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Joshua Duane Jones

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  • Does completion of the Diversion program automatically expunge the conviction?

    I have seen two instances, one is that successful completion of a Diversion program automatically expunges any proof of the conviction to the public view. However, I have also seen that even if a Diversion program is completed, to expunge the conv...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I would follow Attorney Catchikc's advise and expertise on this matter. He has provided an excellent answer. Best of luck to you.

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  • I am facing a third owi in kent county Michigan. They dropped the civil infraction charge of not doing the breath test.

    When I got to the correctional facility I did the breath test and it was .16 later .17 I hit a pole when driving. third owi . I have no other criminal record. I have a layer in Kent county I have known for years. Appeared at my first probable cau...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Sir, I am not sure if you provided a question or not. It seems like you are looking for any and all information you can obtain as to the possible consequences of this matter. You have provided some important facts with regard to the situation; however, many more need to be ascertained. I would recommend contact your current lawyer and discussing with him your various options that specifically apply to your case. There are various options available in situations such as this, but these can change depending upon the specific facts of your case versus the typical or usual drunk driving case. I hope that you are able to continue on your course of recovery as you handle this matter, and I wish nothing but the best for you in this matter. Hopefully this helped provide some guidance and direction about what to do. Cheers.

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  • How long will it take for charges to show up in courthouse criminal records?

    3 days ago me and my friend got pulled over our female officer said she smelled the odor and she wanted to search do we gave it up, she began to talk to us how Marijuana can affect the careers and she didnt arrest us no possession tickets just my ...

    Joshua’s Answer

    The amount of time for something of this nature to appear in the court computer generally depends on when the labs for the substance seized to be returned to the prosecutor and police. Once labs for the substance are returned from the crime lab the prosecutor and police will then begin the process for issuing and obtaining a warrant for your arrest based upon the charge of possession. The time for such a process depends. I have seen it be a month or two on the short end and up to 9 months on the high end. Hopefully this helps provide some insight on your question and situation. Best of luck.

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  • My husband was arrested for a warrant for unpaid traffic tickets will they send him to jail on his court date

    He was arrested they said he had a warrent for unpaid traffic tickets from years ago his court date is coming up will they keep him or let him out

    Joshua’s Answer

    The answer here depends upon what the traffic ticket actually is for, meaning is it a misdemeanor or a civil infraction. The former brings about possible jail time because generally misdemeanors are mailable offenses (again it depends on what the ticket was for). If it is a civil infraction then the answer changes. Regardless it may be best to seek counsel and a consolation on this matter. Only after reviewing the tickets and understanding what exactly is going on can appropriate be provided. Hopefully this help. Best of luck.

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  • Plea bargain with misdemeanor trespassing?

    I got a misdemeanor ticket for trespassing last evening. I have already been charged with an MIP last December and was granted a plea bargain deal. I am currently on probation, but they did not have a warrant for my arrest nor detained me? How sho...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am a tad confused on the situation. Is the Trespassing from the same incident as the MIP? Regardless, if you have received a ticket, either in the mail or in person, you need to handle it within the applicable time that is indicated on said ticket. If you do not handle the matter within such a time you will likely be facing a bench warrant for failure to appear. The officer does not need to detain you, arrest you or issue a warrant for you to be charged with a misdemeanor, the ticket is sufficient by itself. Hopefully this provides insight on what is needed to be done at this moment. Best of luck.

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  • Can a deferred judgement for a DUI prevent me from obtaining a driving position?

    I received a deferred judgement in 2013 for a DUI. I have completed all of the terms that were requested and it does show up as being deferred. I am trying to apply for a position within my company and they're telling me that I cannot have a DUI...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am not sure if you can obtain the employment you seek; however, I also am confused with your question. When you use the word deferred it means one of two things to me: (1) there was a reduction in the charge that you plead guilty to once you completed your probation or (2) you received a dismissal completely. However, those are not generally seen in DUI cases, rather a reduction right way is usually found and the individual then pleas and is then sentenced to a term of jail and/or probation. I suppose the best way to answer your question is to perform a background check on yourself and see what comes up on your criminal record, or you could contact the court and obtain a judgement from them to determine what exactly you plead to. Hopefully that helps.

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  • I got a disorderly intoxication

    My judge is Julie Nicholson. I know all three of these judges are tough. How tough is she ?

    Joshua’s Answer

    I agree with the prior response. Judge Nicholson is very difficult to be in-front of, and having an attorney by your side will only increase the success of your case. Hopefully that provides some guidance on your next course of action. Best of luck.

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  • How do I fight a speeding ticket in Holland, Michigan?

    So I was driving home from my collegiate hockey teams game one night from Grand Rapids and was pulled over in Zeeland on WB BL 196. He said he paced me at 70 in a 55. It was pitch dark out but I was very alert of my surroundings and saw that the c...

    Joshua’s Answer

    You want to set this for a hearing, a formal to be more specific. This will allow you to openly contest the ticket and question the officer about issuing you the ticket. Regarding the exact questions to ask, that is left to an experienced attorney. This means it is really ill-advised to hold a hearing pro se and without an attorney. There is no real script that can be provided because a hearing of this kind can change in a minute. I hope this helps. Best of luck.

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  • I'm on felony probation, I recently went to jail for a domestic violence charge and possession of marijuana.

    I am on felony probation, case is being closed in two months, and not going on record. its non-reporting probation, 5 hours away from where i live now. I just got out of jail for a domestic violence charge and possession on marijuana, my neighbor...

    Joshua’s Answer

    As indicated previously, obtain a lawyer. With regards to the felony probation, you are likely required to report negative police contact and new charges, and thus you need to disclose this matter to your probation officer. Having a new charge is a violation of probation generally. Obtain counsel where-ever this matter is, and if the probation officer decides to violate you for the negative contact and new charge you will have counsel ready and standing by your side. You want to get ahead of the matter rather than behind it because the situation could be made worse. I hope this helps, and best of luck to you.

    - Josh Jones
    Michigan Criminal Attorney
    734-355-0424
    JJ.PLLC@gmail.com
    www.LawOfficeOfJoshJones.com

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  • How can I expunge a felony and a misdemeanor charge seven years ago?.

    The felony charge was food stamp fraud, and a misdemeanor

    Joshua’s Answer

    Under Michigan law you are only afforded the opportunity to expunge one qualifying felony or one qualifying misdemeanor. There is one exception to this general rule, which allows for two low level misdemeanors to be expunged. I have provided a link to the statute below. Therefore, I believe you would not qualify under the currently written law here in Michigan. Best of luck to you.

    - Josh Jones

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