I strongly suggest you consult with a lawyer before turning yourself in. A lawyer will need to know the charges, possible defenses, the jurisdiction and whether you have any priors before giving you advice.
She’s had some drug addiction, medical issues, outstanding medical, Energy, housing bills and collections. I’ve moved her in with me to straighten her out, pay some of her debt, get her health in order and deal with her criminal record that stems back to 2011. There are 16 warrants and I... Read more »
Your's is a very fact-dependent situation. How did she get this video? Who took it? And where were you when this was being done? If you had no reasonable expectation of privacy when this video was made, or you consented to being taped and the video subsequently fell into her hands, I'm not sure...Read more »
Friend had gotten a search warrant and someone else that was in the same roof had gotten arrested. My friend had read the search warrant and found a signature that was above judge/magistrate and the judge was crossed out.
I went to the local McDonalds where I placed my order for fresh food. Was given cold food. Asked to drive back around for fresh food. Get back to the window, given same food. Ask for a refund was given partial refund. When told manager she didnt give the correct refund. She threatened to call the... Read more »
"A person who represents himself has a fool for a client." Trained attorneys hire other attorneys to represent them when they find themselves in trouble. DO NOT attempt to run a jury trial alone. You need to contact a local criminal defense attorney quickly, or ask the court to appoint you one....Read more »
I was arrested, given a ticket and let out of jail in maybe 30 minutes on a personal bond. I now have a court date scheduled and because I’ve never been in trouble not sure what’s going to happen. I live in Macomb County btw..
it is a misdemeanor criminal charge, so yes you could go to jail. That doesn’t mean you will go to jail. The facts of the case, the judge, the advocacy of your attorney and your background are all variables that can impact the type of sentence you will receive.
Good question. There probably is some interplay regarding what is protected information under FERPA and to whom. I do know that as a ward of the court (which a juvenile is while on probation), a probation officer has a lot of leeway into the child's life, and so I do believe the probation officer...Read more »
Unlawfully driving away an automobile is a felony offense punishable by up to 5 years in prison. The offense consists of taking possession of and driving away a motor vehicle belonging to another without their permission.
Illega I was pulled over by the state police and got in trouble. I turned the corner with him coming towards me and he immediately turned around and pulled me over. All that was asked was for my papers, and 'how much have you had to drink today cause I can smell it.' End of story. Not a clue why I... Read more »
Interesting question, and I can tell you did some research. The limits expressed in Terry v. Ohio don't apply when driving a car. Police can pull over a car for any number of reasons, and once stopped, can inquire as they did in your case. I would note that you didn't have to answer the question...Read more »
My husband and I met a Realitor who helped us find a house. We gave her a deposit and app fee. We never heard back from the Agent with an approval or denial. We found out that the money order was cashed, and we still have not received keys, approval, or a denial. Is this illegal? Do we have a... Read more »
It sounds like you're talking about a Realtor who helped you to find a rental home, as opposed to buying. It may not be illegal for the Realtor to cash the check. The Realtor, whether an agent for the landlord or for you, holds the funds in escrow/trust. But if you have not been approved for the...Read more »
Licensed builder in the state of Michigan and fully insured. Recently completed a project for a developer who was building spec homes for resale. The developer had me submit several construction bid contracts which were accepted and payments issued for the work. I completed all work stated in the... Read more »
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Unless you have been charged--or are being charged--for a crime yourself you cannot invoke the fifth amendment to shield the suspect. Nor can you invoke the fifth amendment "on some questions" but not others.
OK so a friend of mine was charged with 1st degree retail fraud in Mason county Michigan. He took a deal of 1 year in jail, 90 days upfront, balance at the courts discretion. Its his first criminal offence ever. This guy doesn't even have a traffic ticket. What are the chances the judge will... Read more »
If you are referring to the 90 days up front, very little chance. While those days are quite likely considered a prosecutor's recommendation to the judge, who ultimately has the power to sentence within the law, most judges will see those 90 days as something your friend signed up for by taking the...Read more »
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