If she doesn't show up for court in the criminal case, the court will issue a bench warrant for her arrest.
If you and your son are represented by an attorney in a civil case, then your attorney should move for a default judgment against her. I need more facts to give any more information. I handle a significant amount of dog bites in your area.
If you had an active lawsuit against the City of Detroit for a bus accident, you are likely going against the City directly. The City is/was always self-insured for bus accidents. The bankruptcy stayed all active lawsuits against the City. It is best to ask your attorney what is going on with your case. Personal injury claims against the City are unsecured. For claims against the City, a claim notification to the bankruptcy court was due back in February. I don't know if that...
Yes you can. You have a negligence case against him. You have three years from the date of the accident to sue him under this theory. Whether or not you recover, will depend on several factors. If he had homeowner's or renter's insurance, his coverage might be applicable. There are many factors, including, but not limited to the type of policy he had in March 2012, which may or may not allow for a recovery. If he had no homeowner's or renter's insurance and you want to sue him personally,...
Your son should not talk to the police. He should consult with a local criminal attorney. At the very least, he should have his friend record what he did, preferably in a letter written by his friend that is signed and dated. A local criminal attorney can give your son guidance and advice on the best strategies to keep him out of trouble. This person is his friend now, but I can see the friend blaming your son for the crash if interviewed by the police and/or charged.
If he is at fault, you can obtain the $1000.00 mini-tort. His insurance will likely pay this if you can prove that your car had this value. If not, you're entitled to the value up to that amount. If you are injured, you can file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver for pain and suffering. This is called a third-party claim. Additionally, if you're injured there are various no-fault benefits that you may obtain from your auto insurance company. Theses benefits that may or may not...
You should contact your the attorney that represented you on the original charge if you were satisfied with her or him. If not, hire a new attorney to handle the violation. Do not hide it. If you don't tell your PO about it, you can get in trouble. As some of the others have mentioned, your PO may already know about it.
I represented a young woman that was charged with misdemeanor larceny for shoplifting at JC Penny in Dearborn last year. I am not sure why you didn't receive a ticket and weren't taken to the AAPD. You still maybe charged. My client was taken to the DPD, given a ticket and had to post bond. She received the civil demand letter and an arraignment notice within about a week of her arrest. Do not write a letter to the strore. Please call a lawyer if you are charged.
Reductions depend on several factors. They include, but are not limited to, the jurisdicition, offense, your record and the way you treated the officer. I advise people that receive moving violations to retain a lawyer if they can.
I am sorry to hear about your mistake. Hopefully, you'll learn from it. Even if you're weren't charged with providing false information to a law enforcement officer, the fact that you lied to the officer could affect the way you are treated when you go to court. I advise you to hire a criminal lawyer.