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Cy M. Abdo

Clinton Township Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Question concerning the 52/3rd division court in rochester. is there a higher chief person to complain to?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Marshall S. Tauber
    2. Jared Clayton Austin
    3. Cy M. Abdo
    4. Stacey M. Washington
    4 lawyer answers

    Complaining about the staff at the court is like complaining about noise and speed at the Indianapolis 500. Good luck. Other lawyers have given you some suggestions which may help.

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  2. After being accused of shoplifting, security tried to handcuff me. i refused and they assaulted me. what rights do i have?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Cy M. Abdo
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. Andrew Lawrence Weitz
    3 lawyer answers

    You should retain a criminal defense lawyer in Grandville or nearby Grand Rapids where you can find many qualified criminal defense lawyers to assist you. If you feel that you sustained a personal injury by the actions of the store security guards, you will need to obtain a personal injury lawyer. Again, the Grand Rapids area has many fine lawyers that can advise you. Perhaps there are witnesses or a store security camera that will support your case. Good luck. We are located in Macomb...

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  3. Should I report this to my PO or wait until she brings it up at my appointment

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. Allen M. Wolf
    4. Cy M. Abdo
    5. Gerald R Stahl
    5 lawyer answers

    Failing to disclose a matter to your probation officer is a recipe for disaster. Have an attorney on hand right now to watch your back and give you guidance.

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  4. Is there any way to get your license reinstated after refusing a breathalyer?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Marshall S. Tauber
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Cy M. Abdo
    4 lawyer answers

    Many who refuse the breath test do not realize the consequences that exist pursuant to the Michigan Implied Consent Law. A refusal seems logical based the 5th Amendment which protects a person from self incrimination. However, when one accepts a license, the State views that as a privilege which is granted by the State and subject to laws. It gets worse, if you refuse the breath test, the police can get a search warrant for your blood. You are right when you say that a lot of people are just...

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  5. An acquaintence was arrested for domestic violence. The lady had absolutely no signs of being abused and refused treatment.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    2. Cy M. Abdo
    3. Neil M. Colman
    4. Deanna L. Kelley
    4 lawyer answers

    As I have said in my other posts, it just takes a 9-1-1 call and for someone to say that they were assaulted to be charged with domestic violence. Unfortunately, some people know how to play the system. As a defense attorney, the facts which you mention can be used as evidence at trial. (lack of red marks). In addition, motive to lie or fabricate is relevant at trial to impeach or discredit a witness. The court will give some leeway allowing examination of a witness along these lines but...

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  6. Do I have to be informed of Police Blood draw?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert M. Alonzi
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3. Cy M. Abdo
    3 lawyer answers

    Since you have been provided with excellent answers by other attorneys, I will not repeat what they have said other than the advice that you should retain an attorney in Grand Rapids to help you. I am assuming your case is that jurisdiction. I have provided you with a link to the Michigan Secretary of State website which provides you with information regarding Operating While Intoxicated cases. An attorney in Grand Rapids will be able to give you a better prediction of the case in your...

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  7. Am I allowed to consult a lawyer before turning in a written statement?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Patricia A. Reiser
    2. Becket J. Jones
    3. D. Chipman Venie
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    5. Cy M. Abdo
    5 lawyer answers

    I have added a link below which is a lecture video on You Tube entitled, Don't Talk to the Police. It is quite informative. I have shard this with my own clients on several occasions. You will be convinced after watching this lecture.

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  8. Scheduling Conference, State Court, Jury vs Non Jury?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Steven M. Dodge
    2. Frank B. Ford
    3. Cy M. Abdo
    4. James S. Lawrence
    5. D. Chipman Venie
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    In many cases, we prefer bench trials rather than jury trials. When the issue is one of "law" rather than wrangling over the facts, a judge is preferred. When a victim has too much drama or can play to the jury, we may want to waive our right to a jury trial in favor of a bench trial. However, if the case is "politically sensitive", the media is involved or the judge is "prosecutorial oriented"' we would utilize a jury. It real depends. Ultimately, it is the client's right to have a trial by...

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  9. Can I take employment in Florida and drive on a restricted Michigan license from a DUI.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Cy M. Abdo
    2. Michael P. Manley
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3 lawyer answers

    For purpose of your license, keep your residency in Michigan until you get your full license. Change your address to your Florida address when you are eligible for a full license there. Residency is a question of intent. So, you live in Florida when you intend to permanently do so and that will be when you are eligible for a full license.

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  10. Husband on probation for DV & alcohol offences. They don't check on him. Always drunk and threatening to kill me frequently.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jared Clayton Austin
    2. Becket J. Jones
    3. Cy M. Abdo
    4. Michael G. Walsh
    4 lawyer answers

    We are criminal defense lawyers and advise you to contact a lawyer that can protect your victim rights. You should ask your lawyer to assist you with a personal protection order or go to the circuit court and ask for assistance. You should also CONTACT THE POLICE. You may also consider video monitoring and an alarm system at your residence.

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