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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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  • Can i fight a ticket for open alcohol if my backseat passenger had it in his jacket pocket?

    i was stopped for running a stop sign. Backseat passenger was intoxicated and pulling my arm and shirt while i was driving. I was removing him from my moms house and taking him to his house because he was cursing her. He was resisting, and pulling...

    Loren’s Answer

    It sounds like you have a strong defense based upon the information you've provided. Of course, the officer probably had a different perspective and his opinion of the situation will be documented in a report that your attorney will have to review and analyze. A good lawyer gives you the best chance of beating the case. Use Avvo to find a 10.0 rated criminal defense attorney. Many of us will offer a free consultation.

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  • Do probation officers receive all drug tests or only failed drug tests?

    If you take a drug test and do not test positive for any drugs on the panel, is this test sent to the probation officer or are your tests to be assumed to be okay unless a failed test is received? With that asked, if your drug testing facility has...

    Loren’s Answer

    Th PO should get them all but different courts/probation departments may handle that differently. If you have a prescription and have provided the information to the probation department, you should not have an issue unless the drug is an opiate. Many judges will not allow opiates unless a doctor indicates the medication is a medical necessity. A probation officer generally does not have the power to prohibit a prescribed medication.

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  • Do I need an attorney for my arraignment next Thursday for a possession of marijuana charge (first offense)?

    Myself and 3 friends were driving to a concert in Cleveland, OH. We were pulled over, cop searched car and found my 1g of marijuana in my purse, and my friend's 9gs of marijuana in his bag. I also had 4 unopened beers in my bag, but the judge drop...

    Loren’s Answer

    Yes, you should have a lawyer. No criminal offense should be taken lightly as your liberty and criminal record are at stake. If you can afford to hire a lawyer, you can find one through Avvo. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, request that the court appoint you a lawyer at your first opportunity.

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