J. Randall Secontine’s Answers

J. Randall Secontine

Royal Oak Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. First Time Offender About To Arraigned

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Ronald S. Pichlik
    2. J. Randall Secontine
    3. Andrew Charles Lapres
    3 lawyer answers

    Hire a lawyer or ask for a court appointed attorney if you don't have the funds right now. Arraignment is the process where the court advises you on the record of the charge made against you, the potential penalty and sets bond. As mentioned above, DO NOT plead guilty or discuss the facts of the case with anyone but your lawyer. Bond will be set by the court to assure your future appearance at court proceedings. It will be based on your criminal history and the nature of the charge levied....

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  2. How much time for being with someone that committed a felony robbery without a weapon if you didn't know

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Philip Matthew Jacques
    2. J. Randall Secontine
    3. James Regan
    4. Daniel P. Hilf
    5. David Brian Snyder
    5 lawyer answers

    To be convicted of a crime you must possess a certain state of mind, or "mens rea". If you "did not know and did not participate in the crime you should not be charged or convicted. Naturally, law enforcement won't know what you were thinking or what you knew specifically, but they will base their analysis of your culpability on your actions or lack thereof. Should you be charged and should there be a conviction, any sentence to be imposed will depend upon the sentencing guidelines and how they...

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  3. Why is this not being thrown out of court

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. J. Randall Secontine
    2. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    "Physical evidence" is not required to go forward on a prosecution for criminal sexual conduct (CSC). Though the police and prosecution would prefer to have corroborating evidence such as defensive wounds or DNA for the alleged perpetrator, it is not required. All they need is a complainant they have reason to believe is credible. Given the facts as presented, your brother has a statutory right to submit to a polygraph (lie detector) test. He should discuss that option thoroughly with his...

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  4. Misdemeanor or Felony?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. J. Randall Secontine
    2. Kevin Bessant
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    Larceny from a Motor Vehicle and Breaking and Entering MV are both felonies. If you are charged as a habitual offender, each prior conviction will increase the potential penalty. Should you have 3 prior felony convictions, the potential penalty would be life. You should consult with a lawyer immediately. Good luck, Randy Secontine

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  5. What is gonna happen to my boyfriend? He is wanted for an F4 larceny charge?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. J. Randall Secontine
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Find and hire a talented and effective lawyer before you turn yourself in. The attorney will help you proactively address the issues that will be before the Judge. While searching develop an exhaustive list of all of the positive factors that have developed over the last year (i.e., employment, family, sobriety, charity, community involvement, etc). Remember, if there is an active warrant for your boyfriend he is subject to arrest at any time. He is in a MUCH better position if he faces the...

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  6. At my trial in michigan the prosecutor lied about my photos-saying the show genitalia

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. J. Randall Secontine
    2. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question is missing quite a bit of important information and a detailed answer is impossible. Presuming however, a conviction resulted in your case and the "lie" played an important role in securing the conviction, you should have a substantial basis for a new trial on appeal. You should consider hiring a skilled appellate lawyer to review your case. Good luck, Randy Secontine

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  7. Is it possible to be on parole, and be on probation at the same time?

    Answered 6 days ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. J. Randall Secontine
    3. Kelly G. Lambert III
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer is YES, you can hold multiple dispositions (in jail, in prison, on probation, on parole, etc.) at the same time. In most scenarios, the most serious resolution will prevail (e.g., in prison). Any missed court dates due to court sanctioned placement should be easily explainable and ultimately excused by any reasonable Judge. Unfortunately for your friend, the bigger issue is their on-going criminal activity. Probation is considered a privilege when compared to incarceration. Your...

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  8. Will I go to jail?

    Answered 6 days ago.

    1. Jared Clayton Austin
    2. J. Randall Secontine
    3. Jason S. Barrix
    3 lawyer answers

    It is safe to say the Judge will be disappointed that you missed school and also are now unemployed. The ramifications of that disappointment will depend on the positives you bring to the table. The fact that you completed your community service requirement, required classes and court ordered jail time will be positive factors for your hoped for result of not imposing jail. Until you appear in Court, your "job" must be to "find a job". Go out each day and actively seek out employment and write...

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  9. Disabled 53yr. female caught shoplifting will I go to jail?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. James S. Lawrence
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3. J. Randall Secontine
    3 lawyer answers

    Sometimes worrying about the perceived ramifications of your actions can be worse than dealing with the real situation. Stop worrying and put your nervous energy to work by finding an experienced and effective lawyer in the jurisdiction where the store is located. While searching, compile a list of things that are positive in your life (i.e., work, family, charity, community involvement, school history, etc.) that your attorney will be able to cite on your behalf. Good luck. Randy Secontine

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  10. Do you get jail time for a first time offender if you are found guilty of simple assault?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. J. Randall Secontine
    2. Jorge Luis Rodriguez
    2 lawyer answers

    The simple answer to your question is yes, you can get jail time for simple assault. But for your benefit a more in depth analysis is in order. When imposing a sentence, the Judge will look at numerous factors including, but not limited to: the impact/injury to the victim, Defendant's criminal history, the level of the Defendant's remorse (if any), the likelihood the Defendant will re-offend, the recommendation from the probation department. In preparation for sentencing, all defendants should...

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