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Raymond A. Cassar

Raymond Cassar’s Answers

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  • If I had one felony expunged am I able to get another one expunged

    The first one was uttering and publishing and the other welfare fraud

    Raymond’s Answer

    If the new charge was a felony, then you cannot expunge.However if it was a misdemeanor you may be able to have it expunged. The only other way to remove it would be through a pardon fom the Governor.

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  • How do you know if your judicial segment has been closed.

    This is for a case that happen within the jurisdiction diction of Wayne County.

    Raymond’s Answer

    The very best way to find out if the judicial segment is closed is to go to the criminal clerk of the court. He will be able to look up the case and give you a definitive answer. I recommend doing this over trying to fnid the iformation online. Its worth the trip.

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  • Is a witness entitled to a court appointed attorney?

    I was falsely arrested as a witness, thrown in a cell overnight and taken to court to see a judge. The police refused to show me a warrant and I was not given a court appointed attorney. I am a witness in a homicide case. Is this legal? I really ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    It sounds like the court isued a material witness warrant and had you arrested. This means that the prosecution believes that you have valuable information on the murder case and that you are not going to be willing to come into court without an order forcing you to. You are entitled to an attorney since there is always a risk that the information you mave have about the murder could incriminate you. It sounds like the police were nasty and that is not a way to get you to help prove their murder case. Isist on having an attorney. The Judge will appoint one for you if you do not have the funds to hire your own.

    Ray Cassar Farmington Hills MI

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  • Will I pass an ETG?

    I have to take an ETG test on Monday morning at 9am, and there was an incident tonight, Saturday, around 9pm. I am out of state at a friends engagement party, and my PO ok'd it but asked that I do and ETG when I get back. While I was taking a pict...

    Raymond’s Answer

    I do not believe the ETG will give a positive response from that little sip. The best thing to do is tell the P.O. what happend. This way you are covered either way. I understand the zero tolerance, but if it is the judge I thinking about, she will give you credit for being honest.
    Ray Cassar Farmington Hills MI

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  • Disclosing Criminal History

    I am applying for a teaching certificate through the Department of Education the application asks "Have you ever accepted responsibility in a civil infraction (excluding speeding tickets) or been convicted of (or pled no contest to) a misdemeanor ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    I have been practiccng criminal law for 30 years and my advice is to disclose the two misdemaeanor pleas with a simple explanation that you were young and the court dismissed the matters. Better to be safe than to take a chacne on beign terminated for filing out a false application. I do a great deal of Federal work and the porbation department finds these prior misdemeanors all of the time.
    When in doubt do what's right!

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  • Can i get a usage of marijhuna ticket dismissed if i was caught with no possession or marijuna

    i was caught with a dirty u.a because some kids said i had marijuna on me well i didnt and i came back with aq dirty u.s but no parafilea so can i beat this charge or not?

    Raymond’s Answer

    The police cannot force you to submit to a urine screen. They would have ot get a warrant and I don't think based on your facts a judge would issue a search warrant for blood or urine testing. However if you were already on probation and the probation department told you that you have to test than you are required to test or be in violation of your probation. Based on your facts the police cannot charge you with possession of marijuana.

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  • In MI: Can an illegal immigrant who is arrested on a felony (CSC1) post bond, or is there an immigration hold?

    In Oakland County Michigan, would an illegal immigrant charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree be able to post bond & be released from custody to await trial, or would this individual be held on an immigration hold? If held, would h...

    Raymond’s Answer

    An illegal immigrant charged with CSC 1st degree is looking at a potential penalty of up to life imprisonment. Depending on the age of the victim there can also be a mandatory minimum prison term which precludes probation. The fats of the case are important to know.
    If the arresting agency is aware of the illegal status they must notify "ICE" the Immigration authorities. At the time of the arraignment there will most likely be a immigration hold placed on the defendant. The defendant will likely be held in the local county jail while he awaits trial. If there is a hold placed on the defendant it does not make sense to post bond. CSC 1st degree is the most serious of the sex cases. You need someone who specializes in these cases. Feel free to call our office to discuss the situation.

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  • Posession of child porn

    What would happen if a person confessed of posessing child porn ,but when the officials did a seach and seizure on the computer, they didnt find anything, what would happen now?

    Raymond’s Answer

    Your admission to possessing child porn is not enough to charge you, but it may be enough to get a warrant to search your house for evidence of this crime. Simply showing them your computer is not going to make them forget about you.

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  • I have a bench warrant and am wondering if I will be arrested if I go into court?

    I have had a bench warrant for about 2 years for missing a DUI class and I want to start getting it taken care of. Was wondering if I go into court without being on the calender will I be arrested?

    Raymond’s Answer

    You will most likely get arrested and processed, but you will also be treated much better if you turn yourself in rather than get picked up on the outstanding warrant. Turning yourself in may also allow you to get a personal bond, since the purpose of bond is to insure that you appear in court. It is best to have an attorney go with you.

    Raymond A. Cassar

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  • Does a second misdeamenor considered a felony?

    first misdeamenor was disorderly conduct n now I am cited with retail fraud misdeamenor

    Raymond’s Answer

    A second misdemeanor is not treated as a felony in Michigan. However a second misdemeanor of the same type can enhance penalties. Michigan law has recently changed allowing a person to expunge up to two misdemeanors. I encourage you to take advantage of this new law.

    Raymond Cassar

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