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  • Personal protection order

    I was assaulted by my ex boyfriend, and one of his friends I have children with from 10 years before the assault. I have a PPO against the person assaulted me. The person I have children with and I are going to court for child custody. Can he sub...

    Cy’s Answer

    Wow. You have a 3 ring circus. I think they should abolish the PPO laws. They are often abused and harm innocent people.

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  • Is it too late to press charges against grandaughter for stealing over $10000. From grandmother with dementia

    My cousin stole thousands of dollars from my aunt her grandmother while my aunt had dementia. Forcing her to go on Medicaid and into a facility. The second night there she fell and hurt. She died within a week from the brain injury. She went into...

    Cy’s Answer

    You can contact the prosecutor to press criminal charges which sound like embezzlement. You can also contact a civil lawyer to file a lawsuit for damages.

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  • What happens if I recant my story before or during a domestic violence trial?

    My husband was arrested on domestic violence charges and a no contact order was put in place. There is a trial coming up which I was subponead to. What can happen to me if I tell the court that he didnt hit that I was just upset over the argument...

    Cy’s Answer

    Mr. Jones gave you a sound legal answer. You should hire a lawyer and ask about taking the "Fifth" which is your constitutional right against self incrimination. Your attorney may be able to communicate with the prosecutor on your behalf without his words being used against you.

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  • Can one be detained due to refusing a body/ car search while pulled over for speeding? No ticket was given. Said i was suspiciou

    I was pulled over for "speeding" the officer stated I was doing 87 in a 70 on the interstate. Saw officer and noticed him following me for miles before he pulled me over. I was not speeding. He came to the window and stated why he pulled me over t...

    Cy’s Answer

    This is abusive and makes me sick. Police are abusing the process by lying about grounds for a traffic stop and fabricating reasons to conduct a search. There is a program where local police share the proceeds of cash seized with the Feds. I don't know where we are going but it is not good. Read this article that was published in the Washington Post titled Stop and Seize. Link to article which you may have to copy and paste.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/06/stop-and-seize/

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  • Im a teen under 16 and I was put on probation for missing school what are the consequences for testing dirty on a drug test

    im white good kid good grades have been on probation for 2 months now and haven't been drug tested yet, I dress like upper class.. I used sympathy in the court room and my officer ate it up, moral of my story is what are the odds I get drug tested...

    Cy’s Answer

    I presume your case is in the juvenile court. If your fail a test, you face losing a disposition for dismissal pursuant to consent calendar or diversion. You may also face consequences such as increased testing or counseling. In extreme cases, you could be sanctioned to serve time in the youth home.

    Please consult with your parents and a lawyer.

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  • Help with my girlfriends parents going through phone records

    I have a interfere w/electronic communication from back in 2013 and my girlfriends parents are using that against me now and had there phone records gone through to try to get me in trouble I am really worried about it and doing want to get into t...

    Cy’s Answer

    You are in a precarious situation and you should do everything in your power to protect yourself. It sounds like these people are out to get you. Even if you did nothing wrong you could be charged and convicted of a crime. Diabolical people know how to put you in a bad position and create a scenario that is believable. Your best course of action is to seek an attorney that can advise you on what steps you should take to protect yourself. You should also take the advice of people that are close to you that may want to advise you regarding the future of this relationship. It is not my place to do so and therefore recommend that you speak with close friends and family.

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  • Can the ticket be upgraded?

    I was pulled over doing 38 in a 25. I must note that this road could have easily been mistaken for a 35 zone. I was written for impeding traffic with a warning for going 11-15 over. If I fight the impeding traffic on the basis that this road ...

    Cy’s Answer

    I can tell you that impeding traffic does not carry any points and does not go on your driving record. You risk a situation where the officer could dismiss and read issue the ticket which could be very costly to you.

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  • What should my brother do with these domestic violence cases?

    Charged with ASSAULT BY STRANGULATION, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ASSAULT/BODILY HARM LESS THAN MURDER, violation probation, he attacked his girlfriend while he was drunk, he had a lot of childhood problems from being beat as a child, not giving excuses,...

    Cy’s Answer

    The maximum penalty for assault by strangulation is up to 10 years in prison. The final sentence will depend upon various factors including:

    -Prior record variables (convictions for felonies, misdemeanors)
    -Offense variables (severity of the underlying offense, injuries to victim etc.)

    The calculations to determine the sentence range is a job for your brother's lawyer.

    His lawyer can advise him on whether to plead guilty, go to trial and how to approach sentencing issues which may include the request for mental health care.

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  • Shoplifting

    I was caught shoplifting about 100.00 and I know what I tried to do was wrong and I feel completely stupid for doing it. I tried to steal from Walmart. The police came, but I wasn't arrested. And now I have received a letter giving me options of t...

    Cy’s Answer

    I see that this was posted in the section for juvenile cases. You should consult with your parents and retain an attorney. There may be a way to keep this off of your record. In Macomb County, there is a diversion program as well as consent calendar which enables a person to keep a juvenile offense off of the record.

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  • Can my Dui records be removed from public if i am convicted for OWVI in Michigan after 5 years ?

    Can my Dui records be removed from public if i am convicted for OWVI in Michigan after 5 years ?

    Cy’s Answer

    Traffic offenses, including drunk driving or impaired driving, cannot be expunged. Pursuant to Michigan law, any three drunk driving offenses that occur in one's lifetime may be counted to enhance the charge as a felony. The insurance industry may have also played a part in legislation to preclude expungement of traffic related offenses.

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