Callista A. Gloss’s Answers

Callista A. Gloss

Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Is it not a crime to download the movies from internet for free?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Callista A. Gloss
    2. Robert West
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4 lawyer answers

    If the movie is copyright protected, then it is a crime to download it for free.

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  2. I was Raped, Do I need a lawyer?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Callista A. Gloss
    2. Andrew Charles Lapres
    3. Robert West
    4. Derek Michael Smith
    5. James Regan
    5 lawyer answers

    It would be helpful to at least speak with an attorney briefly to know what your rights are as a victim and what to expect from court proceedings.

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  3. I have no criminal record, can I buy a hand gun for home protection, and what do I have to do to make it 100% legal?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert M. Alonzi
    2. Callista A. Gloss
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4. Ronald S. Pichlik
    4 lawyer answers

    You are allowed to purchase a gun from an individual as opposed to a store. As a gun owner, you have many rights and responsibilities. You can find some very good information at these websites.

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  4. Fleeing and eluding charges

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Callista A. Gloss
    2. Robert M. Alonzi
    3. Andrew Charles Lapres
    3 lawyer answers

    Warrants don't expire. Your best bet is to hire an attorney and turn yourself in. Otherwise, at the least convenient time, you will probably be picked up by the police and the situation will be even worse than if you had just turned yourself in.

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  5. What do I write in the Opposition to the Demurrer?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Sean Anthony Brady
    2. Callista A. Gloss
    3. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    4 lawyer answers

    The question is really outside the scope of Avvo.com. We cannot tell you how to respond to this. The Q & A section is meant to be for background information on basic laws. If you do not know how to respond to a legal document, then you definitely need to hire an attorney to do it for you. That's what we're here for...

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  6. I was arrested for B&E with intent, but i had no intent of committing a crime... what should i do?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Callista A. Gloss
    2. Andrew Charles Lapres
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Patrick T. Donovan
    4 lawyer answers

    Mr. Lieberman has provided you with great advice. Hire an attorney right away if you have not done so already. Make sure you turn yourself in rather than waiting for the police to pick you up. And do not say anything to the police! No statements, no "I didn't do it," etc. Your attorney can help you get your charges or sentence reduced. It would be very difficult for you to do it on your own.

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  7. I have a larceny charge and an assault charge both over twenty years old. How will this affect me becoming a nurse?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Callista A. Gloss
    2. Andrew Charles Lapres
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    4. John Leif Fossum
    4 lawyer answers

    From Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-27417_27529_27542-136661--,00.html If I have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, will this stop me from obtaining a Michigan license? This type of information will be reviewed on an individual basis. We ask that you submit your application, fee and information regarding the occurrence. The Board will review your file and make a decision at that time. Please keep in mind that we do...

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  8. How old is the difference in age with sexual activity in Michigan?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Christine Marie Heckler
    2. Callista A. Gloss
    3. Kevin Brendan Murphy
    3 lawyer answers

    The Age of Consent in Michigan is 16 years old. The Age of Consent is the age at which a person is deemed by Michigan law to be capable of consenting to, and engaging in, sexual acts. A person who engages in sexual activity of any type with a partner under 16 years old is breaking the law and can be charged with crimes ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony (statutory rape). So yes, even if you are both are in agreement, you are still committing a crime because the girl is under the age...

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  9. If I missed a court date yesterday and call tomorrow, will I be able to get another court date over the phone?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. David Jon Pullman
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. Callista A. Gloss
    3 lawyer answers

    You can try calling, but they may end up making you go there anyway. As the previous answer stated, there may be a bench warrant out for your arrest. That means if you get pulled over while driving the police are able to arrest you right then and there. Hopefully you can get this cleared up ASAP.

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  10. How much trouble am I in for failure to appear?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert M. Alonzi
    2. Callista A. Gloss
    3. Andrew Charles Lapres
    3 lawyer answers

    Have you received a notice that your driver's license has been suspended? When you fail to respond to a Michigan traffic citation, or fail to comply with a Court judgment, the court notifies the Michigan Department of State to suspend your driver's license. So you have been driving around with a suspended license for a year. If you get caught, you can get charged with Driving While License Suspended. You need to get your license reinstated before you drive again.

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