He told Them where to find me. When they arrived, i was so upset and so angry and just started talking as of i were talking to my brother, not realizing A. That i was giving a statement, even though i never submitted a written one and B. That if i say one thing, they are required to take it a... Read more »
You're in a tough spot. As you've seen, the prosecutor can use your statements made to police that day. Once the police get involved, things are then out of your hands. With this being his second offense, it does not surprise me that the prosecutor will want to try this case, or at least...Read more »
That is not a reason to plea to something you are not guilty of. You should ask the attorney what are the elements of the crime you are charged with. Then, you must ask yourself whether there is sufficient evidence of those elements. Remember, evidence can be in the form of witness or victim...Read more »
For instance, I received probation for committing a first degree retail fraud that has a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison. Prosecutor added a 4th habitual offender enhancement to it raising the maximum penalty to 20 years. My minimum sentencing guidelines for the retail fraud with 4th degree... Read more »
The guidelines continue to be relevant for sentencing. You are right that you've subjected yourself to another sentencing. The judge will take into account your properly scored guidelines at the time of your original sentence, any time you served, and the nature of the probation violation....Read more »
I'm a 19 year old adult and I have some friends that are 15/16/17. I just wanna know if I can just genuinely like be their friend without any legal issues. I know that I cannot give them any illegal items or try anything sexual with them. But just as like a point of just hanging out with them... Read more »
Not necessarily illegal, especially if you have an existing relationship with them. Just be aware that as you get older, people expect more from you. You are now legally an adult, and so if anything were to happen, people are going to look to you as the person who should have stopped it or known...Read more »
Probation is something that's part of a criminal sentence. If you want your son to have a criminal record, you can make a police report. Then the police and prosecutor can find a way to charge him. It could also get you a visit from Child Protective Services. Those things may not work out so...Read more »
I’m being approached by messengers telling me that this male plans to never stop plus he hates me. He lies to justify his actions by telling others that I broke into his home 2019 and I robbed him at gun point 2020. This started after my rejecting all of his advances to spend time with me away... Read more »
My ex broke up with me. I sent her messages daily about the way she treated me from early May to late July. She did go to the Police near the end but nothing happened. She showed up at my moms house with her friend and one of them threw a flower pot at the house. She then changed her phone number.... Read more »
A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This does not appear to involve maritime law. If there is no signage, it could be difficult to determine what the exact rules would be. One option could be to check with local lawmakers, officials, or land-use...Read more »
I also don't see any citation which makes authorizing a sexually active youth to take some condoms, after being directly asked by same. There is no age limit on condoms. Why is this case posted publicly without permission?
A judge may opine about evidence, facts, and testimony properly presented. Importantly, that means they can determine one witness's "truth" may be more truthful than another witness; that's called credibility. If there is reason to believe a statement, I'm not sure what...Read more »
This was my own home and we had no insurance so we lost everything and I was the one that called 911 there's no ignition Source or accelerant they don't even know what started the fire I assumed I am being charged because I was the only one there at the time so they tried to make me plea... Read more »
You should first check with your attorney to determine your guidelines on each charge. 2nd degree arson is a 20 year felony, and 3rd degree arson is a 10 year felony. I doubt that if your guidelines on a 2nd degree would 51 to 83 months, that they would drop that significantly down to 0-5 months....Read more »
The situation is this kid on Instagram he is apparently 18 and from Canada. He asked girls for their nudes and insulted them when he didn’t get them. He got exposed for this and then he disabled his account and send all of the nudes he had of these girls to random accounts on his spam page, I... Read more »
If you believe a crime occurred, you should contact your local police department and file a complaint. The police - particularly state police and federal law enforcement - have the necessary resources to investigate this. A lot will depend on how old the girls were and what was said in these...Read more »
the public defender just keeps taking the refusal for bond reduction. has yet to provide any type of paperwork regarding the case period. he says its due to being a flight risk. however, i beg to differ.. if it was for that reason isnt the judge supposed to offer the least restrictive means for... Read more »
There is little "science" to setting bonds. In some jurisdictions, initial bond is based on a "pre-bond" report. Unless you can show something substantial that was not contemplated by that report, bond will likely continue as-is.
Currently charged with my second offense. I don’t know how it’s possible when A. It was self defense. B. I have video evidence of HIM assaulting me. C. I have 5 wounds and photos of them, he has one from when I tried to get him away from me. D. He was in our infant’s bedroom. I was trying to... Read more »
If you are approaching trial, and one with a gag order in place, you need an attorney right now. There is a saying: "a person who represents themselves has a fool for a client". Attorneys hire other attorneys to represent them in trials. Don't go this alone or try to piece meal...Read more »
and i didnt do anything wrong at the moment till when they pulled me over..My friend gave me his mom registered gun to bring back to her in a case unchambered and i got charge carry a concelded weapon.. They think i had info on friend whom got raided 10 days prior.. I told them i have no idea... Read more »
What is the question? I don't doubt you were being followed, and the police were just looking for reason to charge you with something. Whether it's "harassment" really depends on whether they had legal reasons to stop you each time. It sounds like they did, at least for the time...Read more »
My fiance was arrested based on a report I can prove is false. Because of his history from 20 years ago, and the fact that he is on parole, he was given an unreasonably high bond. He has now been held 48 days since the original charges and 45 days since the secondary charges of resist and... Read more »
Something unusual is happening here...I'm wondering if he has been actually arraigned on these charges as opposed to just being picked up on a parole violation. If he was arraigned, he would have needed to consent to waiving the 21-day rule by this point, or waived his prelim. Making matters...Read more »
I don't think you have a valid claim to sue the state for sending you to prison on an adult conviction. Many people under 18 are incarcerated in prisons in Michigan as well as just about every other state.
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