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Cy M. Abdo

Clinton Township Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What is the penalty for a DUI probation violation in Michigan?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Cy M. Abdo
    2. Andrew Charles Lapres
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    Let me first say that you are on the right track by complying with the terms of your sentence and probation. Keep it up and bring proof to your hearing of the programs, payments, CS and AA. You should obtain a lawyer for your pv hearing. Although it is my feeling that you will end up pleading guilty because you didn't comply during the period of your probation, you will fare much better by your late efforts. From your post, I cannot determine if you got a new DUI or you are referring to the DUI...

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  2. Is a NO Contest plea to Attempted Fleeing & Alluding 4th degree a misdemeanor or felony?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cy M. Abdo
    2. Steven M. Dodge
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3 lawyer answers

    Attempt fleeing and eluding is a 1 year misdemeanor in Michigan. I am sorry you do not feel that your interests were represented which is something that can happen to anyone in the legal system. Your lawyer saved you from a potential felony conviction by getting this deal. He probably saw bad facts in the police report and felt your chances at trial were not good. Remember the day you plead out. That is the day that you weighed your options. Buyer's remorse on a plea is not that unusual. A...

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  3. What is the arraignment Law in Michigan.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David B. Carter Jr.
    2. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    3. Steven M. Dodge
    4. Cy M. Abdo
    5. Tracy Torni Gaudenzi
    6. ···
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    Arraignment is the first opportunity for a defendant to appear in court after being arrested or charged. Most Macomb County Courts handle arraignments via closed circuit video. At this stage, the charges and penalties are read and a plea is requested. A plea of "not guilty" or "standing mute" indicates that the charges are being contested. The Judge will also set a bond at the arraignment. For felony cases, the preliminary examination date is scheduled on the date of arraignment. For...

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  4. For my drunk driving case, my court appointed attorney filed a motion without my knowledge. Can he do that?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy J. Klisz
    2. John E. Melton
    3. Becket J. Jones
    4. Cy M. Abdo
    5. Steven Arnold Heisler
    5 lawyer answers

    This is a proper motion for pretrial consideration. This is known as a potentially dispositive motion which means that the case can be dismissed based upon failure to follow datamaster protocol or may be used to suppress the test results. Suppression of the test results may weaken the case to the extent that the prosecutor may back off or make a deal. Of course, there are times when you would want to ambush a witness at trial but this is not one of them.

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  5. Stepmother arrested this is her 4th DUI , and no drivers license , what could happen ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cy M. Abdo
    2. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    3. Frank B. Ford
    4. John F. Brennan
    5. John J. Carney
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    6 lawyer answers

    Many factors are relevant: -When was the last offense, -Was there an accident' -Any injuries' -Blood alcohol level, -Any prior felony record can be used to enhance sentence (habitual offender) -Is person willing to go in-patient, attend AA, wear an alcohol monitor, In Michigan, any 3 offenses which occur in one's lifetime can be charged as a felony. The statute provides as follows: Operating While Intoxicated Third Offense Within Lifetime (any combination) is a Felony -$500 to $...

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  6. I was charged with an MIP yesterday , should I wait until the hearing to hire an attorney ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Cy M. Abdo
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4. Gary Francis Kennedy II
    5. Jack Carroll
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    You are playing with fire unless you have legal training. It is lonely at court if you are waiting to see a prosecutor and find out that an attorney could have negotiated a better deal or presented a defense to your case. Also, I have seen many individuals say the wrong things before the Judge which can have an impact on your sentence. When you hire a lawyer, you may get proactive advice and someone that will know all of your options, not just the ones you are hearing from your pals. Many...

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  7. I need to resolve a warrant issued in 2008 for "uttering & publishing" in Michigan. My next step would be what?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Shawn James Coppins
    3. Cy M. Abdo
    4. Mani Khavajian
    5. David B Pittman
    5 lawyer answers

    Good answers by other AVVO lawyers. You will fare much better, especially as to bond, if you appear personally (without being arrested) to deal with the warrant. You will want to contact a lawyer and have him arrange to bring you to court. If a lawyer can't get to this right away, call someone else. The warrant doesn't get cancelled until you are brought before a judge. If you are arrested, you will be hard pressed trying to explain to the court that you were in the process of hiring a...

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  8. 48th District Court OWI probation violation

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Becket J. Jones
    2. Cy M. Abdo
    3. Timothy J. Klisz
    4. Kevin D. Yaldoo
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, hire a lawyer and be thankful you don't have the other judges in the 48th district. Jail is possible but WAM weekends are more likely. Also the judge may extend your probation and ramp up your testing. You can do a google search of the WAM weekend program in Oakland County for more information. WAM weekends are an alternative to incarceration.

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  9. I am a Canadian citizen charged with dwi felony in NY State, will I be able to travel to the United States?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Cy M. Abdo
    2. Jared Clayton Austin
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Stacey M. Washington
    4 lawyer answers

    Canada will not allow someone from the US to cross into Canada if the person has a DUI. In the US, DUI is not considered a morality crime for immigration purposes and you should be able to enter the US. I did some research for you on the US Border and Customs Website and the same question was raised: Can I be admitted into the U.S. if I have either a misdemeanor or criminal record (for example a DUI)? The U.S. does not deny entry to persons with a "Driving Under the Influence" (DUI)...

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  10. If i am 21 and happen to attend a party at a place which is not my resident would i be in trouble if the cops arrived?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Marshall S. Tauber
    2. Cy M. Abdo
    3. Jared Clayton Austin
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    As an adult with minors (under age 17) present, you could be misunderstood and possibly charged as "contributing to the delinquency of minors" which is a criminal offense. MCL 750.145 provides: Contributing to neglect or delinquency of children—Any person who shall by any act, or by any word, encourage, contribute toward, cause or tend to cause any minor child under the age of 17 years to become neglected or delinquent so as to come or tend to come under the jurisdiction of the juvenile...

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