton and I'm a conflicted felon csc3 and I'm having trouble finding a job

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 23, 2023

I don't see why not. Unfortunately, some employers and licensing authorities may take issue with your charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Legal Malpractice and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: Is it legal while an inmate is on a commitment to issue multiple warrants for probation violations on days scheduled for

Review or court for additional charges added while incarcerated

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jul 17, 2023

Yes. But in the end, it doesn't really matter as all it takes is one probation violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: How do I get my Husband case remove off the internet as this is causing turmoil in my family

Derik Rothrock can this please be removed

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 26, 2023

Simple answer is you can't. Criminal cases are a matter of public record. Is your husband convicted or charged and acquitted? Even if acquitted, court filings are generally available to the public.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I mailed two small tins of cannabis salve to my sister in another state. Just received message package seized my law

Mailed because she broke her hip and in pain

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 22, 2023

Not sure what your question is, but marijuana and it's byproducts are still largely unlawful under federal law, hence probably the USPS response you received.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I live in Michigan I entered in to a contract with a client for 6 hours . After the first meeting that lasted 1 1/2 hour

a check was written, contract (stating non refundable $780) was signed. After check was deposited, the client cancelled the check. is this a civil case or a federal case?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 11, 2023

It's a contract case. State case; small claims actually. Your damages are $780, and maybe any fees your bank charged you.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Kidnapping victim & perp live in different states, where should the victim file the complaint?

If the victim & perpetrator live in different states but were both in the same state at the time, where should the victim lodge a complaint, in which state's court should I file and is it still considered a federal crime if the crime didn't cross state lines?

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

You should contact Detroit police. Frankly, I'm not sure what they are going to do with a three year old complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Is it cyberstalking if my friend looks at my ex boyfriends Facebook account and sends screenshots of stuff he posts 2 me
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jul 18, 2022

Likely not. Are you wanting this information? If you don't, you can tell your friend to stop. But generally, if your ex-boyfriend if posting stuff publicly on Facebook, it's there for the taking.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I got change with A&B in Montcalm and have to take class for a sas mrt it is for drugs when I didn't get busted

And I am on probation for 24m and I get SSI and they try to say I have to get a job when it court order

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 27, 2022

Often, terms of probation will include substance abuse or mental health treatment even if not a part of the sentencing offense. The rationale is that even if you didn't get busted for drugs, substance abuse probably played a role in the assault.

An alternative to an employment...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I was convicted of “misdemeanor aggravated assault” on 7/31/2014. When will I be able to purchase a firearm?

Besides this assault charge from 2014 and a 1-5 over speeding ticket I have no record. Today(6/7/2022) I went to purchase a firearm and the background check was “delayed”. I’m just wondering when or even if I will be allowed to purchase and own a firearm. State of Michigan.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 8, 2022

You should be allowed to purchase firearms with a misdemeanor UNLESS it's a form of domestic violence. The delay is likely to fact-check that.

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