Currently I'm on 1 year probation term. Have completed 6 months so far. My problem is I use to live in England & my mom still lives over there & her health is deteriorating rapidly. I can't get off probation nor get permission to go & be with her ...
Consult with the attorney who represented you on the underlying charge. Otherwise, retain experienced Michigan Criminal Defense Counsel to file a motion with the court to allow you to travel out of the country to be with your dying mom. If the judge denies or already denied your request, the attorney can file an emergency appeal. I am sorry to hear about your mother.See question
Recently read you can have felonious assault reduced to a misdemeanor is this true
Not knowing what you "read" or its context, it should be obvious now after reading the answers from other attorneys on this posting, that having a felony reduced to a misdemeanor after a plea (without any agreement to do so as part of the plea) would be an extra ordinary event. However, depending on your criminal record, you may be eligible for expungement 5 years down the road after you are off probation or incarceration. Good luck!See question
Expungement for something 20 years ago no priors and never anything since!
Over the last couple of years there have been some favorable changes made to Michigan's expungement law. However, more information is needed to properly answer your question. There are some felonies and misdemeanors that do not qualify for expungement. Therefore, you will want to consult with an experienced Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney who handles expungements as part of his or her regular practice to determine if you are statutorily qualified to take advantage of the law to set aside convictions in this state. Good luck!See question
car accident, not charge, they claim ouil and the person i hit died (she crossed against traffic signal and darted in front of my car)
It sounds like you may have been charged with OWI causing death, which is a 15 year felony. Therefore, you will want to retain an experienced Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney before your arraignment. In the meantime, you do not want to make any further statements about this incident to anyone without your attorney at your side. In addition, to the criminal "exposure", you also have civil liability "exposure". AVVO is an excellent source to help you find the right attorney for you. It appears there may be some factual and/or legal defenses which you and your counsel will want to assert in this matter. Good luck!See question
I'm a 12 year old in 7th grade. On Instagram, an 8 year old boy told me to kill myself, which I am a hothead, replied that if he told anyone else that, ( Because it could really hurt someone, physically and mentally ) that I would beat his a**. I ...
More information is needed. However, you sound like a reasonably intelligent young man who needs to count to 10 before hitting the send button. A lot of people, especially kids, say things over the internet, email or text messages that they wouldn't say to another person's face. The way you described the incident doesn't sound serious. However, if you haven't told your parents about it, now is the time to do so. To help you and them sleep at night, a consultation with an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney to go over your specific situation might be in order. Good luck!See question
I've recently gotten in trouble for domestic violence but I'm choosing to represent myself. I was offered a plea bargain, but I don't want to accept it. How do I go about declining it and choosing a nonjury trial?
With all due respect, if you have to ask how do you say no thank you to a plea offer or ask the Judge for a bench trial, then there is no way you should be representing yourself at trial. It would be like performing brain surgery on yourself. The outcome is probably not going to be very good. If you cannot afford to retain private counsel, ask for a court appointed attorney. If you choose to ignore this advice, next time you are in court tell the prosecutor you respectfully decline his plea offer and tell the judge you would like to waive your right to a jury trial and would respectfully request a bench trial. Good luck!See question
I was charged with assault & battery and careless discharge of a weapon, I currently work as an armed security guard, I want to join the military and become a law enforcement officer and/or agent. I also have a clean record and this is my first ti...
More information is needed in order to provide a proper analysis and specific recommendations for defending or resolving your particular legal matter. Having any type of criminal conviction(s) may be a significant impairment in being allowed to join the military and/or law enforcement agency. Therefore, you will want to retain an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to provide the proper analysis and strategy for your particular situation. AVVO is an excellent source to help you find such an attorney. As you know, your liberty and future is at stake. Good luck!See question
My husband travels extensively for work and was stopped at the border this evening on his way to Michigan. He was on his way to an event with several boxes and his car was searched - nothing unusual for him. Unbeknown to him, the suitcase that he ...
More information is needed in order to give you a proper and accurate analysis of your husband's specific situation. Therefore, you will want to retain an experienced Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible.
AVVO is an excellent source to help you find such an attorney and you don't have to wait until Monday morning. In the meantime, you and your husband will not want to make any further statements about this incident online or to anyone else (especially the police) without qualified legal counsel at your side. Good luck!
DNA under the victim’s fingernails does not match the suspects. The suspect who is now the defendant attorney will not trying to find out who’s DNA it is to try to prove his client’s innocence. What can be done to help the defendant by his friends...
As a "general" answer, if what you say is true, then for ethical and legal reasons the current suspect needs new legal counsel. However, more information is needed, assuming you are NOT the "suspect", you will want to contact an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney on your friend/relative's (????) behalf for a detailed consultation on this matter. AVVO is an excellent source to help you find such an attorney.See question
On November 28th, I was hospitalized at 7 months pregnant or so, and wound up giving birth to my son via emergency c-section 7 and a half weeks early due to a placental abruption (which is caused by heavy lifting or pulling). He passed away on De...
More information is needed in order to provide a proper analysis of your particular situation. Therefore, you will want to have a consultation with an experienced Michigan Personal Injury Attorney as soon as possible. AVVO is an excellent source to help you find such an attorney.
This is a tragic incident and my sincere condolences.