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William W. Swor

Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Applying to the university of Michigan

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William W. Swor
    2. Charles Gregory Schierer
    3. Robert David Richman
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    Are any of the charges still pending? If so, you must answer "yes". If you were convicted of any of the charges you list, the answer is "yes". If you were not convicted, for example. if you were placed on some pre trial diversion or similar program, the answer is "no". Were all of the cases in the Dearborn District Court? If so, there are several fine attorneys in the area who could assist you in challenging the convictions. My associate is one of them.

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  2. I would like to get some of my money back for ineffective assistance of counsel per Judge and the Appeals Court. who do i call?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William W. Swor
    2. Adam Gregory Masserang
    3. Mark H. Freedman
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5 lawyer answers

    You will have to make a demand and claim against the lawyer. Ultimately, if the lawyer refuses to return all or some of your money, you would have to sue him/her for the fees paid. Depending upon your state, you may also be able to file a greivance with the discipline authorities, asking for the return of your money.

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  3. The federal district judge took over a year to write a disposition on his MSJ ruling. Is this grounds to overturn his ruling?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Jon Pullman
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. William W. Swor
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    5. John E. Whitaker
    5 lawyer answers

    A delay in filing a written opinion has nothing to do with the merits of the decision, therefore it generally would not be a ground for setting it aside.

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  4. What is the difference between treason and sedition?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Stephen F Wallace
    4. William W. Swor
    5. Vijay Dinakar
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Are you just asking, or is there a specific fact set that you are concerned about? Several states have laws against treason. However it is not certain that they are valid since treason is an act against a sovereign. That depends on the specific definition contained in the statute and its application. Since you are in California, the statute referenced by the first response would be applicable to you. It is a vestige of the days when California considered itself a republic. Whether or not...

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  5. How do i find out if i have a federal warrant

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. David Joseph Dischley
    2. William W. Swor
    3. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    4. Raymond George Wigell
    5. Stephen F Wallace
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    The best way to deal with this issue is to retain a competent criminal attorney practicing in the jurisdiction where you were living when you were interviewed. He/She will know who to contact and how to research the issue. Warrants are generally not in the public record, so you will want an attorney who knows who to call, and what questions to ask. If there is a warrant and you are not entering the US at the city where the warrant is issued, he/she might be able to arrange immediate release,...

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  6. What does it mean to show for just cause? Will I be charged?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William W. Swor
    2. Daniel P. Hilf
    3. Jonathan Andrew Paul
    3 lawyer answers

    Your concealed weapon license is subject to review for any violation of the law. The fact that you commited any offense is grounds for review. The fact that you were carrying the gun when you were arrested for the theft will be an aggravating factor at the review. Their view will be it was dangerous because you were carrying the gun.

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  7. My husband cut his ankle monitor off ten years ago and now is in jail for violation of probation. what is the consequenes for th

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Allen M. Wolf
    2. William W. Swor
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Jared Clayton Austin
    5. Mani Khavajian
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    The probation violation carries the possibility that he could go to jail for the statutory maximum sentence. A judge I knew a long time ago used to remind defendants that probation was just serving your time out of jail instead of in jail. There are a number of facts that we need to know in order to answer this question. What Court? What was the charge? Who was the judge? How long had he been on probation when he decided to do cut off his monitor? Did he have any prior probation...

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  8. Any immigration options

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Katja Anneli Charlotta Hedding
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Stephen D. Berman
    4. Jeff L. Khurgel
    5. Kristin D Figueroa-Contreras
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    You should already know the answer to your question because your criminal defense attorney should have gotten the answer for you before you pled guilty. The fact that you pled guilty in the Eastern District of Michigan tells me the judge discussed this fact with you at the time of your plea. Your H1 status puts you at serious risk. The ultimate answer to your question will be very fact specific. As already noted, if the fraud exceeded $10,000.00 you are an aggravated felon for immigration...

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  9. A man has 2 felonies and is beging charged for aminal crulety, tourturing an animal, & hibitual IV. what does this mean?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William W. Swor
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Ronald A. Steinberg
    4. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
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    Your neighbor is being charged with offenses that normally would not carry more than a few years in prison under the state sentencing guidelines. Because he is charged with Habitual IV, however, the judge is authorized to sentence him up to life in prison. You should not expect that he will get life, but he will get a longer sentence than he would have if he were a first offender.

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  10. I am on jams program for judge Mackenzie. I have a marijuana card and i heard about the supreme court ruling recently. Smoke?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William W. Swor
    2. Daniel P. Hilf
    3. Melissa Maria Pearce
    4. Mark N. Clement
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question has nothing to do with your marijuana card. Even if you could not be currently prosecuted, that is irrelevant. You are legally on probation, and therefore have to follow Judge Mackenzie's rules. He said no controlled substances. He means no controlled substances. He will consider a positive test a violation of your probation, with or without a card. Wait till you're off if probation.

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