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  • Should I hire a lawyer for reckless driving charge?

    Last night my 18 year old son was brought home by a police office and charged with reckless driving in a mobile home park. We paid $100 so he wouldn't be arrested that night. He apparently was drivng reckless two nights in a row and people called...

    Loren’s Answer

    Of course you should. Having a good criminal defense lawyer may be your son's only shot of avoiding a conviction and losing his driver's license. Why risk that without a lawyer? He can also get up to 90 days jail.

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  • If a vehicle is registered to me and someone else drives and don't wait for police can I be charged

    Some was driving a vehicle registered to someone else had a fender bender talk to other driver but left

    Loren’s Answer

    Don't wait to be charged! Hire a lawyer and get it cleared up before a warrant is wrongly issued for your arrest.

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  • Will a shoplifting misdemeanor appear on my record?

    I made a horrible decision of shoplifting from Kohls and was caught. I was brought back in a little room, where the man took my license and put stuff in the computer, the having me sign 2 papers, one was a trespassing form and the other saying the...

    Loren’s Answer

    Retail fraud conviction will definitely show up on your record. Unfortunately a conviction for retail fraud can result in jail time and up to two years probation. Even worse, I could fiction can cause you the inability to obtain employment, advances in employment and the admission to advanced educational institutions. Your best option is to hire a good attorney right away! Many of the highest ranked attorneys on Avvo will offer a free consultation.

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  • What type of lawyer would I need

    Looking for a lawyer for my son he has a domestic violence charge pled guilty got probation did not follow up with probation because of his addiction to drugs now has an active warrant since May early July beg for help with his addiction and we go...

    Loren’s Answer

    He needs a criminal defense lawyer with experience and a reputation for successfully handling difficult cases.

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  • If I recently completed HYTA probation without violations, would I be able to obtain a passport?

    I was successfully discharged from HYTA probation this year, without any violations for a felonious crime, would it be possible for me to get a passport?

    Loren’s Answer

    You can get a passport with our without HYTA and with or without a felony conviction. A criminal record does not prevent a United States citizen from obtaining a passport.

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  • When can I get my misdemeanor expunged?

    I live in Michigan I had 2 charges one for larceny which was dismissed and the other was a misdemeanor embezzlement charge for $760.00 I want to get this expunged because it was a mistake I had made at a very difficult time in my life. And now tha...

    Loren’s Answer

    Five years after the conclusion of your probation to be eligible to apply to have a misdemeanor or a felony expunged.

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  • Do I have to go to court to testify against my husband if it's a domestic violence situation.

    My husband and I had a argument after he accused me of hiding his other gun in which I didn't do. He then pulled his other gun out of the holster and cooked it. I ask him are you going to shoot me like three times and he says it's just in case. Af...

    Loren’s Answer

    You have the right to hire your own lawyer to confidentially discuss your options if you feel this would be in your best interest. Consider consulting with a criminal attorney before you decide which course to take.

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  • How can I get discharged early from my probation?Only 3 months lefts, completed all the classes and paid court fee.

    I was charged for domestic violence and was placed on probation for a year out of which 9 months are completed.Court also directed me to to take domestic violence classes through EIP which are completed successfully. Court Fees are paid in full. A...

    Loren’s Answer

    Winning a motion for early discharge from probation is possible but not easy. Both judges in Troy's 52-4 District Court (Hartig and McGinnis) are amenable to considering these motions but the pleadings and oral arguments must sufficiently convince your judge not only that you have earned any early discharge but that it is also in society's best interest. This is an argument that good OWI defense lawyers take years to perfect. If the outcome of the motion is important to you, your best hope is with a great OWI defense attorney's assistance.

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  • How do I know what to expect?why hasn't it poped up when I got I.d. Like 3 times?can I expect jail time?can I just pay it off?

    I was in a car accident without a license I didnt go to court due to major anxiety I think I was 17 now that I am grown I want to take care of it no one was seriously hurt.

    Loren’s Answer

    The answer to your question is a bit too complicated for an answer with the limited information you provided. What is your criminal history (if any)? What is your driving record? What court, judge, prosecutor? Was anyone injured in the accident? What are the circumstances of your life? The answers to these questions all weigh heavily on the answers your seeking. Jail and probation for up to 2 years are possible which is why it is important for you to get a good lawyer to help you through this process. There should be a way to resolve your case without it having any significant impact on your life. You can fine a top rated lawyer on Avvo. Many of us even offer free consultations.

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  • Can i get my license back. 2nd dui after 7year

    Drunk. and driving

    Loren’s Answer

    You absolutely CAN get your driver's license back. There are multiple ways to go about getting driving privileges restored after they are revoked following 2 alcohol related driving convictions in 7 years or 3 in 10 years. Additionally a new law goes into effect on August 15 that gives Circuit Court judges wide discretion in granting restricted driving privileges even if the DLAD denies an appeal. Lots of great options!!

    Avvo has many 10.0 rated driver's license restoration lawyers. Many of us even offer free consultations. Best of luck!

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