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  • I wanted to know if i will be possibly receiving jail time for driving on a suspended license second offense (Not DUI Related)

    Girlfriend was driving while we were taking our son to his Dr. appointment and she began to get real light headed and dizzy so she pulled off the road. She has been having a lot of these spells since she gave birth back in September. I opted to ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Jail is a possibility, though more would need to be known. You should probably sit with an attorney to discuss the details.

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  • I got caught stealing at jc Penney

    I got caught stealing at jc Penney I'm 28 not record at all it was 198 dollies the cops came but did not arrest me what should I expect this is in howard county they made me sign a paper for civil recovery that is all I don't want a record what sh...

    Michael’s Answer

    You may face criminal charges, though you may just receive a civil demand letter, essentially a fine that is not criminal in nature. Many attorneys will advise their clients not to pay the fine. If charged criminally, you would be an excellent candidate for an alternative disposition program, if Howard County offers them.

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  • Can a criminal defendant declare on appeal that a statute is unconstitutional.

    i want to appeal my refusal to submit to a breathalyzer as unconstitutional. i have a right to withdraw consent to a warrantless search(aka) breathalyzer. and consent cannot be coerced or implied.

    Michael’s Answer

    There is the issue of whether this issue was preserved. Regardless, there is already plenty of case law regarding this issue and its not in your favor. I think that you are better off with an attorney if you plan to appeal, since this issue will get you nowhere.

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  • Can I appeal a DUI conviction ? If so should I use the same attorney?

    I am fighting a DUI charge in Lexington ky I would like to know if I am convicted of This charge should I appeal ? And if so should I use the same attorney

    Michael’s Answer

    The decision whether to appeal needs to be based upon many factors. At this point, it appears that you have not even went to trial yet. Based upon that, you would not be able to determine what grounds to appeal. In regards to the attorney, sometimes the trial attorney would be the best person for the appeal, since he or she knows the case well. Other times, the trial attorney may focus on trial level matters and have less appellate experience.

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  • When a pro se person submits an appeal to the court and has been considered indigent by the courts who has to receive the req.

    The 1st time he filed was on 12/12/12 and on 1/16/13 it was dismissed and he was notified by the clerk. The second time he tried was on 9/8/14 we are still waiting on the response. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND His final deadline to file a motion for post...

    Michael’s Answer

    Why was the first one dismissed and why was counsel not appointed? Given what you have provided, I have more questions than answers. I think finding that out is important.

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  • CAN I GET A COPY OF MY COMPLETED ARD PROGRAM 4 YEARS LATER

    I COMPLETED THE PROGRAM AND PAID ALL FINES

    Michael’s Answer

    Has it been properly expunged? It is not always automatically expunged, although it is supposed to be.

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  • My husband was charged with attempted armed robbery. The person is dropping the charges. So is that immediate release once drop

    It was a charge from 2011. Im wondering if the victim drop the charges do the state pick it up.

    Michael’s Answer

    It is not completely up to the complainant to "drop the charges." Instead it is up to the State. In many circumstances, they cannot pursue it without the complaining witness, but that is not always the case. It typically depends upon what other evidence they have, if the witness fails to appear.

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  • Is it outside the jurisdiction of a NY cop to issue a no front plate license ticket to a vehicle with a CT registration?

    Since the vehicle is not registered in NY, are not the number of plate requirements for the vehicle subject only to the CT laws and when in CT? Also, the driver was not the owner of the vehicle and got the ticket.

    Michael’s Answer

    If the vehicle was in New York, they have jurisdiction regardless of where the vehicle was registered.

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  • Am I at risk for criminal or civil suit after 24 years?

    24 years ago when I was 14 my little brother (who was 10) and I engaged in some sexual experimentation. It was a one time experience. I have apologized several times since and we seemed to be ok. I would say that he May have been affected by it....

    Michael’s Answer

    The statute of limitations has passed on any criminal issues. I do not see a civil suit being successful for a variety of reasons, but I am not sure if it will be attempted. As a side note, it appears to be this woman, not him that is pushing this. She is not in a position to bring a suit, as far as I can see.

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  • Looking for pro bono lawyer for my criminal case to vacate my conviction based on MCR 6500

    I plead guilty to three counts of bad checks totaling about $ 2500 and three counts of false pretense, it turned out that I should not have done that because one of those checks that I plead guilty to it was already been paid in cash, and the othe...

    Michael’s Answer

    You could try contacting local law schools to determine whether there are any programs through which you could obtain pro bono services. However, on its face this does not appear to be one of those situations. People often ask about getting services pro bono. However, unless the circumstances are extremely unique, it will be extremely difficult to find someone willing to work for free.

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