Deanna L. Kelley’s Answers

Deanna L. Kelley

Milford DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. In court the judge gave me a $1000 bail, however on my paper it reads $10000. Is this a mistake? -How do I clear this up?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deanna L. Kelley
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. Frank B. Ford
    4. John F. Brennan
    5. Michael J. Breczinski
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Dickstein. There are basically three types of bond, A cash/surety or bond, a ten percent bond and a personal recognizance bond. If you are given a 10,000 cash bond, you must post $10,000 or arrange for a surety company to post the $10,000 on your behalf. If you are given a ten percent bond, it means you only have to post ten percent of the bond in order to be released but if you violate any provision of your bond, you will be responsible for paying the balance of the money....

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  2. Need to get a look at a warrant

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deanna L. Kelley
    2. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    3. John E. Melton
    3 lawyer answers

    These documents are rarely available online prior to your violation hearing, and in my experience the probation officers will rarely release them to you prior to the hearing date (which doesn't make much sense to me.) However, your attorney can get a copy for you. Normally, the judge will appoint an attorney to represent you & you will meet the attorney at court the day of the violation hearing. THe attorney will be provided a copy of the paperwork, meet with you on the spot and make a...

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  3. Is there any chance at winning a appeal on a first time criminal drunk driving charge in Michigan ? My son was sentenced to

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ronald S. Pichlik
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Shawn James Haff
    4. Deanna L. Kelley
    4 lawyer answers

    There could be a legal issue to appeal here. The judge doesn't get to sentence arbitrarily. Once the sentencing guidelines are calculated, the judge can deviate, but only of (s)he finds clear and convincing reasons to do so and states those reasons for departure on the record. Also, the departure must be a rational departure based on the reasons stated. A criminal defense attorney with appellate experience will be able to help you decide whether you have an issue which is worth pursuing at...

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  4. If my case is dismissed will it show up on a finger print check?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deanna L. Kelley
    2. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    3. Mani Khavajian
    3 lawyer answers

    The term "dismissed" is a legal term of art, meaning the prosecutor dismissed the charges as opposed to you going to trial and being found not guilty. If you were found not guilty and the police have not destroyed your fingerprints, you can have your attorney file the form which is attached in the attached link. If your case truly was dismissed, you will need to hire an attorney to help you ensure the destruction of the fingerprints.

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  5. Can I file any charges against her?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deanna L. Kelley
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. Vincent Lee Duckworth
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, there are two separate routes you can pursue. First, you can hire an attorney to help you attempt to get a personal protection order (ppo). Your ppo would fall under the "stalking" or "non-domestic violence" ppo, which means you would have to prove two or more unconsented acts of harassment. Most judges will issue a ppo under these circumstances if the attorney is able to prove these acts occurred and prove that they are fairly recent acts. Once your attorney helps you get a ppo, you...

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  6. An acquaintence was arrested for domestic violence. The lady had absolutely no signs of being abused and refused treatment.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    2. Cy M. Abdo
    3. Neil M. Colman
    4. Deanna L. Kelley
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunatly, it is very easy for someone to falsely claim a domestic assault. In my experience, police are more likely to believe women than men as the victims of abuse, regardless of whether they have physical evidence of assault or not. However, if the police did their job, they will not only documented that the lady had no signs of abuse, but should have included in the police report that she was not complaining of any injuries. (Regardless of whether this was included in their report or...

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  7. How do I get my license fully reinstated after completing the interlocking program i had a hearing to get my restriction license

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John F. Brennan
    2. David B. Forest
    3. Deanna L. Kelley
    4. Jared Clayton Austin
    5. Philip Matthew Jacques
    5 lawyer answers

    This is a very complicated area of the law. The Secretary of State does not make it easy for people to get their license reinstated. An experienced attorney can help you figure out the status of your license and what you need to do in order to seek a reinstatement hearing. You would be surprised at the things they expect. I would strongly caution you NOT to attend a reinstatement hearing on your own. Many people think it won't be difficult because you are not required to have an attorney...

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  8. Indiana 2nd dui Michigan resident

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    2. Deanna L. Kelley
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with both other attorneys. Because your license revocation occurred from Michigan, you will need to clear that up through the Michigan SOS (DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY. WHILE IT APPEARS LOGISTICALLY EASY, IT IS VERY RARE FOR SOMEONE WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY TO WIN THESE HEARINGS AND YOU ONLY GET ONE SHOT PER YEAR. PLUS, IF THE FIRAT HEARING IS DONE INCORRECTLY, , IT ENDS UP BEING MUCH MORE DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE IN THE LONG RUN) It is then likely that Indiana will...

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  9. So Michigan has adopted the Adam Walsh Act and everyone's sentence

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. John William Toivonen
    3. Deanna L. Kelley
    4. Arthur Allen Busch
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    Yes, it does seem like double punishment. When asked to address this issue, Michigan courts have stated that it isn't supposed to be a penalty to the person on the sex offender list, but instead, it's supposed to be a way to protect the public from a potentially dangerous person. This doesn't help however, when those listed on the list suffer prejudices from potential employers, housing, etc. While there are several people and groups fighting for more reasonable guidelines in the sex...

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  10. Felony probation violation. I have checked the oakland county court explorer and it doesn't show a bench warrant.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deanna L. Kelley
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Gary Francis Kennedy II
    4 lawyer answers

    You should be very cautious about relying on the court explorer records, as they are often not accurate. This is not a situation which will likely go away all by itself. I would think you would rather take care of it now, and get credit for appearing volountarily, as opposed to getting stopped sometime down the road when you are lease expecting it. Call a local attorney. Any of us can find out the true status of your case for a modest fee, and help you decide how to best handle your situation.

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