I really need to clear up my warrant in Michigan. I got an MIP when I was 18 and never took care of it. I need a lawyer and will pay whatever it takes to hopefully not go to jail or back to Michigan. What steps do I need to take? Is this possib...
Most important thing you need to do is call an attorney that can walk you through the process step by step. It is much better to turn yourself in than to get picked up on a warrant.
Contact a criminal defense attorney ASAP.See question
BAC was .14 at station and according to police report I failed all field sobriety tests. I was extremely cooperative with police officers. Have two small kids at home and hold a very reputable job with no prior issues on my record. I just don't...
All of these things play a factor and is why you really need an excellent criminal defense attorney to assist you.
That being said, FST may play less of a factor if you took a Portable Breath Test (PBT). The extensive dental work may have an effect on the reading of the BAC on the datamaster at the station or the PBT if the officer knew about it.
Regardless, there are 100 different things a skilled criminal defense attorney needs to look at in an OWI case. That is one of them.See question
The alleged perpetrator says the case is going to be dismissed, and seems confident.
It is unlikely that they will dismiss the case if the alleged victim shows up. In fact I would say its very rare. That being said I cannot answer the question without knowing more specifics about the details.See question
My husband and I just found out about failure to appear warrant from 2011. The charge was initially being in a park after hours. What should we do when he goes to district court to ask about it?
You should absolutely speak to an attorney before doing anything. If going to arraignment, plead not guilty. The good news is in 36th District Court, there are a lot of ways to get the case dismissed.See question
A topic at work keeps being brought up. Half the staff says you have no choice when it comes to taking FST's in Michigan, and the other half says you have the right to refuse. I am of the group that says to NEVER take a Field Sobriety Test becau...
Not only is it your right not to submit to Field Sobriety Tests or Preliminary (Road Side Breath Tests), but if you had anything to drink or think that there is any possibility that you may have indulged you absolutely should refuse! Field Sobriety Tests are created by NHTSA and based on junk science. Regardless, they are designed for you fail. It's true purpose is to give the officer subjective probable cause to arrest if you refuse the Portable Breath Test. Even if you believe you pass, the officer will always say you fail.
Refusing a Portable Breath Test (the roadside breathalyzer) is not a crime, but is a civil infraction (like a traffic ticket). The worst they can do is issue you a fine that does not abstract to any record. Refusing all tests and PBT can give a skilled attorney something to fight with if you are later convicted. It is also important to not make any admissions.
Refusing a breath test after being read your chemical test rights at the station will result in a year long administrative license suspension and most likely a warrant issued for them to forcefully draw your blood. This can't be altered, even in court. I believe that fighting blood cases are easier than fighting Breath Test cases, however other attorneys may have a different opinion on this.
Obviously don't over indulge and drive, but it's good to know your rights!See question
I am currently living in the south because of job opportunity. I get a call from Michigan police saying they need to meet with me. The officer said he could not tell me the nature of the matter over the phone but need to come in. I said with my jo...
You absolutely should NOT talk with the officer. If they have enough evidence to place a warrant for your arrest, they will do so anyways. If they do not have enough evidence they will not arrest you.
They will use anything you say against you. If you deny something they will assume you are lying. There is absolutely nothing to gain by going. Hire an attorney at once.See question
I have a 3 year probation sentence and unfortunately I will not be able to pay my full restitution by the end of it (I only have a year left). What will happen if it is not paid by the end? I have been making payments and I am trying to increase m...
The best thing you can do is explain to the judge. Most Judges are willing to work with you if you take the initiative to explain your financial situationSee question
The judge gave me a court order for the detective to give me my cpl license and weapon the detective refused saying they were reissuing a warrant. Is this possible
It is possible that they would reissue a warrant. While this usually doesn't happen, it is possible if they didn't dismiss with prejudice.See question
I have violated a PPO with numerous messages and calls to the person...since it is clear I violated it, is there no sense in hiring an attorney? I have no excuses for my actions. I was doing it on purpose because I was upset. Would it be good or w...
An attorney is always useful to have. It isn't just a question of innocence or guilt. You also have to look at mitigating factors and other things. Your best bet is to hire a lawyer familiar with that jurisdiction.See question
At the beginning of this month i was pulled over and arrested for a owi with a bac of. 12. They destroyed my license. I am currently a cna who drives my own vehicle to different facilities. This happened in Michigan. I have a few questions ...
An OWVI reduction (which is often the lowest a prosecutor will go) can get you a 3 month restricted license. That being said, it is still a Drinking and Driving conviction which means if you are convicted, it will stay on your record forever.
You need to hire the best attorney you can afford. Good attorneys file motions, pull dash cam videos and do significant amount of work per case.
Bad attorneys simply hold your hand and help you take a plea to whatever the prosecutor is generous enough to offer.
Good LuckSee question