The court allowed us to dismiss our so called frivolous lawsuit so I am assuming it was without prejudice. The other party is still following through with their motion for sanctions. Can I still be sanctioned? Or do the courts allow safe harbor if...
According MCL 600.2591, if a party files a frivolous document the court must impose sanctions.
You should privately consult with an attorney.See question
I go to a community college and was in a large lecture hall with several different classes and a couple sat a few seats away from me. Halfway through the presentation, I could tell that this couple was making fun of me so I confronted them and tol...
Do NOT talk to the cops. Nothing good ever comes of it. If they call you, tell them that you (1) invoke your right to an attorney and (2) invoke your right to remain silent.
Do not write or talk about this incident with anyone--what you say or write can be used against you.
Retain an attorney immediately. Criminal cases are easily won or lost--so to speak--during the investigation phase.See question
I have full physical custody and joint legal custody. The mother has, on multiple occasions, not come see him months at a time. She has a lot on her record, from back child support to living in a drug house and going to jail for a few days, isn't ...
You should immediately and privately consult with a lawyer who practices in the area of divorce law.
Don't post anything more online--what you say or write can be used against you by being twisted out of context.
A motion to modify the parenting time and legal custody order can be filed, and an emergency ex parts motion can be filed.
Time is of the essence. If you wait, she can argue that you don't think her problems are really that bad.See question
Patient authored a negative review about surgical intervention that I provided to her 5 years prior. Her allegations and statements are all false and I am in possession of documentation that supports my opinion not hers. Unfortunately, her state...
You should definitely retain an attorney to sue the snot out of the person who disparaged your business. Defamation actions can only be brought within one year of the publication, so time is of the essence.See question
The father of my child gave me court papers. He handed me one that says he was denied relief on a ex parte basis. It also says the moving party is granted full-time parenting time. He removed the child from the home him and I both currently reside...
You should immediately and privately consult with a licensed Michigan attorney who practices in the area of family law.See question
My son and his girlfriend both 19 were camping on state land, with 3 friends, DNR came by their site, there was open beer, 1 friend was 21 one was 20 and one was 19. They issued MIP tickets to the 4 minors, nothing for the 21 year old, my son ble...
The defendants should not speak with anyone about what happened and nothing should be written online about it--such as on Avvo, Facebook, etc. What is said or written can be used against the defendants in court, which is the easiest way to secure convictions.
The defendants should immediately consult with and hire criminal defense attorneys. MIPs are not insignificant--fines, jail, and probation can be imposed, which includes alcohol treatment and testing. This can play havoc with job-hunting, getting into college, procuring health insurance, professional licensure in the future, and can even be brought up in other actions (i.e.. a future divorce case if the other party wants to allege a history of alcoholism for purposes of arguing about child custody).
Get an attorney ASAP!!!See question
My mother and niece pressed harassment charges on me and I picked up the report today and nothing in the report is true and not about me. Can this case and charges be dropped because of that? They also have my mother's address as mine so I wouldn'...
You need to hire a criminal defense attorney and not talk or write about the pending case anywhere--even on Avvo.See question
So, Labor day weekend a group of 5 of us went camping at a state park. The last night there we were one of the only ones left and we were playing our music just a little loud. Two DNR officers walked up and asked us if we had been drinking, i said...
1. Do not talk or write about this matter (even on Avvo)--what you say or write can be used against you in court and destroy your case.
2. Hire a criminal defense attorney immediately. A conviction on your record can cause significant problems down the road for you. A defense attorney can help navigate the minefield.
3. Immediately stop using alcohol and/or illegal drugs. The judge may have you drug-tested when you are arraigned. If you test positive, the probation department will keep a tight leash on you while you are on bond. By tight leash, I mean unpleasant things can be done to you: rehab, urine tests, SCRAM bracelet, jail, being forced to attend seminars by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (even though driving wasn't involved), bond being set high enough that you need a bail bondsman, etc., etc.See question