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  • Would Dubble Jepority aplaie to drunk driving?

    Getting a drunk driving in one state an paying all your fines there. Come home and loose your license for not paying an reinstatement fee and a fine in anouther state?

    Becket’s Answer

    No because you aren't being charged twice with the same crime. In other words you aren't in jeopardy of being convicted twice for the same act.

    Further, you are confusing court fines / costs with administrative / licensing penalties. They are two different things.

    Pay your Drivers Respsibility Fees (you can get a pay plan), pay your reinstatement fee ($125.00) and move on.

    Best.

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  • What happens if my bf is caught driving without a license as his is suspended from previous DUI's?

    He wants me to lease a vehicle in my name for him to drive back and forth to work however i am not comfortable with that idea and want to know what could happen to me if he were pulled over/caught driving my vehicle with no license so i can explai...

    Becket’s Answer

    Agree with Mr. Austin. He would face a Driving While License Suspended Misdemeanor. You would face an Allowing an Unlicensed Person to Operate Misdemeanor. Both are crimes that would appear on your criminal history from then on out, and because both are "traffic crimes", neither could ever be expunged / sealed from public view.

    There are liability issues, and potential fraud issues that would come into play as well.

    Long story short - your boyfriend's idea is poorly thought out, and absolutely not something that you should agree to. Instead, tell him to get sober (you have to show minimum 12 months sobriety to gain eligibility for driving privileges after they have been revoked), and legally apply to get his driving privileges back through the Secretary of State.

    Best of Luck.

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  • Can someone in michigan file bankruptcy on driver responsibility fees ?

    Dont have drivers liscence due to 2nd dui, need 6 k for fees. On disability.5 yrs sober can i include this in a bankruptcy?

    Becket’s Answer

    Nope. Right up there with taxes. Good thought, but it won't work.

    Best of luck.

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  • Help with assault

    I was assaulted in a home (3/4) house that I am a resident of. The assailant stole my wallet with $850 cash plus my id and ss card. The assailant was a resident of a different house in the same program. Am I able to sue to recoup my losses?

    Becket’s Answer

    Because the individual committed a crime, you should be the lawful recipient of restitution. You should file a police report and go through the criminal process as a victim before you try to sue someone (which will cost you money to file and possibly retain an attorney for).

    Contact the police to put together a report.

    Best of Luck.

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  • Im innocent of Furnishing alcohol to A minor needI advice

    I was at my girlfriends apartment who had been drinking, there was an altercation where the police needed to talk to her. They smelt alcohol and gave her a breathalyzer she is 19 and blew over the cop accused me of furnishing. Although i did not i...

    Becket’s Answer

    Realistically you need an attorney aiding you on this thing. That's the long and short of the situation. I find it unlikely that the Prosecutor you speak to at a Pre-Trial Conference is going to have a different attitude versus the cop you originally spoke with.

    If you are under the age of 24, at a minimum you should be diversion eligible.

    Best of Luck.

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  • Is it too late for an attorney?

    I was caught shoplifting and it was my first offense. The arresting officer advised me since it was my first, I "wouldn't need to lawyer up" and that I may be able to not even have it on my record. I plead not guilty at my first court appearance s...

    Becket’s Answer

    In Kalamazoo, the simplest option is the retail fraud diversion program. If you are under the age of 24, HYTA could be utilized as well, but the retail fraud diversion program is a better option for most people.

    You can file a Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea with an attorney, and then try to re-enter a plea under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA). There is however no guarantee that a judge would grant the original Motion in the first place.

    A lot of times, the diversion may end early if you complete all the requirements (evaluation / jail visit / community service hours - if any / paying off fines, costs and probation oversight fees). I would talk to your Probation Officer (not parole officer) about that before you go throwing money around.

    Misdemeanor representation in this area generally ranges from $1,000.00 - $2,000.00 per case.

    Best of Luck.

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  • Probation violation question

    Ok I was admitted in forest view hospital that is a mental hospital I did contact my probation officer now can she violate me for not reporting to her office since I was admitted there

    Becket’s Answer

    Technically, yes you can be violated for not following the rules of probation.

    That said, I would just be proactive and get the paperwork regarding your admission to her ASAP.

    Best of Luck.

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  • A detective asked me, to meet with him regarding a police report filed by my old employer.

    Was called today because my old employer filed a police report stating I had changed an employees pay options, to a pay card and then stole the money, off it. The total lost I was told was almost 2000 dollars. The log in was done under my bosses n...

    Becket’s Answer

    You didn't ask a question so I will make assumptions.

    Should you talk to the police on your own? No.

    Should you hire counsel? Yes.

    It is highly unlikely you will clear your name on your own. Get competent legal help.

    Best.

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  • Is Michigan and Utah members of the same drivers licensing? If I live in Utah but have a driving impaired offense in MI?????????

    I live in Utah and I received a driving impaired offense in Michigan. Will Utah find out? Will my license be affected?

    Becket’s Answer

    States share information, and have for a long time. If you have a suspension in Michigan, Utah will know about it (if you plead to impaired, you only received a 90 day restriction on your license in Michigan though as long as it was a first offense).

    In terms of the general question - yes, when you renew your Utah license, they should have access to and see the driving issue out of Michigan. Drunk driving offenses also cannot be expunged (removed) from your record, so the entry will be there forever.

    Best of Luck.

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  • Traveling while fulfilling HYTA probation: is a passport flagged while in this status?

    I have recently been given the opportunity to fly internationally without cost. Being on probation I am aware I need to obtain permission from my probation officer, however, my question is more about what the airport security will know and what th...

    Becket’s Answer

    Per usual I agree with Mr. Austin.

    I would add though, that if you want to simplify your life, you should contact Immigration / Customs before you fly both in the United States and the country / countries you intend to visit. You can contact other countries, by personally contacting their foreign consulate offices in the United States, and can find the contact information pretty easily for the United States authorities. I would not give your name if you do that on your own, so that nothing is flagged. I would also consider having an attorney do that leg work for you to ensure that you remain anonymous in gathering the information.

    I absolutely agree with the fact that the plea is taken under advisement in a HYTA situation, and as soon as the HYTA probation is granted, your file becomes (and unless there is a violation) and remains "non-public". That said, HYTA is a state law in Michigan, and may not be treated as you wish by the feds or other countries.

    Best of Luck.

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