Michael G. Levine’s Answers

Michael G. Levine

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Seeking Criminal Defense Attorney Pro Bono

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Mills
    2. Michael G. Levine
    3. John Leif Fossum
    4. Andrew Mark Weisberg
    5. Brian Daniel Geno
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    People are quick to dismiss the qualifications of the Public Defender. As a former PD I can tell you that the attorneys that handle the most serious of crimes are generally top notch attorneys. They have the experience and resources to properly represent your son. You may want to check with some of the largest law firms in your area regarding the acceptance of probono cases. Unless the firm has a dedicated practice component of handling probono matters I would have concerns. These...

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  2. Second offense of possession of Paraphernalia. . . What do I do?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Karyn T. Missimer
    2. Michael G. Levine
    2 lawyer answers

    Need more information, however when you go to court on Friday you will enter a plea of not guilty, no contest or guilty. If you are unsure of what to do the safe play would be to enter a plea of not guilty and hire a lawyer or try and hire somebody before Friday. If it is a municipal ordinance violation you do not have exposure to jail but your license could be suspended and/or a fine could be imposed. If it is a criminal charge; i.e. a misdemeanor, you face possible incarceration in addition...

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  3. What is the legal age to move out of your parents house?d

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Michael G. Levine
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2 lawyer answers

    18 years old unless emancipated

  4. Do i need an attourney yet? I did contact an attourney; she told me not to spend my money just yet.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Randy T. Enochs
    2. Michael G. Levine
    3. Karyn T. Missimer
    4. Anuraag Hari Singhal
    4 lawyer answers

    Based on the information you have provided it sounds like you have possible defenses to the charges. However, at this point you have been charged criminally and you need to defend yourself. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may qualify for the public defender. If you do not qualify for public defender representation I would strongly urge you to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to guide you through the process, investigate your case and put forth your...

  5. My boyfriend and two of his friends robbed a fast food restaurant how long who my boyfriend get this is his first offense

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Tajara Dommershausen
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. Michael G. Levine
    3 lawyer answers

    There are not enough facts to answer your question but generally speaking armed robbery is a class C felony and the maximum penalties are a fine not to exceed $100,000 and imprisonment not to exceed 40 years. If he is on probation there may be additional time that he will serve as a result of being revoked if he in fact is. I highly recommend your boyfriend hire an attorney he is facing serious charges. This is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

  6. Can i fight an assult as defense of a third party

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Michael G. Levine
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    3 lawyer answers

    An affirmative defense is a defendant's assertion raising new facts and arguments that, if true, will defeat the government's claim even if all allegations in the complaint are true. However, there are requirements that must be met in order for the privilege of defense of others or self defense to be applicable. In your situation you would in essence be admitting to the allegations in the complaint (at least in part) but that those actions were privileged because you were acting in self...

  7. My son is 16 and got a speeding ticket

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Michael G. Levine
    1 lawyer answer

    It is possible to have the points reduced. It depends on what County you are in in terms of how speeding tickets are disposed of. Appear at the court date and see what the prosecutor is offering to resolve the ticket at that time. If you are concerned about your insurance your goal should be to have the charge changed to a non-moving violation and pay the forfeiture. There are lawyers that specifically handle traffic tickets and I always recommend speaking with an attorney as this is for...

  8. How can I get the DA to agree to a deferred prosecution agreement for me?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Eric T. Raskopf
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. Michael G. Levine
    3 lawyer answers

    A 1st OWI offense is not a criminal offense before or after the change in the OWI law that went into effect on July 1.

  9. What Judicial transfer mean?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Karyn T. Missimer
    2. Michael G. Levine
    2 lawyer answers

    Judicial transfer refers to a decision to transfer a case to another court or another judge. I am not aware of your personal situation, but it could be due to the Milwaukee County Circuit Judges rotating in August of 2010 and as such your case has been reassigned to a new judge. You should contact an attorney based on your situation.

  10. Possession from a video tape.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Karyn T. Missimer
    2. Michael G. Levine
    2 lawyer answers

    Remember the State has the burden to prove each charge beyond and to the exlusion of all reasonable doubt. Without a complete understanding of the evidence the State intends to introduce I cannot give you an anwser as to whether the State could ultimately prove its case. Additionally, there are collateral consequences to be aware of especially with respect to driving privileges. I would recommend looking into the possibilty of hiring a qualified attorney. Best of luck.