Edwar Zeineh’s Answers

Edwar Zeineh

Lansing Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Help please :)

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John F. Brennan
    2. Cy M. Abdo
    3. Edwar Zeineh
    4. John M. Kaman
    4 lawyer answers

    Wait. Do not assume you are off of probation! Probation is not done until the Order is entered by the Court. Assuming you are done with probation can prove to be a major mistake. Absent receiving an Order discharging you from probation, you are still on probation. Take the time to follow up with the Court and your PO.

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  2. Retail theft- 1st Offense- Michigan Benefit of being represented and not?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Edwar Zeineh
    2. David Seth Rodlund
    3. Timothy J. Klisz
    4. Loren M. Dickstein
    5. Jeffrey Scott Kemm
    5 lawyer answers

    No, I also disagree. It looks as if you are asking this question from Ingham County. If that is the case, then you must understand the differences between the Prosecutors Diversion Program and a Statutory based diversion program. Further, the only type of Diversion program you could possible get in Ingham County (other than the Prosecutors' Diversion Program) is under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA). You must first meet the qualification of HYTA which has an age limitation. You cant...

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  3. Who can see juvinal criminal records?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Edwar Zeineh
    2. Andrew Charles Lapres
    2 lawyer answers

    Juvenile records are sealed records not accessible by the general public. The information is protected.

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  4. If a judge accepts a guilty plea, can the judge change his mind before sentencing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Edwar Zeineh
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Haytham Faraj
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    I noticed that you are asking this question from East Lansing. The Judges there are generally pretty fair when it comes to this type of request. Do you want the Judge to allow withdrawal of your plea? If so, why? Are you nervous about what your potential sentence? Consult a local attorney who knows what these Judges generally as far as sentencing.

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  5. I was released pending investigation, is it likely for me to get charged.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kelly G. Lambert III
    2. Joshua Duane Jones
    3. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    4. Edwar Zeineh
    4 lawyer answers

    I think you will be charged. As previously stated by other attorneys, the only hold up is the lab results. It is wishful thinking that you will not get charged. Get a lawyer! You do not want the surprise of a warrant.

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  6. I have criminal charges that were dismissed but on background checks and websites it shows I'm convicted

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. Edwar Zeineh
    3. David Seth Rodlund
    4. Mani Khavajian
    4 lawyer answers

    The information these websites and employers are using generally get their information from ICHAT. ICHAT is the State of Michigan's criminal record portal which is maintained by the Michigan State Police. On more than one occasion I have had clients with the exact same issue. We have resolved the issue time and time again by correcting the ICHAT record. Having the certified ICHAT record will show your potential employers you have not criminal record and that it is from a reputable source they...

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  7. Is opening a credit card in your husband's name WITH his FULL knowledge, consent and permission considered fraud?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. Edwar Zeineh
    3. David Seth Rodlund
    3 lawyer answers

    I think you may have a solid defense if anything ever came of it. If all you say is true, there is evidence of the permission and/or consent. Further, there may be concern that a person is filing a false affidavit of fraud. Credit Card companies are not stupid, they are going to make a person sign an affidavit that that person did not authorize the credit card. If a person even used it once, like to transfer a balance, then a person may be equally concerned with the definition of fraud.

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  8. Can I get ALL of my things from MY home that is in my name with a no contact order in place?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. Edwar Zeineh
    3. Audra Rose McClure
    3 lawyer answers

    All you have to do is have the attorney representing you in the criminal Domestic Violence case petition the Court to allow for an exception on the pA 53 (No Contact Order). If you, or even a 3rd party, attempt to collect your things without the PA 53 being given exception by the Judge issuing it, or some other Court Order, you are likely to be Show Caused. I have had Judges in Lansing give exception to the PA 53 and Police assistance was given under these exact circumstances.

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  9. Was my house illegally searched?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Edwar Zeineh
    1 lawyer answer

    I think the warrant must be signed at the time in which they searched the premises. However, I could see the prosecutor arguing the opposite. That warrant that came the few days later should have a time stamp on it or the Magistrate or Judge should have handwritten note as to the exact time it was entered. If they found something and you were charged with a crime, a serious search warrant analysis would have to be completed.

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  10. As a Landlord, am I required to give an occupant a key when the responsible party on the lease says not to?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William Joseph Bieke Jr.
    2. Edwar Zeineh
    3. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    Your concern would be - Can I be sued by this person for Constructive Eviction? Meaning did I, as the Landlord, do something to interfere with this persons legal interest in the property to much that it could be considered an eviction. Short answer is that it could go both ways. One Court could interpret this person as having rights and another could say no, the occupant has no rights. If this was my rental, I would simply stay out of it. Defer all questions regarding their rights to the lease....

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