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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Hello my question is Do you need a lawyer for an expungement in Wayne County MI? Is it something that can be done

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

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 5, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Is it to late?

My brother was convicted in Michigan back in 2009 of armed robbery, home invasion, unlawful imprisonment and torture to a ww2 vet. He was sentenced along with a man that was guilty but he wasn’t there there’s no proof, the victim didn’t identify him or his voice in the lineup and even... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 6, 2019

Sorry

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: What to do when you're involved in hate crimes..Racially motivated..Neighbors destroying your property and stealing, etc
Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Jul 15, 2019

If you are the victim of ANY crime you should contact the police and make a report.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not the activity is really criminal, or as to other details, then you should contact and hire an attorney BEFORE contacting the police. You may not want to involve the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: So if the police have a search warrant for crack at my house and they come N find that n other can they seize it and

Charge me with the other stuff?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 1, 2019

Depending on what it is they found, possibly. The search warrant likely authorized the cops to enter the house looking for drugs. But once inside, if they happen upon a machine gun or heroine on the coffee table, they obviously arent' going to ignore it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: My fiance is a federal prisoner awaiting sentencing in Michigan Eastern District Federal Court. This is a Criminal case.

Right now shes at 1475 days from indictment and 780 days since initial sentencing date. Her sentencing has been reset 5 times and now the prosecution is asking for a further delay of at least 90 days since the lead prosecution attorney has quit and the case has still not gone to trial due one co... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 18, 2019

It would sound as though your fiance will be credited with all this time once she is finally sentenced. Because she is not yet in the BOP (she is in pretrial detention), she will not have access to many programs. Once she is at a home facility, she may be prioritized for programing based on her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: How long can you be held in jail without being proven guilty?

My boyfriend is being charged with receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, and was arrested in June, and finally has a preliminary exam in December.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 6, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Is there a criminal attorney that can help me and take payments???

I need help

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 3, 2018

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.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: What are the MI state and Fed laws for transporting and delivering prescription medications?

I work for a company that transports medications to medical facilities. We are now being asked to, as drivers, to sign narcotic manifests, confirming that specific narcotics were delivered to said facility if said facility requests that the driver signs. This would require that the drivers handle... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 28, 2018

Your situation is much too complicated to answer here as it involves drug laws and likely interstate commerce issues. It would seem that your employer is attempting to shore up the chain of custody, which they may very well be required to do by any number of state and federal regulations pertaining... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: If a father and son get into a argument and end up in a minor fight and neither press charges what happens

Cops said the case would be submitted to a prosecutor and the father already has numerous demostic violence offences on his record and a assault on the same son a few years prior... note that there where no serious injurys

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Aug 8, 2018

If police responded to the incident, they submitted a report to the prosecutor who decides whether or not to bring forth charges based on the evidence presented to him or her. There doesn’t have to be injuries for someone to be charged with assault or domestic violence.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: My child is 13, he stole my bank card and bought a semi-auto bb gun off of amazon. What can he be charged with

I want him to see some juvie/jail time not just fines. Because he needs a wake up call not a coffin or future prison record. Any charges for the semi-auto bb handgun

Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 17, 2018

If you report your son to police, he could be charged with illegal use of a financial transaction device, which is a felony. Because he used the card online, he could also be charged with using the internet or a computer to commit a crime, which in this case would be a felony because the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: My home was raided. drugs found. Arrsted me but offered a deal and released me with no charges. What are my options ?
Jasmine D. Rippy
Jasmine D. Rippy answered on Apr 17, 2018

You stated that you were offered a deal and released without charges. Therefore, it seems like there are no pending charges against you. I’m not sure what options you are referring to.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: I was in prison and an ex girlfriend used my identity to try to open several accounts and killed my credit score

What do I do other than the fraud report and can I collect any compensation for her doing this to me?

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander answered on Feb 17, 2018

You can absolutely collect damages if you are a victim of identity theft. Depending on the severity of your credit damage you are entitled to compensation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. You would first have to set up the lawsuit properly by retaining an experienced FCRA lawyer. You can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Can someone be charged with evidence obtained during a search warrant if it wasnt there residence and they werent presen
Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander answered on Feb 2, 2018

The admissibility of evidence in a criminal case is a complex matter. The answer to your question depends on a multitude of factual and legal considerations that cannot be determined based on the information you provided. I urge you to contact a criminal defense attorney asap to fill in the blanks... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I ship a firearm back to my FFL through the US Postal Service and have it shipped back to me?

I recently purchased a Taurus model 605 revolver and have been having issues with it not operating properly. The online Firearms retailer that sold me the firearm is willing to do a replacement, but wants me to ship it through USPS. As far as I know it is illegal for a civilian to ship a handgun... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 8, 2017

Best answer would be through ATF. Why not see if they'll take Fedex or others who may take it on as a shipment?

Q: Hello I had a friend who introduced me to a lawyer who only talks through texts who says he gets you free federal grant

Then he wants me to send copy of ID then my birthday name and address for money to come proof of income then he says I have to send 470 for a clearance fee then they send me 350,000 after I send it is this a scam I never seen him he only communicate through text messages

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander answered on Nov 24, 2017

Yes, a scam.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Q: If a 17 year old male beat up a 14 year old female, what charges would he receive?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 6, 2017

Any charges issued are in the discretion of the local prosecutor's office. Likely, he could be charged with assault. If the female is his sister, other relative, or for whatever reason lives in the same household, then he could be charged with domestic violence. Other charges are possible depending... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: if you are talking to a detective over the phone and he is asking you questions about a case generally speaking are

you waiving your rights to counsel. not knowing you are being implicated.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 13, 2017

Without 1) custody and 2) interrogation, law enforcement may talk with you about any and everything without the need to inform you of your rights. You are always (very limited exceptions apply) free to say "I don't have anything else to say to you at this time".

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Is it a crime for an ER doctor to document that an examination was normal when no exam was done, Dr. ddn't touch pt.

Exam, if done, would have been abnormal. Acute herniated disc with nerve compression symptoms.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 30, 2017

A violation of medical regulations but unlikely to be a crime. If there is one it would be for the insurance that paid for an exam to raise a fraudulent billing. If your disc was caused by an injury get a free consult from a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: How do I find out if my Aunts death is a malpractice case?

She was 86 and died 5 days after going to the doctor. She only weighted 70lbs. She was also being taken care of buy a few people but they were just stealing from her they did not care about her living conditions. She had no running water and was on Oxygen. The kitchen was not able to be used and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 12, 2016

Sounds like neglect. You'd need to see the autopsy report. If she'd been at the doctor before and hadn't been fkagged there may be malpractice.Contact a member of the Michigan assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: My friend had someone post a picture of her baby on Craigslist inMichigan saying she was 300$ is this soliciting A mino
Mr Scott Marshall Neuman
Mr Scott Marshall Neuman answered on Sep 2, 2016

First, you need to break off your friendship with this person. His selling the baby not solicitatingvthe baby. That is a serious felony.

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