I'm 18 years of age and around a week ago I was involved in a car crash. I was in the passenger side of the vehicle and the accident was not our fault. however the officer asked my friend, the driver, how much he smoked that day. the conversation ...
There are a few different ways that you can pursue to not have this on your record. Your first step is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer.See question
We are in Michigan and he was arrested Monday. He is being held at oakland county jail.
You can google "Current Oakland County Jail Inmates". You will find a PDF file that has the names of all current Oakland county inmates, the pending charges, bond amounts, and holds. You can also call the district court for the city where your husband was arrested for more information.
If you have the ability you should hire an experienced criminal lawyer to help your husband get a fair bond and a decent defense.See question
Took a plea agreement and was sentenced before the legislation changed. Completed all terms on my end (including probation) that I was obligated to do via sentencing but the reduced charge misdemeanor no longer exists. What legal rights do I hav...
Your question is too vague to answer. What legislation are you referring to? What is the misdemeanor that no longer exists? The person who you should consult with is the lawyer that represented you. He or she would be familiar with the terms and conditions of any plea agreement that you entered into. Generally, you should get the benefit of any agreement negotiated on your behalf if you fully complied with your end of the bargain.See question
When I applied B2 Visa extension for both of my parents,I mistakenly put my father as applicant but not benefitiary. Now I've only received visa extension for my mother, which means my father has stayed in U.S illegally. Please advise how to resol...
This type of an issue should be handled by an experienced immigration lawyer. You should consult with a lawyer right away - the sooner the better. When you meet with the immigration lawyer, make sure that you bring a copy of the file for review.See question
I talked to the police prior to the ticket being issued. I'm 21, just started a decent job, have little to no available funds except what I earn weekly. Says I have to appear in court. What do I need to know & what should I do? Must I have an ...
Leaving the scene of a property damage accident is a misdemeanor offense. You should request a lawyer if you cannot afford one. A lawyer will help you get the best possible result, which may include keeping this criminal offense off your record.See question
How do I go about getting my record expunged? How much does it cost?
Your first step is to determine whether or not you are eligible to have your record expunged. There are some offenses (such as traffic offenses, life maximum offenses, most sex offenses, etc.) for which expungement is not allowed by law. In some instances, if you have multiple convictions you are not eligible for expungement. To file a motion for expungement you have to wait 5 years if you are otherwise eligible.
If you are eligible to obtain an expungement, there are several steps in the process, including: filing a petition with the Court that sentenced you; having fingerprints ran; providing adequate notice to the prosecution. Even if you are eligible and these steps are taken, the Judge has the discretion to say no.
Your best chance at an expungement, if you are eligible to receive one, is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you. What a lawyer charges for this service depends on the lawyer. Some lawyers charged more than others. However, all lawyers are not equal in terms of their skills and abilities (which does not always correlate to how much the lawyer charges). Make sure you take the time to hire the right lawyer to do the work for you.See question
I would like to get off of probation. I have paid all my court costs. Is there a way I can get off probation early?
You can request early discharged from your probation officer and/or file a motion to request early discharge from the Judge assigned to your case. Factors that a Judge and probation consider concerning that request likely include: the length of time you have been on probation; whether or not all the conditions of probation have been completed; whether or not there have been any probation violations; the facts of the original case; your prior record and history. You should hire a lawyer if you desire to file a motion concerning this request.See question
Boyfriend sentenced for retail fraud 1st degree. Has been in jail since July 17, 2015
Generally a inmate receives 5 days per month in good time credit if sentenced to the Oakland County Jail. There are other factors that may lead to a shorter sentence including: overcrowding; trustee status; and Court ordered sentencing alternatives such as work release (which results in home tether), zero tolerance program (which results in immediate release from jail as long as drug/alcohol tests are complied with), LESP (Life and Employment Skills Program), JAWS a jail diversion program for inmates with mental health issues).
Your boyfriend can hire a lawyer to file a motion asking the Court to allow an additional discretionary 25% time cut or participation in one of the aforementioned programs.
Your boyfriend can find out when his outdate currently is by asking personnel at the jail. His out date is in the jail computer.See question
A family member has just been charged with 3 counts of the following : 1. C/S-DEL/MAN-METH/ECSTASY 333.74012B1, 2. C/S-POSSESSION OF MARJHUANA 333.74032C and 3. DWLS 257-9041B. For the first count it says that the minimum is 2 year and max is 20...
There is a lot of information that goes into determining a sentence. Things that could make an impact on his sentence includes the following: the quality of his legal representation; the Judge assigned to the case; the Prosecutor's office; whether or not there is a plea bargain; whether or not there is a sentence agreement; what his sentence guidelines are (even though guidelines are advisory); if he is eligible for HYTA (and if the Judge will sentencing him as a HYTA trainee); if he is eligible for SAI boot camp (and if the Judge will place him in that program); his prior record; the facts of the case; the recommendation of the probation department; etc.
He has the ability to hire a lawyer to hire him at any stage of his proceedings. If you feel that he is not being represented properly I would encourage you to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent him.See question
I have been residing on state land and a DNR came into my camper without a warrant and without consent. I was later arrested. Do the normal rules for searches apply?
Your constitutional rights do not end once you enter into a State park. There are exceptions to the warrant requirement which may or may not apply - depending upon the facts of your case. If you were arrested, you should hire an experienced criminal lawyer to defend you,See question