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Cora L. Morgan

Cora Morgan’s Answers

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  • Is it legal for the bank to wait for years before they foreclose the house? when they know that the lenders have no means to pay

    I am active duty military stationed overseas. I cosign for my mother's house back in 2007, unfortunately the house that my mom bought was not in a good condition so in 2010 she decided to abandoned the house since it was no longer livable In its s...

    Cora’s Answer

    The bank is not required to foreclose at the time the borrower notifies them she or he is unable to pay the loan. The bank can foreclose at any time, as long as it falls within the statute of limitations, which it sounds like they are within.

    I would advise you to seek a real estate/collections attorney's assistance in this matter.

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  • How can I go about getting my money back because he's saying I put too many miles on this truck of and that he let me use while

    July 2015 that I bought a Range Rover from a dealership in Eastpointe Michigan engine Went Out 3 days afterwards it was a he gave me a warranty but he is now March 2016 and he still have my truck that I paid cash for he had me driving around in on...

    Cora’s Answer

    Contact an attorney about demanding that your truck be returned to you immediately with the engine repaired. If the seller doesn't comply, you may have to file a lawsuit to get it repaired and returned to you.

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  • Who CAN see your record after completing HYTA probation in MI.

    I want to know if i can still become a police officer or teacher if i was given HYTA probation for a felony when I was 17.

    Cora’s Answer

    A crime dismissed under HYTA will not show up on a criminal record that the public can access. However, when law enforcement runs a LEIN on you, the crime will show up, with the disposition listed as HYTA--Dismissed. Whether this disqualifies you from becoming a teacher or police officer is something you would have to look into in those professions.

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  • I plead not guilty and the magistrate said I wouldn't be assigned a court appointed attorney is that allowed? What can I do now?

    I was driving on the highway in a pretty nasty snow storm and going at a reasonable speed for the weather conditions and I saw three state police officers with their vehicles parked at the side of the highway with three flares in a circle and I sl...

    Cora’s Answer

    My colleague above is correct--an attorney is not required to be appointed on a misdemeanor charge. Many judges in Michigan will not appoint you an attorney if they do not believe you would serve jail time for the offense, which is probably true in this case.

    If you cannot afford to retain an attorney, go to your court date, be on time, be polite, and ask to speak to the city attorney or prosecutor. Tell him or her it is your first misdemeanor charge and ask them to reduce the charge to a civil infraction. If they won't do that, ask them for a deferred sentence, which basically means you plead as charged; as long as you complete your probation successfully, your record stays clear. Best of luck.

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  • How do I know if....

    My daughter's school called CPS because they thought my daughter's eczema on her face was a slap. CPS interviewed all three of my kids and toured my home. They took pictures of her face and I had to take her to the doctors to get a second opinio...

    Cora’s Answer

    They have 30 days to investigate any referral. Call the CPS case worker and ask him/her the status of the investigation. If you are unable to reach the worker, try his or her supervisor.

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  • Am I culpable for this neglect? And should I involve CPS? I just want custody of him, no need to hurt her, I'm not malicious.

    I am in the process of filing for divorce with my wife (filing Monday). We have a 1 year old son and she is currently pregnant (about 4 months). I work full time and she is a stay-at-home Mom. She has never been a particularly good wife or mother,...

    Cora’s Answer

    If something happens to the child while he's in your wife's care, you could be accused of "failure to protect" by Child Protective Services since you are now aware of the neglect that's occurring. Take immediate steps to protect your child. It would be preferable to take corrective action through a custody case because CPS is very intrusive and could request removal of the child from both you and your wife's care.

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  • Can the adult protective services help a sick elderly person get better? isn't that for the doctors to handle and not the aps?

    My friend is sick and is seeing a doctor. But the adult protective services were called out of nowhere. I want to know what are all of the things they can do to help this person. The person is a elderly man. The man is going to the hospital wh...

    Cora’s Answer

    Obviously someone called APS and made a referral because they were concerned about him. APS is required to investigate as a result. Clearly APS workers are not licensed physicians. They do not have unlimited powers. They will investigate if an elderly or disabled person is reported as not being taken care of properly. If their investigation determines that the person is being abused and/or neglected, they can file a petition with the probate court to get guardianship and/or conservatorship over the person, and/or criminal charges could be brought against the alleged neglecter/abuser.

    If your friend wants APS to leave him alone, I would suggest he answer the door, tell them he is fine and under a doctor's care, and ask them to leave.

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  • What will happen to me?

    I was charged with 3rd degree retail-fraud but I do not have a criminal record or never been in any trouble with the law. I am a college student-athlete and I'm very scared that I will end up in jail and kicked out of school.

    Cora’s Answer

    You need to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you. If you cannot afford an attorney, ask the court to appoint one for you at your next court date. Because you are young and do not have a record, there is a Michigan statute (HYTA) that you may be eligible to take advantage of to keep this off your record. It is unlikely that you would serve jail time for a first offense, especially if you are eligible to take advantage of HYTA. Consult a criminal defense attorney.

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  • What kind of attorney do I need? Can this be fought in court ?

    I killed a deer on my hunting property during hunting season. I have a doe license- thought it was a doe I was shooting at, but it turned out to be a buck. I went right away to get a buck license since the animal was killed. Someone reported me sa...

    Cora’s Answer

    You need a criminal defense attorney if the DNR is threatening you with jail time. Yes, it can be fought in court. The DNR would have to prove their case, just like any other local, state or federal agency.

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  • Should I pay the $185.00 fine or have an attorney represent me?

    I made a right turn on a red light after traffic cleared, as it turns out I did not notice the "no turn on red" sign. The officer told me I have a very good driving record and said this is a "0" point infraction. Should I pay the $185.00 fine or h...

    Cora’s Answer

    If the citation is for "failure to stop at a stop sign", that is a 3 point offense, which can impact your driving record. I would suggest you hire an attorney to try to get it reduced to impeding traffic if possible, which carries no points and is not abstracted to your driving record.

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