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Cy M. Abdo
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  • I run a drywall company in MI and was given a deposit of $3250 for a job and was not able to do it but I had spent the money

    so I spent the money thinking I would be able to perform the work but my living situation required me to move out of town. I now have a detective calling me and saying I'm going to be be prosecuted and I'm terrified I have children and don't want ...

    Cy’s Answer

    Your face possible criminal Felony charges for obtaining money or property under false pretenses. You want to consult with a criminal defense lawyer regarding your options and management of your case. There are several circumstances they were relevant such as your prior criminal record, your ability to make restitution to the victim, and possible drug/alcohol problem. It sounds like the money trail is going to lead directly to you. I advise you to seek legal representation as soon as possible.

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  • Assault charge by roomate I called and checked all I have is a warrant for the assault...could there be theft charges pending?

    About 6 months ago me and my roommate were partying and drinking with a friend of his later in the night things escalated and we started fighting well he locked me out of our house which both of our names are on the lease so I kicked the door in a...

    Cy’s Answer

    Just a word of advice, you should be careful what you post. If someone were to obtain this information, it could possibly have evidentiary value and be utilized against you. Anyway, you should contact an attorney in your home state of Colorado that specializes in criminal defense.

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  • How long of a wait are we looking at?

    My fiancee got two Dui charges last year within a two week span one in Clinton Twp and the other in New Baltimore. Showed up for the first court date on both but didn't go to the rest. Ended up getting arrested riding with someone that got pulled ...

    Cy’s Answer

    I agree with the prior answers by AVVO lawyers. Michigan law requires that a substance abuse assessment be completed prior to sentencing. The 42nd District Court in New Baltimore does assessments at the Court by their own probation officers. However, your friend's attorney may try to harvest the assessment from the 41-B District and ask Judge Hackel if it can be used in his Court. In this regard, the 41-B District Court could possibly fax the assessment to the 42nd District for purpose of efficiency. Otherwise, as another attorney has said, your friend's lawyer can ask for a same day assessment (expedited). A same day assessment is not always possible if the probation officers are busy or if the deputies need to transport the inmates back to the Macomb County Jail.

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  • Domestic violence and resisting and obstructing police officer

    me and my wife were fighting and I called 911 to get help before my wife tried to grab knife to stab me or kill herself like she did last time. one officer came in talked with me and the other talked with her outside the house. After talking the o...

    Cy’s Answer

    I recommend the fine attorneys that you have at your disposal in Grand Rapids. They will advise you as to beat course of legal action.

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  • Can you still be charged with possession of an illegal drug if you were not actually in possession of them?

    My grandma found illegal drugs in my bag that was in her house. She called the cops, who came out and search my room and took the drugs and parifanaila that was there. They did not contact me at the time. A few months later I was pulled over and t...

    Cy’s Answer

    This is an excellent question. In criminal law, possession can mean actual possession or constructive possession. Your situation involves constructive possession under the circumstances that you have described where the contraband was found in your room. At trial, the prosecutor would attempt to prove by circumstantial evidence that you had knowledge of its presence. The police rarely go to the extent of obtaining fingerprints on the packaging material when it is found in a room or place that is occupied in the way that you have described.

    Since you were turned in by family member, there is no claim that the substance was found illegally or contrary to the fourth amendment of the US Constitution which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.

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  • How does restitution show on my credit report.

    I have been making my restitution payments every month as required by my conviction agreement. Will my credit report show the debt and that I am making timely payments.

    Cy’s Answer

    It would depend on whether the debt is a recognized one and that it is reported by the court or entity where you are making payments. You should order a credit report and see if it appears.

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  • How much of a 270 day sentence, has to be served in Oakland county jail before release?

    Boyfriend sentenced for retail fraud 1st degree. Has been in jail since July 17, 2015

    Cy’s Answer

    Approximately 225 days based upon 5 days per month credit for good behavior or good time.

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  • I want to fight an open intox ticket in saginaw michigan

    was pulled over by 2 state police because someone called and alleged we were drinking in the car.were treated like bank robbers passed all the sobriety tests never admitted to drinking in car..except the mountain dew quick star.said he had probabl...

    Cy’s Answer

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    I really like the way you stated your question. Police often try to encourage consent for a search when they do not have cause. Consent does not require probable cause or a search warrant. Yes you should fight this case. In the future you should keep your car clean as well.

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  • Can a lawyer help me get rid of points on my license?

    Civil Infractions (speeding ticket)

    Cy’s Answer

    People always ask our attorneys if they can get points removed. As Mr. Frank has said, the answer is no. There are some exceptions when a client wants to appeal a ticket or have the matter set aside and request a formal hearing. Economically speaking, it is far better to hire a lawyer as soon as you get a ticket. Our firm recommends that you fight every ticket to avoid points, loss of license, higher insurance premiums and driver responsibility fees. Every point is used by your insurance company in their rating system.

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