Cy M. Abdo’s Answers

Cy M. Abdo

Clinton Township Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Answered about 1 year 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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  2. I'm 15 3rd degree retail theft no criminal record... Does it stay on my record because I'm a minor?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Michael A. Liquigli
    2. Cy M. Abdo
    3. Loren M. Dickstein
    4. Michael J. Cronkright
    4 lawyer answers

    I think you should have your parents contact a lawyer. At 15, your case would be handled by the juvenile court in the county where you reside. There might be a way to keep it off of your record depending upon the court, you record and other circumstances. In Macomb County, your case might qualify for diversion or the consent calendar.

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  3. Can my 16 year old be charged with possession if he is pulled over in my car that has legal marijuana in it that he was unaware?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Cy M. Abdo
    3. Gary Francis Kennedy II
    4. Jeffrey J. Szczewski
    4 lawyer answers

    Possession in the area of criminal law doesn't require ownership. When someone is not in actual possession, he or she can be charged with a crime under the theory of constructive possession. Also, the parties can be charged under a theory of joint possession. The FreeDictionary defines constructive possession as follows: Constructive possession is a legal theory used to extend possession to situations where a person has no hands-on custody of an object. Most courts say that constructive...

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  4. Will he get a court appointed attorney ? Should we get one? Will they throw a DUI at him? What should we do? Will he get jail?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Cy M. Abdo
    2. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    3. Marshall S. Tauber
    4. Mani Khavajian
    5. Eva May Crawford
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    You should at least consult with attorneys that offer free consultations and will discuss payment plans with you. If you are unable to achieve a payment plan, then a request can be made for a court appointed attorney. The facts as you have described resemble many cases that our firm has handled. I have not seen the police report and do not know the person's criminal background. However, cases such as this are usually manageable.

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  5. 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 10 months ago.

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

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

    Answered about 1 year 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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  7. After being accused of shoplifting, security tried to handcuff me. i refused and they assaulted me. what rights do i have?

    Answered over 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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  8. Should I report this to my PO or wait until she brings it up at my appointment

    Answered over 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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  9. Is there any way to get your license reinstated after refusing a breathalyer?

    Answered over 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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  10. An acquaintence was arrested for domestic violence. The lady had absolutely no signs of being abused and refused treatment.

    Answered about 2 years 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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