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  • WHAT ARE THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A DUI/DWI IN MICHIGAN. I WAS ARRESTED BUT NOT GIVEN A TICKET AND WAS NEVER ARRAIGNED.

    incident was march 9, 2015, I had a suspended license. I also crashed my vehicle. I was detained for 72 hours then released with my license and a temporary driving permit.

    Cy’s Answer

    Your case is not that old. As other attorneys have said, there is a 6 year statute of limitation period for drunk driving cases in Michigan. However, we have filed for dismissal if there is an undue delay in prosecution in less than 6 years. In requesting a dismissal for delayed prosecution, a defendant has to show that the delay caused some prejudice to putting forth a defense. Prejudice can mean that one or more witnesses is not available after a lapse in time. We have succeeded in motions to dismiss when the case is not prosecuted for at least 2 years though.

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  • Will i local misdemeanor show up in lein and/or criminal history check?

    3 years ago I was issued a loud noise violation and I managed to get it dismissed with 15 hours community service. 2 years ago I was issued an open intoxicant container local ordinance misdemeanor, on the street not in a motor vehicle to clarify, ...

    Cy’s Answer

    It is doubtful that these matters will appear on your criminal history with the Michigan State Police. If you were arrested for these matters, then you might have a public record of the arrest. However, the nature of these offenses, ordinance violations, are usually not abstracted. You should pay the fee to check your record on ICHAT.

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  • I am being charged with Embezalment what should I do?

    I have NEVER been in trouble, this is my first case, I gave away clothes at a store I worked at for low prices, my amount came up to $365. I got a warrant out for my arrest, never got a court date or anything what should I do? What's going to happ...

    Cy’s Answer

    Usually if it's a first offense the case can be managed by a qualified criminal defense lawyer. Important aspect of embezzlement cases requires compensation, also known as legal restitution, to the victim. Thank you for using AVVO.

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  • Friend used bank card without permission?

    He used my card for less then 50$ and was wondering what will happen if I go to police? He's been in a lot of trouble and I don't wanna cause anymore but he won't pay it back

    Cy’s Answer

    He can be charged with credit card fraud which is known in Michigan as unlawful use of FTD (financial transaction device). All FTD offenses are felonies which can carry up to 4 years in prison.

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  • Circuit Court Arraignment

    Is the schedule for a court arraignment available online for the public to view? Meaning can we look online to see the date & time & who the judge will be for a court arraignment for an individual?

    Cy’s Answer

    I do not know The county where your case is pending. Most counties, such as Macomb Oakland and St. Clair have websites which allow you to look up a case. Try to do a Internet search for the court where the case is pending. If the court has a website then look for props for case look up our case search.

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  • Missed rolling retest. Car was parked and I was packing it with gifts and saying bye to family. Major violation, license revoked

    I don't drink and have no other violations. I know about 200+ friends family and co-workers that would come to my defense that I don't drink. How do I make sure that this mistake doesn't happen to the people that are trying to make a change and g...

    Cy’s Answer

    I am seeing more and more equipment failures these days which resulted in major interlock violations as you have stated. The drivers license appeal division takes these matter seriously and reinstates your revocation or will extend your period of restrictions when these situations occur. The process to get a license restored is quite oppressive: unfortunately there is nowhere else to go. Please try to get through this difficult time and like thousands of other people, you will eventually get a full restoration of your license. Good luck and hang in there

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  • My friend was charge with larceny of a vehicle will he serve time

    My friend had took some lug nuts off a car and was finna leave but cops showed up. He has no bad recorded, first offense. Will he serve any time

    Cy’s Answer

    There are numerous variables that need to be known before someone can give you a thorough answer. First of all he is likely to be charged with a felony. Even though the maximum penalty is five years, that does not necessarily mean that he is going to jail. An attorney can fight to reduce the charge, possibly to a misdemeanor, or seek HYTA status if he eligible. It would be wise to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. We have found that these cases can be manageable.

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  • If the prosecutor agrees, can I get my license back after losing it for refusing to take a breath test? It was my first refusal

    I refused to take a breath test. I was given a piece of paper by the secretary of state but I did not send it in in time to get a hearing on my refusal. My court appointed attorney did a great job on my criminal charges, but was appointed late a...

    Cy’s Answer

    Michigan law requires that you take the chemical test offered by law-enforcement officers when accused of operating while intoxicated or impaired. If you fail to appear at the administrative hearing regarding the issue of refusing the chemical test or if you lose after attending the hearing, a one-year license suspension is imposed. The prosecutor has no authority to give you a license. Your only recourse is to appeal the suspension at the Circuit Court located within the county where the offense occurred. You can appeal the case based upon hardship. Hardship means that you need a license for necessities such as employment or education and that there is no other transportation available to fulfill your needs. You need to consult with an attorney regarding these legal matters. I hope this helps to answer some of your questions.

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  • Attorney stopped answering calls what should I do

    My husband was deported last June on petty charges he had that violated his waiver we got some of the charges dropped but have no idea about the rest of them due to the attorney not responding the charges were supposed to be dropped so we could st...

    Cy’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your problem. I think you should start out by looking for an immigration attorney. I do not see where you have mentioned anything that pertains to criminal defense.

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  • How much time for a third dui. .19

    third dui was .19. only received 15 days for 2nd

    Cy’s Answer

    The absolute minimum time if you are convicted for OWI 3rd is 30 days with community service. The 30 days winds up being about 24 because of credit for the day of the arrest and 5 days good time.

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