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
I am victim in a domestic violence case. I do not wish to testify. This detective is making a big deal about nothing. He has been after my fiancé for over a year now for various things that he thinks he may have done but has no proof. When this s...
Technically speaking if you do not show up you will be held in contempt of court and arrested. While this is true, and as an officer of the court I'd NEVER tell you to disobey a court order, whether or not they will actually hold you in contempt depends on the specific judge and court. I have seen many many courts that will simply dismiss the case. Alternatively, if you feel that testifying will incriminate yourself, you could also show up and plead the 5th.
Keep in mind that many times, with Domestic Violence cases, they set it for bench trials with the only purpose to determine if you show up. Regardless of how you decide to testify, you showing up could be the deciding factor of what happens.
I'd strongly recommend contacting an attorney to assist you.See question
I was drivng home from a bar,when the police pulled me over for speeding. They then did several alcohol tests on me and determined that i had been drinking as i blew a .11, and was arrested.
52/3 District court, the court you will be in, has a significant reputation for being extremely harsh on OWI related offenses. You absolutely need the best attorney you can afford. Even with a great attorney you are in for a fight.
-Attorney Scott Aaronson.See question