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Rudolph A. Serra

Ferndale Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Hown do i get a traffic ticket warrant cleared up without going to jail

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Rudolph A. Serra
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    Usually the most important thing to do is to SHOW-UP VOLUNTARILY. Get an attorney. The PLACE where the warrant is pending may matter. A lawyer who knows how the local district court operates may be in a better position to tell you whether you should expect jail time or whether more usual sanctions are likely.

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  2. I Need Serious Help....

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mariell Rebekah McLatcher
    2. Joshua Paul Rubin
    3. Rudolph A. Serra
    3 lawyer answers

    The catch is: you violated probation. You were ordered to pay fines and you didn't pay them. Blaing your probation officer is not a good strategy. It will only make them try harder to show it was all your fault. if you've been "playing phone tags for weeks" why didn't you send a letter or two? Will you be able to prove that you were confined at home and did not go the store or anywhere else while sick? Most courts will say that if you were well enough to go to the doctor's office or...

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  3. I was charged for trespassing for not leaving the gym. What can I do to remove that, and do I have ground for asking for more?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    2. Rudolph A. Serra
    3. James S. Lawrence
    3 lawyer answers

    Your questions says that you charged but it also says the police told you they "were charging" you with tresspasssing. Did you get a ticket or a notice to come to court? If so - then you have been charged and you should see a lawyer. You have some good defenses and you might have counter claims.

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  4. My ex moved out while I wasn't home. He took a valuable and irreplaceable framed map of the world.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Rudolph A. Serra
    2. James M. Osak
    2 lawyer answers

    First, it matters whether you were married. You refer to the person as your "ex." Were you married or divorced? If this is not a divorce - you should write a letter and send it both 1st class and certified mail. Tell your ex you demand the return of the map by a specific date. Be reasonable and give him 10 days or more to respond. Tell him if he does not comply voluntarily you will take legal action. Get a "proof of mailing" receipt when you send the 1st class letter and a return...

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  5. Got pulled over , tinted windows-had no license-search car found bud-4fit car & $$$ & let me go..says D.A may bring charges

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy A. Dinan
    2. Rudolph A. Serra
    3. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    4. Nader W. Nassif
    5. Joseph Aragon
    5 lawyer answers

    I am a former Judge with a lot of experience in this area. I am currently waiting for an opinion from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals [1 step below the U.S. Supreme Court] challenging the seizure of cars by Wayne County's "Metro Enforcement" multi-jurisdictional team. I recently settled another case against the of Pontiac in a similar matter. It also went all the way to the 6th Circuit. I'd like to know a lot more detail, including where the events occurred. There is no such thing as a "...

  6. Accused of stealing money from grandmother. Civil suit filed. Criminal charges filed, arrested. Can I sue?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gary M. Wilson
    2. Rudolph A. Serra
    2 lawyer answers

    First, I am a former judge with nearly 30 years of experience in criminal and probate law. I have no idea what an APS report is. Based on the facts you related, I doubt that there is a viable case. I would charge you $200 for a consultation of about an hour so I could review the documents and discuss the issues but I would not be willing to take a case like the one described here unless I was paid in advance. If a civil suit was filed, you are required by the rules to join any...

  7. Hello, I would like to get a concealed weapons permit, but I take medication for anxiety.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rudolph A. Serra
    1 lawyer answer

    The law says that no one with a diagnosed mental illness can get a Concealed Pistol License and makes it clear that "depression" is included. Anxiety is not the same thing as depression. You are required to answer all the questions honestly. If the board wants to discuss your mental health issues with you, that is generally done in a private session and you are entitled to have an attorney present. You could submit your application and deal with the details of whether you qualify during...