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Rhonda B. Ives

Coldwater Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I went to jail 5/5/2014 for retail fraud 3rd degree. i posted bail later that night. I am 21 with a clean record whats the worst

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Rhonda B. Ives
    2. Jared Clayton Austin
    3. John Freeman
    4. Timothy J. Klisz
    4 lawyer answers

    I would advise that you plead Not Guilty at your arraignment hearing and consult with an attorney in your area. If you can't afford to consult with or hire an attorney, ask the Court for a court appointed attorney. Many Courts in Michigan have a Diversion program that will allow you, after completing a term of probation, community service or other mix of penalties, will dismiss the charge so that you have a clean record. Retail Fraud is a crime of dishonesty and could ave negative affects on...

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  2. Can get CDL if i take care of my dui

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Marshall S. Tauber
    2. Rhonda B. Ives
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Andrew Charles Lapres
    5. Gerald R Stahl
    5 lawyer answers

    Marshall and David are correct. It doesn't even matter that if you were arrested in a non-commercial vehicle, sanctions will apply to CDL! Really, you should speak with an attorney knowledgable about DUI defense work to see if there are challenges or perhaps problem's with the State's evidence. Plead not- guilty and seek an attorney's advice!

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  3. If I take my case to trial will I get a longer sentence if I lose?

    Answered 28 days ago.

    1. Jared Clayton Austin
    2. Rhonda B. Ives
    3. Daniel P. Hilf
    4. Mani Khavajian
    4 lawyer answers

    If you go to trial in Michigan and lose, the Judge, must sentence you within the Guidelines unless he finds substantial reason to depart. You really must go over the Sentencing Guidelines with your attorney which take s into account prior record variables and offense variables. Further consideration must be given with regards to the Judge's tendencies regarding sentencing on your type of case.

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  4. My HYTA was revoked for receiving an MIP.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Rhonda B. Ives
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. Jamil Kamel Khuja
    4. John E. Melton
    4 lawyer answers

    Most likely, the discharge from Probation only applies to the case regarding the HYTA status. You still must follow any probation Orders or Judgment of Sentence from the sentencing Judge on your M.I.P. case.

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  5. I received a OWI and failure to stop within a clear distance ticket a couple weeks back

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Rhonda B. Ives
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Steven M. Dodge
    5. Jamil Kamel Khuja
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    A 3rd offense Drunk Driving charge in Michigan is a 5 Year Felony! You have 3 priors, so technically it is very possible that you will be charged with Felony DUI as the prior 2 in Michigan or the prior from FL could be used to enhance the charge to a felony! Though it is possible that the priors are so old that they do not appear, it is unlikely. It may be possible to challenge the stop, the prior charges used for enhancement or the testing procedures/results in your case. It is very important...

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  6. What are the odds of avoiding jail time for a first time "super drunk" dui

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Robert M. Alonzi
    2. Rhonda B. Ives
    3. Becket J. Jones
    4. Jamil Kamel Khuja
    4 lawyer answers

    I highly suggest you contact an attorney that has experience handling DUI cases. A first offense Super Drunk charge is up to 6 months jail. Many times there are challenges that can be made regarding the stop of your vehicle, to the testing procedures and/or plea negotiations that can be made on your half to reduce the Super Drunk charge to something less. In addition, an attorney who is familiar with the Court you are in can be very helpful in advising you in the protocols and likely...

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  7. I was recently charged with domestic violence and I dont know what to plea at my hearing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rhonda B. Ives
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    3. Timothy J. Klisz
    3 lawyer answers

    It is very important to plead Not Guilty and either ask for a Court Appointed Lawyer if you cannot afford one or seek an attorney of your choice. Domestic Violence charges do leave a permanent record. Further, it is important to know that once police are called to the scene of the incident or a police report is made (many times both occur), the case is now out of the complaining witnesses hands or your hands and now up to the local prosecuting agency to pursue charges. If your local prosecutor...

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  8. Could you give me an attorney who will represent a veteran pro bono?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Laurie Kay Schmitt
    2. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    3. Rhonda B. Ives
    4. Nicole E. Mackmiller
    5. Neil M. Colman
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I believe Cooley law school has a program dedicated to legal services for veterans. You could try calling other Law schools as well.

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  9. SR-22

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. David B. Carter Jr.
    2. Rhonda B. Ives
    3. Michael Adam Haber
    3 lawyer answers

    SR-22 (the “SR” stands for “safety responsibility”) is a document that verifies that someone has automobile insurance. The SR-22 is prepared by an insurance company and then filed (by the insurance company) with the department of motor vehicles (DMV). The SR-22 is not an insurance policy. The SR-22 IS evidence that you have a policy. Typically, an SR-22 is required when a driver seeks to reinstate a driver’s license after being convicted of a DUI, reckless driving, driving without insurance,...

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  10. So i am facing assualt with great bodily harm and aggrivated domestic but i have no violent history and ive never had a record

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rhonda B. Ives
    2. Joshua Duane Jones
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer is that it is a real possibility that you are sentenced to both jail followed by a term of probation. Even of more concern, depending on the nature of the offense, your criminal history and other factors, a prison term could be imposed as Assault with intent is a felony in Michigan. You really should discuss your case with a criminal defense attorney to see what if any, defenses you have. In many cases, even when there is no defense, it is advisable to have an attorney represent...

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