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  • Can any good come from talking with a detective who contacted me for questioning. I am truly innocent, and can't believe this.

    My grandfather was on hospice and other members of my family we're taking prescription medication. I went to visit him the day he died, subsequently said medication came up missing. I have a criminal history, so naturally my family banned together...

    Loren’s Answer

    The attorney who gave you the advice to talk with the detective without counsel gave you very bad advice. Any lawyer with any experience in criminal defense would strongly advise you not to do anything without the advice and assistance of qualified, experienced criminal defense counsel. If you are being investigated for the theft of controlled substances, there are several felony offenses that are potentially being considered. You need a good attorney right away to help you.

    Avvo is an excellent place to find a 10.0 rated criminal defense attorney. Many of us offer free consultations.

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  • I recently got a DUI and i am an immigrant .I have filed for my visa extension .Will there be any issues ?

    I recently got a DUI and i am an immigrant .I have filed for my visa extension .Will there be any issues ? Also if is it recommendable to go to stamping after 1 year when probation is completed ?

    Loren’s Answer

    The OWI can have a serious impact on your immigration issue. Hire the best lawyer you can to defend you.

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  • How often do charges get brought up when you are released pending further information?

    Yesterday I was arrested for shoplifting. After I got to the police station but before I went to the jail I admitted I had Xanax on me. Today to my total shock the released me PFI. They said "the detective who arrested you is not pressing charges"...

    Loren’s Answer

    Your only hope of not being charged or being charged with an offense less than what you would otherwise be charged with is if you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney right away to try and intervene.

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  • I have a warrent for Farndale Will detroit lock me if i get a clearance

    Its from 2007 and its with open intoxicant in a vehicle which i was not the driver

    Loren’s Answer

    What about this? How about getting the case in Ferndale taken care of so that this is no longer an issue for you. If you get stopped anywhere, the officer will have discretion to take you into custody on the Ferndale warrant. Just hire an attorney and get rid of the improper charge. Avvo is a great place to find a 10.0 rated lawyer and many of us will offer a free consultation.

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  • Looking for a michigan lawyer does appeals and would even think about doing a pro bono my brother's in that he did not agree to

    delivery of a controlled substance passing gas

    Loren’s Answer

    Very unlikely that any lawyer would take a case like this pro bono. When an appointed lawyer can be paid by the court, it wouldn't make much sense for an attorney to do a case like this without charge. Your brother has 42 days from his sentencing date to request court appointed counsel.

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  • Thief is being charged with larceny in a building and 2nd degree home invasion. Can I insure he gets jail time? I am the victim.

    he supposably has no priors but may have history of drug/pill abuse. He did not have a weapon on him. I was home at the time he was intruding.He also stole items. It was not a one time entry also he had been coming and going out of garage a few ti...

    Loren’s Answer

    You can influence the outcome potentially but you cannot ensure anything. You have a right to speak to the prosecutor and you have a right to speak to the judge at the time of sentencing pursuant to the Crime Victim's Rights Act. If you want to hire an attorney to advocate for you, you have that option as well. Some criminal defense lawyers handle cases as Victim's Advocates as well. You can find a 10.0 rated attorney through Avvo and many of us will offer a free consultation.

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  • Was arrested for drunk and disorderly and MIP in MI. also got fake IDs taken away

    I am mostly worried about the fake ID part. I have an attorney but what is most likely going to happen regarding the fake IDs?

    Loren’s Answer

    If you have a lawyer, he or she would be in the best position to assess your situation, consider the facts of your case and your history, factor in your judge and prosecutor and thereafter give you a prognosis. A lawyer on Avvo could not possibly answer your question with any reliability having never been involved in your representation. You need to talk to your attorney.

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  • Can someone be charged with a crime even though numbers don't add up? See below

    Hello me and my fiance own a fencing business and in winter months we decided to take up snow plowing, big mistake. Needless to say truck broke down needed numerous repairs and the plow he bought needed a new blade. He failed to plow 3 customers d...

    Loren’s Answer

    My advise is to talk with your fiance's lawyer. If you trust him or her, let that person do their job. If you do not trust that person or feel he or she is not doing their best to protect you fiance, you need to talk about that as well. If you need a change of lawyer, it is best to do that as soon as possible. If there is anything you should or should not be doing, your fiance's lawyer should be discussing that with you.

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  • When drugs are intercepted in the U.S. Mail by the U.S. Postal Inspector does state courts have jurisdiction to try the case?

    U.S.mail

    Loren’s Answer

    The state prosecutor and the United States Attorney would both have jurisdiction to prosecute that case. It is possible for the case to be charged in BOTH federal and state court although that is a bit unusual. For this type of situation, it would be best to hire a very experienced criminal defense lawyer right away that has extensive experience in federal and state court. There are 10.0 rated criminal defense lawyers on Avvo who meet this criteria. Many of us will offer a free consultation.

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  • I have been placed on probation can my probation officer make me leave a methadone clinic

    I just started methadone treatment at a methadone clinic then I was placed on probation and she's making me leave the clinic and stop taking methadone I believe this will only make me relapse and then I can't successfully complete probation.

    Loren’s Answer

    The probation officer can only do such a thing if your Judgment of Sentence is consistent with that directive or give the probation officer discretion to do so. If you disagree with the PO or believe he/she is exceeding his/her authority, you or your lawyer may have to file a motion and bring the issue before the judge. Many judges are very resistant to methadone treatment and you will have to be very well prepared for the motion. Your best hope of winning will be with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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