Brent T. Geers' answer Whether done in jest or not, Michigan does have a criminal statute about taking pictures of an unclothed person without consent. For this particular situation, it would need to be factually determined whether what is shown in the picture meets the criteria for being "unclothed". As crazy as it sounds, the law does provide guidelines about what is considered unclothed.
The other issue to consider is what was the employee's reasonable expectation of privacy? Very generally, people are...
Brent T. Geers' answer Criminal procedure involves a number of dates and timelines. I am unaware of a 21 Day Rule; and certainly unaware of one whose violation would require dismissing charges. If you are referring to what is commonly known as the Speedy Trial rule, you should know that many exceptions exist, and that if the issue is pursued, it could lead to a bond hearing where the judge would have to indicate reasons for keeping a bond in place (obviously if the person in incarcerated pending trial), and it could...
Brent T. Geers' answer Without knowing more about the underlying case and his history on probation, no one can tell you exactly what he is looking at. He almost assuredly will have the HYTA status revoked, which means that he will have a public felony record.
Daniel Hilf's answer You need a lawyer to help you. A probation violation, if admitted to or proven, could lead to incarceration.
Your lawyer will obtain a copy of the violation against you, which may contain more specific information concerning the date, time, and location of the alleged violation(s). There may be evidence to contract your ex-wife's account, such as: phone records (with cell phone tower location(s)); alibi witnesses; business records (time cards); etc.
Daniel Hilf's answer Presuming that there is no type of aggravating injury, the maximum penalty for assault and battery is 93 days in jail and/or up to 2 years of probation. However, the Judge is not required to impose any type of jail if a conviction occurs.
Brent T. Geers' answer This is actually a fairly complex area of the law. Generally, your boyfriend could push for a personal recognizance bond after six months, but the judge can then simply state reasons on the record why bond should remain and in what amount. The long and short of it is that there's really no set time for how long charges can remain pending, and there could be ample reasons why it's in your boyfriend's best interest not to push things too quickly.
Timur Akpinar's answer A attorney who practices criminal law might have a better chance of picking up your question and providing meaningful input if you reposted with a little more information. People posting questions don't identify themselves, but they describe the nature of their matter.
Jeffrey Buehner's answer It is unclear what you mean by 'original video testimony.' If you testified at the preliminary examination, yes that can be used during the trial irrespective of whether you testify at trial. If you testified at an evidentiary hearing, that generally can't be used, but in certain circumstances it can be used for limited purposes.
If you are referring to a recorded statement that you provided to the police, that can be used against you unless the judge finds that the statement was taken...
Brent T. Geers' answer If your son is in a detention facility, then he is accused of committing a crime or offense against the juvenile code. He will remain there either because of his behavior or because of the home situation. You should consult with your son's attorney or probation officer about what needs to happen for him to return home. They will both tell you though, as will the judge, that the court can keep him in detention.
Brent T. Geers' answer Your friend is criminally charged with a fairly serious offense. The prosecutor, in the interim, must prove that it's more likely than not (51% versus 49%) 1) that a crime occurred, and 2) your friend had something to do with it; ultimately, the prosecutor would need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your friend committed this crime.
Your friend has nothing to prove. He has the absolute right to demand a trial and for the prosecution to prove their case. He should do this in...
Adam Alexander's answer More facts are required to provide you with an accurate answer. I urge you to retain a lawyer to defend your son as soon as possible. I suggest you find a lawyer who regularly practices in the court where the charges were brought.
Brent T. Geers' answer If you have been charged with this, you'll need to consult with a lawyer about what you're looking at. If you're looking for criminal charges on someone else who did this to you, file a report with your local police department, and let them and the prosecutor's office handle it. If you are contemplating doing this, don't! There is a whole host of criminal charges and penalties that could result. Whatever information you'll be able to discover is not worth the price you'll pay.
Brent T. Geers' answer It sounds like the MDOC is using subsequent misconduct to deny restoration of visiting privileges. That is very different from an initial determination. In a nutshell, they are saying "our policy wouldn't allow us to take away visitations for this latest ticket, but because of this latest ticket, we're not restoring visitation".
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