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Andrew P. Abood

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  • In Mi if 1 of 2 parties is apart making or receiving a recorded phone call, does the 2nd person always need to be made aware?

    I have a friend who uses a app on their phone, that records any incoming or outgoing calls. 99% of the time their never used and go right into storage. I only ask this because in discussing this with my friend. I was made aware they received a voi...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You assume the risk if the other party wants to record. Under the eavesdropping statute, it may be illegal to have someone listening into the call by a wire.

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  • I got pregnant at 17 with my 15 year old boyfriends baby, can his parents press charges against me?

    I got pregnant at 17, when he was 15. We had no physical contact after i got pregnant and split up. His family is now telling me they are going to press charges just because the state is going after child support. Should I be worried?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Parents don't press charges, prosecutors do. If you hear from a police officer or a prosecutor than you should be worried. It is not unusual for prosecutor's to not charge under these circumstances especially if the sex was consensual.

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  • My cousin was in a car accident in my car. Can she get 400,000 if my car insurance liability is only 40,000??

    She is also paralyzed by the legs from the accident.

    Andrew’s Answer

    It depends. What she in a single car accident? Who caused the accident?

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  • What are the charges and penality in Michigan for a new shoplifting charge with 2 prior shopliftings and 1 felany larceny.

    This is about my wife, she is getting help with her problems. She has told me that if she would ever get caught again she would do 3 months in jail. Everything I read is somewhat confusing. Maybe I want this to be a little fear for her to help ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    retail fraud in the first degree, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00 or 3 times the value of the difference in price, property stolen, or money or property obtained or attempted to be obtained, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine. The sentence may be enhanced by prior convictions. It amounts to retail fraud in the first degree if the individual steals merchandise offered for sale at a price of $1,000 or more.

    retail fraud in the second degree, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,000.00 or 3 times the value of the difference in price, property stolen, or money or property obtained or attempted to be obtained, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine. It amounts to retail fraud in the second degree if the individual steals merchandise offered for sale at a price of $200.00 or more but less than $1,000.00. The sentence may be enhanced by prior convictions.

    retail fraud in the third degree, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00 or 3 times the value of the difference in price, property stolen, or money or property obtained or attempted to be obtained, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine. The sentence may be enhanced by prior convictions. It amounts to retail fraud in the third degree if the individual steals merchandise offered for sale at a price of less than $200.00.

    Prior convictions can up a charge of retail fraud in the third degree to retail fraud in the second degree and retail fraud in the second degree to retail fraud in the first degree.

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  • Arrested at store for taking 90.00 merchandise . no prior record. I have an . attorney. what will happen at preliminary hearing?

    I am a 52 year old grandmother who recently was got caught shoplifting 90 bucks worth of items in Michigan. I have been taking things returning them f or store credit for things I need . I was stopped by security. no priors I think I said more tha...

    Andrew’s Answer

    In Michigan, there is a provision under the retail theft statute that allows the prosecutor and the judge to place you on probation for a period of time and if you complete probation the charge would be dismissed. If this is truly your first offense, that should be the likely result.

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  • Why would it be a misdemeanor for an open container in michigan and not a cival infraction

    Was at the Woodward dream cruise and had a solo cup full of beer. Cops approached me and asked if it was full of beer said yes. They made me dump it and said it was a misdemeanor. I asked if it was a civil infraction they rold me it was a misdeme...

    Andrew’s Answer

    That is actually pretty common. You can't walk around unless the placed is licensed with open alcohol. There are certain exceptions of course. MSU during game day in certain areas. University of Michigan on a game day in certain areas.

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  • Will I pass an ETG?

    I have to take an ETG test on Monday morning at 9am, and there was an incident tonight, Saturday, around 9pm. I am out of state at a friends engagement party, and my PO ok'd it but asked that I do and ETG when I get back. While I was taking a pict...

    Andrew’s Answer

    If those are the actual facts, depending on the size of the sip, you may pass it. Although most probation officers swear by the etg.

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  • What could be the legal defense costs for money laundering, tax evasion, and hiring illegal immigrant workers?

    from IRS.gov website: Mei Ya Zhang was sentenced to 15 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay more than $88,000 in restitution to the IRS. On June 5, 2013, Zhang pleaded guilty to harboring undocumented aliens for ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    The legal costs could be significant. Although there are a number of facts here, the reports would be significant. In order to defend against a case like it would required a substantial retainer fee.

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  • Why does my attorney want to speak with my friend's attorney? We both were involved in something but have separate attorney's.

    Me and my friend were evolved in a scam. We both hired an attorney when we found out it was a felony (didn't know it was fake; charged with uttering and publishing) but my attorney wants to "talk" with her attorney. Why is this? Curious.

    Andrew’s Answer

    It may be that your attorney wants to determine whether the other Defendant was offered a plea, and whether the other Defendant is cooperating with the government.

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  • 2 Drivers License Restoration Hearnigs both DENIED due to "The Lack of Supportting Eviedance".

    I have to wait one year or persue in Circut Court, which I want to. I went there to file and they said "I HAVE to have an attorney. Local attornies want $250 per hour and with no Drvers LIC I havent works in 2 years. I will make payments and event...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Your drivers license is one of the most valuable things a person gets from his or her government. It is difficult to hold a job without a valid license and it is unlikely that an adult without a license would stop driving. By any measure obtaining a valid license is worth far more than the attorney fees required to obtain the license. But if you haven't stopped drinking, you may be just wasting your time.

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