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Edwar Zeineh

Edwar Zeineh’s Answers

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

    The judge accepted the guilty plea that with no recommendation of sentencing. Can the judge decide later not to accept the guilty plea?

    Edwar’s Answer

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

    I was at a club and apparently someone told a bouncer I was selling drugs. The bouncer came down to me when I was in the restroom and asked me to empty out my pockets. I did and surely there were pills in my pockef. A deputy was called and I was a...

    Edwar’s Answer

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

    Employers are receiving the same information as the websites and checks.

    Edwar’s Answer

    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 can trust. You should contact an attorney to have this matter resolved because dealing with ICHAT as an individual will get you no where very slowly.

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  • Who can see juvinal criminal records?

    I'm going to court against my ex but I just got paper work from a few years back saying he has a criminal record and the paper was signed by a judge after he was 21 the offense occurred while a minor but a judge knew about it. How come I can't fin...

    Edwar’s Answer

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

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  • Help please :)

    My felony probation is set to expire this Sunday, I have had no violations what so ever and would like to know when it shows case expired on the court's website does that mean I am done? by the way I am on administrative unit for good behavior so...

    Edwar’s Answer

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

    A year ago my husband was working out of town while I stayed at home. He received a credit card offer through the mail at our home and he asked me to sign him up for it. I signed him up for the credit card through the card's website, and of course...

    Edwar’s Answer

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

    I just want ALL of my stuff from the home.My ex is refusing to let me get my daughter even though she is not on the no contact order and a 3rd party told me she is refusing to care for my 2 animals that are in the home.The lease and and bills are ...

    Edwar’s Answer

    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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  • Was my house illegally searched?

    My home was raided by the local police.. The warrant wasn't signed by the judge. The police claimed that the judge tried using 3 different fax machines with no luck. They gave me a "verbally" signed warrant when they were leaving. The police brou...

    Edwar’s 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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  • As a Landlord, am I required to give an occupant a key when the responsible party on the lease says not to?

    I have a tenant who is listed as the "responsible party" on the lease agreement. On this agreement his girlfriend is listed as an "occupant". As of this morning the tenant called my office and asked that his girlfriend be taken off the lease and t...

    Edwar’s Answer

    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. Do not expose yourself to liability and project yourself into their arguments. The minute you give out keys or change locks it the minute you create the argument for liability. If you have evict these people, name them both.

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  • An item was stolen and I purchased the item. I can no longer prove or find who I bought it from. Am I guilty of stolen property.

    I bought an item at a sale at a house. The item I bought was a chain saw. It was found to be stolen from a local fire department. When I bought the item I did not know it was stolen. I can no longer identify who I bought it from. Am I guilty of po...

    Edwar’s Answer

    Knowledge that the item was stolen is very important. However, I believe you have to know it was stolen AT THE TIME in which you received it.

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