Was asked a question from a family member in Michigan. I know in Georgia there is the opportunity to plead no lo in traffic court to avoid points and increased insurance; is this available in Michigan? If so is there any restrictions on the age ...
Traffic tickets can be either a civil infraction (such as speeding, careless driving, etc.) or a criminal case (such as drunk driving, driving while license suspended, reckless driving, etc.), depending upon the nature of the driving infraction. Generally, criminal related driving offenses will always remain part of the driver's history if convicted. Civil infractions sometimes can be negotiated in a way to not become part of the driving history, and also if the driver prevails at a hearing.
Pleading NOLO (nolo contendere or no contest) has no bearing on whether or not points are assessed and insurance rates are increased in Michigan. Typically, no contest pleas are offered in cases where there was an accident and there is a risk of civil liability. They are also used when a driver cannot remember what occurred due to intoxication or a medical condition. When it comes to civil infractions, if the matter is not resolved through a hearing, the driver (or the driver's attorney) enters a plea of either responsible or not responsible.
Your best bet if you have a traffic ticket in Michigan is to have an experienced lawyer help you.See question
18 yrs old & first offense ever. $300 worth of goods caught stolen in Michigan. What are probable fines and repercussions to expect? Do I qualify for a diversion program- if so, how do I begin it? Thank you so much!
You should qualify for Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA), which is a diversion program to keep this offense off your record. A theft offense will really hold you back in life. You should engage the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you get the best possible result. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer helping you is the best possible investment you can make on your future.See question
In state court he was sentenced to 5 + 2 years in Michigan how much time will he serve.
With Michigan's truth in sentencing, a Defendant is supposed to serve his minimum sentence to become eligible for release.See question
Hello my name is Ashley I am 15 and I got charges for fighting. When I didn't fight back I just walked away while the other girl kept throwing punches. We are going to court this Friday to hope that I don't get ticketed. Do I have to go or can my ...
Your question is a little confusing. If you got notice to appear at court, there is a pending charge that needs to be addressed. You can have a lawyer defend you, and try and help you get the charge dismissed.
If you received paperwork from the juvenile court, you need to appear with a parent. Your parents cannot go for you.See question
I got caught stealing from sephora, about $220 worth of makeup, they took me to a back room and got all my information and such and they said they will send me a court date in 6-8 weeks. When should i expect my fine to come and how much will it be...
Stealing can be prosecuted as retail fraud (if you were non employed by the store, and it was during normal business hours), embezzlement (if you were a store employee at the time), or larceny from a building (if the store was closed). Your maximum term of probation is probably 2 years, depending upon what your charge is.
At your first court date bond will be set. You may be ordered to take a drug and alcohol test. You will be given the chance to seek a court appointed lawyer if you have not retained counsel.
If you are convicted, your sentence will likely include probation. If you violate your probation you will go to jail. The court has the discretion to give you HYTA (Holmes Youthful Trainee Act) to keep this off your public record. If you have HYTA and violate your probation the Judge will likely take HYTA status away from you. If you have a theft related conviction it may be hard for you to become a pharmacist (let alone getting into pharmacy school) because of licensing issues.
You may want to ask your family members to help you hire an experienced criminal lawyer. This is important - how this is resolved could affect your future ambitions.See question
I had a month left of probation for my first owi and I blew .058 on a pbt resulting in my 3rd probation violation.
You need a great criminal defense lawyer to help you. Your are at the court's mercy if the violation is accurate. The potential sentence could include up to 93 days in jail, extension of probation up to a maximum total probationary term of 2 years, added conditions of probation (community service, added testing, alcohol rehabilitation, etc.).
Because it is a third violation, your chances of jail time are high. Again, hire a lawyer to help you.See question
The police report says the alleged victim's complain and 2 pictures of his injury on his face, but the victim refused to let the police take any other pictures, such as the alleged weapon (a piece of plastic) or a big hole on the wall, even though...
There does not seem to be a question here, but a discussion of what allegedly happened concerning your case.
One of the reasons we have Constitutional Rights, such as the right to a jury trial and the right to confront witnesses, is so that people that are falsely accused are not wrongfully convicted. The information that you provided seems to give a motive why the alleged victim was not truthful. It seems that outside of the criminal law issue there are family court issues as well. My advice is to hire a lawyer to represent you immediately.See question
She was taken to hospital for drinking by her mom. She was violated by probation officer officer for drinking but the ER doctor said told my daughter that her daughter may personality disorder that she should have her checked. Which my daughter di...
If your granddaughter's case was heard by a juvenile referee, the case could be appealed to the presiding Judge. You may want to hire a lawyer to help you with this, and to consider any other forms of relief that may be available. If she pled guilty to the probation violation before the Judge, there may not be much that can be done.
Always with a probation violation it is important to hire a lawyer immediately - before the court appearance. An experienced criminal lawyer will not be bullied by the probation officer, and will zealously present the client's position.See question
I was tricked into depositing fake checks into my account & withdrew the money to give to the person, & now I am facing legal action & have no money from the transactions. I did not know the checks were fake & I thought I was doing something legal...
You should immediately hire a lawyer to help you. From how you describe this case, it is defensible. The Prosecution ultimately will have to prove that you have an intent to defraud, which does not seem to be the case here. Having an experienced criminal lawyer on your side will help formulate a defense, and pursue this matter in a way that will hopefully lead to not having a conviction.See question