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  • How to expunge a 27 year old drug charge.

    How to expunge? 1989 drug charge, possession with intent to sell.

    Scott’s Answer

    First we have to see if you are eligible. Since it is a felony, there must be only one count and you can have no more than 2 other misdemeanors and 0 other felonies in your life time. If this is true, you must file MC 227, or make a motion to set aside a conviction. You must file the motion with the court, prosecutor, Attorney General and Michigan State Police. With the Michigan State Police, you must also include a $50 fee and copy of your fingerprints.

    You must wait until the MSP and AG both respond to the court before having your hearing. Then at the hearing if the Judge agrees to set aside the conviction, you will get an order setting aside conviction. That order must be sent to the Michigan State Police.

    At this point only 1/2 of the work is done. The second half is making sure it comes off all of the public database background check companies. SOME attorneys who do a lot of expungements (myself included) have large lists of these companies and can notify several of them at once when you are done. This may be included in the fee for helping with the expungement.

    Look around and find a lawyer that you feel comfortable with.

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  • What is the maximum punishment i can get?

    I was pulled over for DUI. BAC results showed 0.11 and I was arrested on spot and kept in custody for 3-4 hours. There were no accidents or property damage, just i drove over a big stone and that caused my car to skid a bit.

    Scott’s Answer

    What you will actually get and what is the maximum punishment are two very different things. To figure out what is likely I'd need to know what court you are in and what the end plea or charge would be (assuming you plea). I'd also need to know how many priors you have A first offense OWI if plead as charged is a misdemeanor crime with jail time up to 93 days. Your license could be suspended for up to 6 months.

    Your BAC wAs not that high, there are a lot of options for you. You need an OWI trained defense attorney ASAP.

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  • What can i expect

    i am on felony probation for a b&e i have not gotten in trouble or violated since i was put on, over 10 months ago. i was areested on new years for domestic violence mip and resisting arrest. im very affraid of recieving jail time any thoughts?

    Scott’s Answer

    My thoughts are that you need to hire a very competent criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. AVVO is a great place to look

    -Scott Aaronson
    Criminal Defense Attorney

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  • I know I should have got a lawyer before but do I have any hope for no jail time if I sumit to ANYTHING else

    Ive been served a FBI search warrant on the grounds of being on and downloading underage porn (15-17yo) from a site that they were monitoring. They (FBI) have taken into custody all my computers and hard drives. I have confessed that I was on the...

    Scott’s Answer

    You absolutely need a great criminal defense attorney. Federal cases are extremely complicated. FInd a 10.0 rated lawyer asap!

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  • When can reasonable doubt be used .very hard to plead guilty under oath

    can I use rising alcohol levels when police do not see you drive . car was parked (no keys) video is possible (blew .11 ) then more than an hour later it was still the same .11 jbailey54@hotmail.com thank you

    Scott’s Answer

    There can be lots of thing you can do to fight this. You need to hire an experienced attorney asap.

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  • Have you heard of this before? It is the 48th district court.

    My probation ends the 17th and I have a meeting with my probation officer that day. I just received a postcard in the mail titled REVIEW. It is with the judge and the officer on the 18th.

    Scott’s Answer

    I have. It is common in the 48th District Court to go in front of the judge on the record for the judge to approve removing you from probation. 48th District is one of the few places that do it that way.

    Congrats on potentially being done with probation!

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  • I was arrested on a Marijauna possession charge and bonded out within a few hours. No court date? Westland, MI

    l was arrested on a Marijauna possesion charge. I bonded out within a few hours. When the police gave me my bond reciept, they told me to just walk into the court within 3-14 days. I don't understand why I did not get a court date. Someone was arr...

    Scott’s Answer

    For some tickets it takes a bit of time for the ticket to transfer into the system. The police has a choice of whether or not to take you directly in front of a judge for immediate bond hearing at an arraignment or release you and get a court date in the mail.

    Many times if you hire an attorney the attorney can skip the arraignment process for you and it's one less court date you need to attend.

    You should hire an attorney ASAP!

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  • Can you get straight probation with no jail time in federal criminal court.

    I'm charged with a federal crime. My bottom guideline is 12 months. I am cooperating. If I have valuable information can I plead guilty and get a sentence of just probation or is there always some incarceration like a half way house.

    Scott’s Answer

    Much depends on the specific charge and level of cooperation. I would expect you to do some time, but really cannot comment as I do not know the specifics of the case.

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  • Question..

    I was arrested in 207 in palm beach Florida an I wish to talk about the charge. I pleaded guilty so I need to talk to some one

    Scott’s Answer

    Please don't put personal information on AVVO! ALSO You would need to post about this in Florida. Michigan lawyers likely only practice in Michigan and wont know about Florida law

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  • What is my 1st step.? My son is 16 and just got his 1st. ( and only) hopefully MIP FOR pot. He is a good student

    He is a good student and has good grades and is on the swim team. This is his 1st offence. What do I do now?

    Scott’s Answer

    Best thing to do is to hire an attorney! AVVO Is a great place to find a 10.0 rated attorney.

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