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Callista A. Gloss

Callista Gloss’s Answers

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

    A friend and i were drunk and walking to get cigarettes in the middle of the night when we passed an ice cream shop. My friend wanted to steal some ice cream. So he proceeded to break in a window, ran to the back of the store and opened the door f...

    Callista’s Answer

    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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  • How long can you be held in a MI county jail on another MI counties warrent without being arraigned?

    The holding county has no charges on the person.

    Callista’s Answer

    In Michigan, the person must be arraigned within 48 hours unless there are compelling reasons to delay.

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  • Does anyone have suggestions for a good DUI Lawyer in Michigan?

    I'm looking for a good <a href="http://www.nicholslawyers.com">DUI Lawyer in Michigan</a>. I would appreciate suggestions.

    Callista’s Answer

    My law firm has been handling DUI cases for several years. We are currently offering a special rate on DUI representation. It is $785 which includes all parts of a plea bargain - a trial is not included.

    We are located near Grand Rapids, MI. The number is 616-608-8088. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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  • Fleeing and eluding charges

    Was charged for fleeing and eluding in 2007 never aressted for it how long is the warrent good for and how long can you be charged for it

    Callista’s Answer

    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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  • Paralegal degree/Criminal Justice Degree

    My question is a little different. I am getting my criminal justice degree( not sure which area of focus) but want the option to work in either law or legal. Would the lawyers in NW Arkansas consider hiring someone with this education to do thei...

    Callista’s Answer

    Before deciding to go to law school, please read this article.

    http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/12-more-law-schools-sued-over-employment-data

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  • Was the cop correct in arresting me for saying i lived at the place where the noise complaint was being filed; even tho i didnt

    so a cop came to the door, said he was filing a noise complaint to the girl that lived there(i wasn't aware of this). she shut the door. came back and opened it up for the cop, i said i was 21(which i am) and asked whats up?like why he was there. ...

    Callista’s Answer

    Why exactly did you tell the officer that you lived there? Were you trying to protect the girl from getting a noise violation? The answer you gave of "I was/had been sleeping with the girl" is a confusing explanation for why you told him that you lived there.

    Do you have the document that says what you were charged with? Also, next time something like this happens, do not speak with the police without an attorney present. They can and will use your statements against you. Don't even deny anything - just don't speak.

    You should probably speak with an attorney in your area. Many offer free consultations.

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  • How much trouble am I in for failure to appear?

    I didn't appear in court last year.

    Callista’s Answer

    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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  • My boyfriend was arrested last night for domestic violence, i didn't call the the cops, i don't want to press charges help!

    My boyfriend and i got into an argument which resulted in a shoving match and him trying to leave while i was still in the car with the door open. when i was afraid i would fall i put his car in park and threw his keys we then continued to shove e...

    Callista’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys. The actual plaintiff in the case would be the "State of Michigan," not the victim, so the State of Michigan (prosecutor) will be the one who decides to drop the charges. You can give him or her your opinion, but it may or may not matter.

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  • Can I get a concealed pistol license with a expunged felony

    Have never been in trouble before or since then. It had been 16+yrs. It was not a drug or violent related charge. I have no ppo's or no charges pending. The charge was unlawful transportation of a firearm. Which now the law is changed.there was no...

    Callista’s Answer

    Yes, you can.

    From http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-1586_27094-10953--,00.html

    2. Is it possible to have my felony record from 20 years ago cleared so I can purchase a firearm?

    MCL 780.621 Allows a person to apply to have their felony conviction set-aside if it is their only conviction. If/when the set-aside is granted, you would be eligible to purchase or possess a firearm.

    MCL 750.224f If the felony conviction was "non-specified", you would be eligible to possess a firearm eight years after the date of conviction or confinement and 3 years after release from probation or parole, whichever is the later date, if that date is before July 1, 2001. If the date is after July 1, 2001, only a set-aside, expungement, or pardon would allow you to possess a firearm.

    If the felony conviction was "specified", you must either have been granted a restoration of your firearms rights by your local county gun board prior to July 1, 2001, or have a set-aside, expungement or pardon. A "specified" felony is one in which 1 or more of following circumstances exist: An element of that felony is the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or that by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense. An element of that felony is the unlawful manufacture, possession, importation, exportation, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled substance. An element of that felony is the unlawful possession or distribution of a firearm. An element of that felony is the unlawful use of an explosive. The felony is burglary of an occupied dwelling, or breaking and entering an occupied dwelling, or arson.

    See also http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28msb45b55tvjib02ix53vafr0%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-750-224f

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  • What rights does a person have who is falsely accused of Domestic Violence after the charges are dropped?

    I was falsely accused and arrested 3 times, even though the accusor admitted to lying the 1st time! And did not show up the second time. What can I do?

    Callista’s Answer

    You have the right to an attorney. Hire someone in your area who can help you sort this out.

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