You do have the right to represent yourself referred to as "pro se". You can do this by just asking the judge. You also have the right to have your public defender stand by in case you have any legal questions.
There is a common saying that any pro se defendant has fool for a client.
When I worked as a public defender, I'd sometimes watch trials with pro se defendants and shutter with how it went. Being a criminal defense attorney, even I would not represent myself in a criminal trial....
Christine is right. Michigan no fault insurance rules are often complex and at times unjust, but you need to speak to someone who handles this type of case. That being said, I think (from solely a practical perspective) you should take her to the hospital regardless. Most hospitals have plans to assist those who cannot afford their services. Your mothers health is the most important thing right now. Worry about how to pay for it later.
-Scott M. Aaronson
You should turn yourself in to the court that issued the bench warrant. Much depends on which court you are in trouble at. Different courts have different procedures for clearing bench warrants. Some, but not many, require that you actually get arraigned and go get booked while others can be taken care of directly at the court house. It is important that you do this yourself, as it is often less favorable for those who get caught instead of voluntarily turn themselves in. You may wish to...
Unfortunately there are none. Since they are OWIs and you have three of them they are specifically precluded from getting the conviction set aside. I wish I had better news, but I can't think of a possibility for you to get your CPL. As a side note, since you are a convicted felon, you should not own a gun. Penalties for owning or possessing a gun include mandatory minimum prison terms.
You are technically not eligible for an expungement because of the DWLS. Although it is a relatively minor offense, DWLS is not considered a "minor misdemeanor" and it will preclude you from having anything done. There is a good chance that the misdemeanors could show up on your employers background check depending on what service they use.
You may want to check your record on http://www.michigan.gov/ICHAT. Sometimes records are not entered properly or records that should show up don't and...
It is possible that he could still get this under HYTA. There are several things that need to happen right away so that evidence is preserved. I'd call a criminal defense attorney at once.
-Attorney Scott Aaronson
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The short answer is not necessarily. If it is a preliminary examination the prosecution must have enough evidence to establish probable cause that the crime was committed.
-Attorney Scott Aaronson
You need to find a lawyer in Elko Nevada. If you had a warrant out for your arrest since 1993, Statute of limitations doesn't apply. Statute of limitations only applies from the time the incident allegedly occurs to the time of you getting charged. Simply having a warrant for your arrest for years (which is probably what happened here), would not stop the charges. While this is true, it does make your case much easier to win. Think how hard it would be to find the police officer or...
While disorderlys are relatively minor offenses, it is impossible to answer this question without first knowing what judge and what court you are in. Your best bet is to call a criminal defense attorney for a free consultation.
Attorney Scott Aaronson