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  • What happens if my mail in probation form is late?

    I am on non reporting probation in the city of novi, mi. I was supposed to mail in my probation report on 1/15 but realized I forgot on the 20th. I have since mailed it in. What will happen? Is this probation violation?

    Cy’s Answer

    If you have been on time in the past and have been compliant, you may get a pass. Technically it is a violation but it may not be acted upon. However, sometimes the probation department will save it and add it to the next violation. Then they bunch them together in a probation violation proceeding.

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  • Can you hire a lawyer @17?

    How much does a lawyer cost that deals w/ retail fraud ? What office can I call in flint michigcan to begin my search ?

    Cy’s Answer

    You can hire a lawyer at age 17. The age of consent for contracts in Michigan is 18. This conflicts with the criminal law which makes a person age 17 or older responsible like an adult for his or her crimes. Since this is not a juvenile case, you should be able to meet with a lawyer and talk in confidence about your adult criminal case.

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  • How much does a lawyer usually cost ?

    How much do a lawyer cost that deals w/ retail fraud ? If your moving an have court an gets put on probation can you get on probation in the state you move 2?

    Cy’s Answer

    The attorney fee for a retail fraud case will depend upon several factors. Is it a felony or misdemeanor retail fraud? Do you have a prior criminal record?does your criminal record involve any prior larceny or retail fraud criminal offenses? Your attorney fee will depend upon your background and also the experience of your attorney and the complexity of your case. if you are placed upon probation for your retail fraud, your attorney can file a motion to allow you to move out-of-state. The judge can consider placing you want nonreporting probation or allowing you to report by mail. Some attorneys will talk to you about their legal fees over the phone. Others prefer to meet with you at their office and will quote a fee after the consultation

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  • Court hearing without any public defender with me?

    about a week ago I got pulled over while on my way to get my pregnant wife medicine because shes having fever. The officer thought I was drunk so want me to step out the car and do some test. I did his stupid dance and blow the breathalyzer. He th...

    Cy’s Answer

    I don't see where you had a court hearing yet. It sounds like an order was obtained for a blood test based upon your behavior. You picked a bad time to dance. I hope the blood test is negative for any substances.

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  • I have court tomorrow and am going but I found out there is another warrant in a different county

    Will it affect my day tomorrow?

    Cy’s Answer

    When you appear in court tomorrow, your face possible arrest for the pending warrant in another court I presume. If it is in the same court where you are appearing, the judge will address the warrant when your case is called. I hope that you have a lawyer that you can contact regarding this matter.

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  • Do I need a lawyer

    I'm on Hyta probation for attempt to CCW when I get discharged will I be able to get my firearm back from Detroit police if so what will I have to do

    Cy’s Answer

    Police do not like to return firearms that were involved in criminal activity. The fear is that the firearm will wind up back on the streets or in the wrong hands. However, there have been situations where we will file a motion requesting an order that the firearm be returned. Unfortunately, most judges adopt the same philosophy as the police in these circumstances. In addition, it is usually more expensive to file a motion for the return of the firearm than the firearm is worth.

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  • Can a 18 year old girl and a 15 year old boy date in Michigan if they were dating 5 months ahead of my 18th birthday?

    i have been dating a 15 year old for three months. We met at school. I'm seventeen. His mom wants us to break up because I will be an adult soon. But we aren't sexually active and don't plan to be? Is it really illegal to date?

    Cy’s Answer

    In Michigan, at age 15 or younger, the person is unable to provide legal consent to sexual contact. Even if the person, age 15 or younger, consents to sexual contact, the other party may face charges of criminal sexual conduct. You are urged to reconsider this course of action and hopefully your parents are aware of your circumstances. You are also urged to personally consult with a private attorney so that you are fully advised.

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  • How do i change my first name if I've been convicted of a felony.

    "Unarmed"or armed robbery.2001 or 2002

    Cy’s Answer

    Name changes are handled by the probate court, estates division. Unfortunately, your petition to change your name will more than likely be denied. A person with a criminal record is presumed to have a fraudulent intent in seeking to change his or her name.

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  • If your a victim of assault and battery are you able to get transcripts and police reports free of charge from the case?

    My wife and son and myself were beat up with a club by wifes brother, we asked for the transcripts from court and they said they didn't feel right giving it to us.

    Cy’s Answer

    You might be able to file a hardship request from the judge.

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  • Where can I find a GREAT pro bono attorney in and around Lake City, MI. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    Have a court appointed attorney now but everyone knows that these attorneys have a reputation for not being very good.

    Cy’s Answer

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    You may qualify for a court appointed lawyer. You can call attorneys that advertise and ask if they can help you pro bono or consider a reduced fee.

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