Assaulted by my mother-in-law a year-and-a-half ago they didn't want to arrest her because she is 70 years old but they did after they made me take a breathalyzer not her they called me the next day to ask if I wanted to press charges I said I did it has been a year-and-a-half now and I've heard... Read more »
Prosecutors make the decision to press charges. Have you contacted the local prosecutor's office to determine the case status? They could have elected not to pursue charges for any number of reasons. Just because someone wants charges pressed doesn't mean that the prosecutor must do so.
I was issued a misdemeanor citation for an MIP when I was 17. No court appearance, I just sent in my $80 fine. I didn't realize it was a misdemeanor and my parents were never notified. Now that a first offense MIP is only a civil infraction, can I have that offense changed to a civil infraction?... Read more »
Yes you can. Your scenario presents a question of fact: did he or didn't he have a firearm. That's ultimately for a jury to determine at trial, by weighing the credibility of the two conflicting statements.
That's not going to work. The search warrant and police report are not evidence. Further, the victim did not make the search warrant report or police report (that was done by the police, albeit likely with information the victim provided). It is not uncommon for police reports to be inaccurate -...Read more »
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 »
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