Daryl J. Wood’s Answers

Daryl J. Wood

Farmington Hills Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I have a bench warrant. Will they come looking for me?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jared Clayton Austin
    2. Rolland Sizemore III
    3. Thomas Collins Leaf
    4. Daryl J. Wood
    5. Nancy R. Eaton
    5 lawyer answers

    If you show up for your presentence investigation, you will be arrested at the conclusion of your interview. If you have concerns associated with your brother or his girlfriend tipping the police off about your current location, which in turn will lead to your arrest, I would suggest turning yourself in to the court. The general rule on bench warrants suggest voluntarily turning yourself in to the Court, drastically improves your chances at being released on some type of bond. Violating...

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  2. My boyfriend is going to trial for a second time. Is that helpful to his case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher David Kessel
    2. Daryl J. Wood
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    4. Mark H. Freedman
    5. Daniel P. Hilf
    5 lawyer answers

    The odds generally favor the prosecution in cases involving retrials. Mainly because they now have time to fix the shortcomings in their case. Issues that came as a surprise to the prosecution during the first trial, will be addressed during the second. Most importantly, many defendants get over confident from a hung jury and try to save money on their defense during the second trial. Make sure your attorney is throughly aware of the issues presented during the first trial.

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  3. What to expect when i go to court for a ticket i got for leaving the scene of a accident? how much money will this ticket cost.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. Paul J. Whiting
    4. Daryl J. Wood
    4 lawyer answers

    The problems associated with leaving the scene of a property damage accident are the penalties. There is a $1,000 drivers responsibility fee for each of the next 2 years issued by the Secretary of State. 6 points are added to your driving record. The court can and will likely put you on probation for up to 2 years. There are issues associated with the assessment of fines, cost, and probation oversight fees. Additionally, the Court can order community service as part of the sentencing....

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  4. They can't sentence me after 14 days for third degree retail fraud right? it's been a month almost 2 on the 19th.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Adam Gregory Masserang
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    4. Daryl J. Wood
    4 lawyer answers

    There are many 14 day rules within the court system, but very few of them are controlling when it comes into the ability to prosecute a particular charge. Since your charge is a misdemeanor, the Court is supposed to get the arraignment done in a timely fashion, but their failure to arraign you only reflects negatively in there reports to the Court Administrator's Office. If they sent the bond money back, they did so to close out the original case and likely open a new case file to ensure...

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  5. If my case is dismissed will it still appear on my record? Will it be visible to employers?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    2. Daniel P. Hilf
    3. Andrew Charles Lapres
    4. Daryl J. Wood
    5. Ronald S. Pichlik
    5 lawyer answers

    Employers typically do not have access to arrest records. The quick answer is no, but the long answer is maybe depending on the source of the employer's information. Some private reporting agency review the court dockets and make assumptions as to the results of the hearings. They often generate inaccurate information, but can be cleared up relatively easily. Typically the only employers that will be able to access the arrest records with be Government employers.

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  6. If i have missed a court date in indiana..will that affect me applying for a cdl license in mich?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Daryl J. Wood
    1 lawyer answer

    If Indiana suspended your drivers license for nonpayment of child support, you can not apply for a CDL in the State of Michigan for 3 years. On the other hand, if you currently have a CDL then you may be able to transfer the CDL license from Indiana as long as you have cleared any suspensions from the child support case.

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  7. The judge threw out my plea deal. He is talking jail for 4th degree child abuse lowered to disorderly persons?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James S. Lawrence
    2. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Daryl J. Wood
    4 lawyer answers

    Reasonable parental discipline is a defense in cases such as yours. The problem with these cases generally has more to do with the trauma to the child, then it does with the legal issues in the case. What is your son going to say if he were to take the stand? Do you want to put you son in the position of having to testify against his father? Even if the partial hand print did not come from you, the suggestibility associated with 8 y/o child is very high. Studies have shown how easy it is...

  8. Do I have the right to ask for deferred sentencing at my arraignment? It's for 3rd degree retail fraud.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mark H. Freedman
    2. Kevin Bessant
    3. Daryl J. Wood
    3 lawyer answers

    Each court addresses sentence deferrals differently. Some court do not allow sentence deferrals under 771.1. Almost all of the courts require the prosecutors to agree with a sentence deferral. In every case involving a sentence deferral there must be a plea of guilt or no contest before the matter can be taken under the sentence deferral statute. There are some limited circumstances which may allow you to negatiate with the prosecutor for a sentence deferral, but I would not advise trying...

  9. Were the cops in the right to go through my phone?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Daryl J. Wood
    1 lawyer answer

    The short answer is the officer is not allow to go through your phone without your permission or without a search warrant. May officers will attempt use a search incident to arrest, or your consent to justify a search of your phone. As a practical matter, there is very little in the way of civil damages available to you as a result of the officer's encroachment on your constitutional rights against unlawful search and seizure. If on the other hand the officer was to find some incriminating...

  10. Husband in jail for out of state warrarnt

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Daryl J. Wood
    1 lawyer answer

    Charges are variable generally refers to sentencing guidelines. All felony offenses are placed in categories of offenses (Crimes against person, property, controlled substance, public order, public safety, ect.) Some offenses are enhancements to other charges such as Use of a Computer to Commit a Crime. These offenses are variable because the category is based underlying base offense.

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