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Nicholas A. Leydorf

Nicholas Leydorf’s Answers

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  • Does anyone know the name of the Attorney who handles all the false arrest made by officer Andrew Collilns in Berrien County MI?

    I need a lawyer to represent me on this case. Many others like myself have been jailed from his unlawful actions. Anyone willing to take my case? So many others already have won lawsuit settlements for over $100K.

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I would be interested in speaking with you regarding your case.

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  • Is an OUI the same as a DUI

    I was sitting an a parking lot of the hotel I was staying at with the keys in the ignition. A cop pull up an ask what I was doing I said listing to music before I go to my room. He ask had I drink any thing I said yes. he gave me a breath test thr...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney to fully discuss the factual details of your case in a confidential setting. From the brief set of facts that you have outlined here, there may be an issue whether you were "operating" the motor vehicle. "Operating" the motor vehicle is an element of OWI (Operating While Intoxicated that the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt. There are many cases that define "operating" a motor vehicle, however, in my opinion, the facts you describe are not "operating" the motor vehicle for purposes of the motor vehicle code. Finally, DUI and OUI and OWI are used interchangeably.

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  • Pleading not guilty to misdemeanor 3 retail fraud, have not consulted a laywer, will present myself at arraignment- suggestions?

    I am a student at Michigan State, read a recent post regarding HYTA, i'm over 21 so do not qualify for that diversion program. Unfortunately do not have funds to hire a defense criminal lawyer, Michigan state student legal services provides repres...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I've handled numerous cases in 54B District Court. Pleading not guilty at the arraignment will not lessen your chances of achieving the best outcome. In my opinion, pleading not guilty at the arraignment is the only way in which you could obtain the result that you are looking for. If you have no prior criminal history but are not eligible for HYTA Status, you may be eligible to participate in a diversion program (depending on the agency that is prosecuting the case) which would result in dismissal of the case. Another alternative could be entering a guilty plea pursuant to MCL 771.1 which would result in a dismissal of charges following successful completion of a term of probation. However, I don't know the facts of your case. You may have a defense, which is why it is imperative that you enter a plea of not guilty at the arraignment.

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  • I was injured by excessive force by a police officer who unlawfully arrested me. what to do now? need a lawyer LANSING MICHIGAN

    civil lawsuit .I was injured by excessive force by a police officer who unlawfully arrested me. what to do now? need a lawyer LANSING MICHIGAN. Foot was smashed in police car door for around 10-15 minutes because officer attacked me then thre...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I'd be happy to discuss this matter with you. Feel free to give me a call.

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  • What's the likelihood of jail time and expected fines for a disorderly conduct with resist, obstruct and hindering in Michigan?

    I was arrested for disorderly conduct with resist/obstruct/hinder while intoxicated at a local bar. According to the police report I was being difficult by moving my arms a lot and trying to stand up when the officer was trying to put handcuffs o...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I agree with the previous answer. You should contact a local attorney for some advice. It would be helpful if you brought a copy of the report with you to your meeting. From your description of the events, it does not sound like a very strong case against you. Regarding your question, the likelihood of a jail sentence would depend on many factors. In this case, it would likely depend on whether you have any prior criminal history. However, that's assuming that you plead guilty. I would strongly recommend discussing your case with an attorney before making the decision to plead guilty.

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  • Am i looking at jail time for a 1 year misdomeanor larceny charge with a clean record?

    it was originally a felony larceny but dropped to a misdomenor larceny i have a clean record besides a driving on a suspended license and careless driving. the larceny was for a gun that i had pawned and was not mine but was in my possession for a...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I represent clients charged in Clinton County on a regular basis. You need to be well prepared prior to sentencing. In my experience with that court, theft offenses are treated seriously. I'm not saying this to scare you, but to advise you that even though you have a clean record which is good, the judge doesn't handle these matters lightly. If you don't have an attorney, I would recommend contacting one for a consultation.

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  • I hve warrants for 3 counts of fraud and 1 nsf

    i had a biz with a partner and when i left the company and gave my half back to him i went through all the checks and made sure all were paid but some how i must have missed 4.there were maybe 15000 checks wrote over the 4 years i was a partner an...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You should consult with a criminal defense attorney to discuss your case. If you have a warrant for your arrest, then your attorney can contact the district court to find out their procedures so you and he can appear for arraignment on the warrant. At the arraignment the judge will take your initial plea of "not guilty," and will address bond. While the attorney will argue for a personal recognizance bond on your behalf, I always prepare my client to have access to money to post as a cash bond or have already called a bondsman if you should need their services.

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  • Judge told us to make a motion on the false warrant is this enough information? Judge seems on our side.

    Kalamazoo police came to our house for a noise violation, we were having a party of about 35 kids, as soon as the officers arrived the music was shut off, one tenant went out to talk to them. He was immediately arrested for noise violation. Office...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Do you have an attorney? If not, contact one as soon as possible. You may also have a potential lawsuit against the police and government officials. I would be happy to speak with you regarding this matter and have successfully defended individuals charged with criminal offenses in more than 50 counties across Michigan, including Kalamazoo County.

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  • Legality of traffic stop.

    The circumstances from a fairly recent traffic stop are I was wondering if such a stop was legal. I was pulled over at roughly 2:30 A.M after an officer stopped behind me at a traffic light. The only explanation for the stop that was given to m...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers. This is not a legitimate basis to initiate a traffic stop. You should contact an attorney in Lansing and request a consultation.

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  • My boyfriend is going to be charged with his 2 meth lab charge whats going to happen?

    he is on parole but there was another man involed and there is no evidence against him except his previous charge and that he lived in the house. there is way more evidence against the other man. my boyfriend didnt drop dirty or have any marks on ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Is he being charged with a new crime or is his parole officer attempting to violate his parole, or both? He needs to consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately.

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