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  • I want to fight an open intox ticket in saginaw michigan

    was pulled over by 2 state police because someone called and alleged we were drinking in the car.were treated like bank robbers passed all the sobriety tests never admitted to drinking in car..except the mountain dew quick star.said he had probabl...

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    I really like the way you stated your question. Police often try to encourage consent for a search when they do not have cause. Consent does not require probable cause or a search warrant. Yes you should fight this case. In the future you should keep your car clean as well.

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  • Can the judge sentence me after a delayed sentence?

    I have a plea agreement where the agreement stated that if I plead guilty to my felony charge, my sentence would be delayed for 1 year, I would serve probation for that year and as long as I met all the conditions of probation and my delayed sente...

    Cy’s Answer

    It appears as though your attorney worked out a good deal for you to avoid a felony conviction. Your case was probably handled pursuant to the delayed sentence provision under MCL 771.1. The answer to your question is yes the judge will impose a sentence on the delayed sentence date. Also on that date, assuming that you have done everything to deserve the reduction, your criminal charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor. Your sentence can include any combination of sanctions and penalties associated with the reduced defense. The court can give you up to two years probation on a misdemeanor along with fines and costs. The offense can also carry potential incarceration but your attorney can advise you more on that penalty.

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  • Can a lawyer help me get rid of points on my license?

    Civil Infractions (speeding ticket)

    Cy’s Answer

    People always ask our attorneys if they can get points removed. As Mr. Frank has said, the answer is no. There are some exceptions when a client wants to appeal a ticket or have the matter set aside and request a formal hearing. Economically speaking, it is far better to hire a lawyer as soon as you get a ticket. Our firm recommends that you fight every ticket to avoid points, loss of license, higher insurance premiums and driver responsibility fees. Every point is used by your insurance company in their rating system.

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  • Do I have to pay my tix if I didn't receive a notice in the mail for a court date.

    I was pulled over without 'proof of insurance' or registration. I had both but not proof of them* The court spelled my last name wrong in the system so they didn't have a record of my ticket. I called them one day and I was told that my name is no...

    Cy’s Answer

    You've explained yourself very well and your case seems very manageable. The situation that you have explained is unfortunate but I expect that the court will treat you fairly to have these matters resolved favorably. You improve your chances by having an attorney by your side. If a default was entered in error because of the defective notice, ask the court to set it aside and schedule a hearing. It appears as though they are willing to do this as you have explained. We recommend to all of our clients to fight every traffic ticket. An attorney can often get tickets amended down to non point violations or save the client from getting serious traffic matters placed on the record.

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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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