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Joshua Duane Jones

Joshua Jones’s Answers

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  • When can the no contact be lifted?

    Domestic assault. Had my first court appearing, I denied a disturbing the peace deal to try to get a diversion program instead.... It said on the paper that I would have a disturbing the peace charge and the no contact lifted, but my court appoint...

    Joshua’s Answer

    You would likely need to file some motion before the court, which would allow the victim to object or at least be hear, along with the prosecutor. The judge would then determine whether it is justified to lift the no contact order. If you already have counsel you should speak with them. As already mentioned, they would have able to have the best ability to articulate the facts and need to change the bond or probation terms, which includes the no contact order. If you are unable to reach him or her, then you should contact a criminal defense attorney here in Michigan to assist. Hopefully, this helps answer you question and guide you in the right direction. Best of luck.

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  • Is there any way to get probation terms changed?

    I am on probation and ordered to take a pbt test 5 times a day. As well as many different classes. I was wondering if the 5 pbts a day could be changed.

    Joshua’s Answer

    It sounds like you would need to file a motion with the court and/or judge. The judge would be the ultimate decider of your probation terms. It would be in front of the same judge that sentenced you. Hopefully that helps. I would contact a criminal defense attorney to assist with the matter. Best of luck.

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  • Would the response be no since I was convicted in Ohio?

    I have an M4 misdemeanor in Ohio that carries a maximum of 30 days in jail. The charge was expunged in 2006. I'm planning to move to Michigan and the same charge falls under a high court misdemeanor. I'm applying for a nursing license and the appl...

    Joshua’s Answer

    In order to properly answer this question, we would need to be advised on what does M4 stand for? Is that the classification of the misdemeanor you are referring to? What exactly did you plea to in Ohio, what is the name of the charge? Without such information, advise really cannot be given at this time. However, I will say that I would be surprised that a 30-day misdemeanor in Ohio would represent a 2-year high court misdemeanor here in Michigan, yet I cannot be sure based upon the information you provided.

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  • What can I do to fight this ticket? How should I proceed with this case? Do I necessarily need a lawyer to fight this ?

    I was in a mall zone coming out of a restaurant waiting to make a left hand turn. I, of course waited and looked both ways before proceeding to make the turn merging in the center lane. As I was already turning and in the center lane, I was hit ou...

    Joshua’s Answer

    You should definitely at least consider hiring counsel. AS already indicated, you have possible avenues available to you to fight or contest the ticket itself. But at the end of the day, in order to best prepare yourself, it is always recommended to hire and seek counsel. At the very least, obtain a consultation from one in order to see what the possible outcome of your recitation of the facts would be for your particular matter. Many attorneys will offer some kind of initial consultation, whether it be over the phone or in person. This could highly benefit you and provide you more guidance than the limited advice and interaction that can occur on a public forum such as this one. Hopefully this helps, and best of luck to you.

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  • What should I do? Will I be sent to jail if I turn myself in? Can a lawyer go instead?

    Last summer of 2015 I was charged with misdemeanor larceny. I plead guilty and was sentenced to 1 year probation. I missed my 2nd probation appointment and when I called my p.o she said the case was already sent to the judge for probation violatio...

    Joshua’s Answer

    You should consider obtaining counsel to handle this matter, specifically someone who specializes in criminal defense. The reason for this is due to the fact that you will need to be turned in or walked in on the bench warrant, and at that time you will likely have an issue of bond to deal with, meaning what your bond will be set at in order to be released from the court's custody until the next court date. Beyond that once you get in front of the judge you will need to make decisions that have risks associated with them, which again is where counsel can assist. You should also not post things on the internet specifically regarding what you did or did not do regarding your case because if found they can be used against you. I hope this helps guide you at this point. Best of luck.

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  • Does Illinois Speeding Ticket resolved with Court Supervision affect my Michigan Driving Record?

    I am a Michigan driver who got a ticket for Speeding in a Construction Zone in Illinois. I was offered "Court Supervision" by the IL State's Attorney, who said that it wouldn't get reported as a guilty plea to my home state. However, the IL Count...

    Joshua’s Answer

    My advice is to contact an attorney in Illinois where you received the ticket. They would be able to assist you with the procedure and process that "court supervision" follows, which can then be used to determine if the incident was reported or abstracted to your driving record. Michigan SOS would be able to tell you if this has occurred, but I assume you would have too plead to the infraction first. However, I would start by contacting an attorney in Illinois who handles traffic matters. Best of luck.

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  • Should I fight the ticket?

    On dix rd in Lincoln Park it says merge left but on a normal day there is no white line showing where the lane ends in addition I was pulled over during a snow storm and the officer was very disrespectfull even when I said I just moved to the area...

    Joshua’s Answer

    You should definitely consider contesting the ticket, or at the very least negotiating the ticket down to something that will not be reported to your driving record. However, I am not sure what you were written up for, so I am assuming that your current ticket is some sort of moving violation or infraction that is reportable to your driving record. Hiring an attorney or attempting to do this on your own will require you or your attorney to be present in court and handle the matter with the officer, prosecutor, and/or judge. Hopefully, that helps guide you somewhat. Best of luck.

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  • Is it worth fighting or easier to just pay and forget it?

    Today I need everyone's opinion. I was on my way home this morning when I got pulled over. I was doing 46 in a 45. Before the roads got "horrible" of course they were wet and slushy. Apparently your not allowed to go the speed limit when the roads...

    Joshua’s Answer

    The answer to your question is whether you want to stop anything from happening to your driving record. The no points matters, but that does not mean that you will not have your record influenced since he wrote you up for a moving violation. Does the no points have a better outcome than one with points when talking about your insurance? The answer is of course, but that does not mean there is still come influence on your insurance. How much influence? I don't know. Moreover, it will be place on the driving record. As noted by the other Attorneys, you have some options for fighting or reducing the the ticket as written. You should definitely think about your options.

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  • Is there a cut off date for my ticket sense I never had my court date rescheduled and haven't gotten anything in the mail?

    Got ticket on 12/22/15 court date was 2/11/16 couldn't make it called in prosecutor didn't file my stuff so I have to wait until I get the info in the info in the mail which I haven't gotten yet and it's 2/22/16 I am moving out of state early June.

    Joshua’s Answer

    Have you called the court directly to see if you have an outstanding warrant? If they have not yet filed a complaint against you then at some point in the future you will need to appear at the court if or when they the complaint is filed. The court should notify you when this occurs and your new court date, but that does not always go as smoothly as one may think. Therefore, it is always best to stay in contact with the court so that you are aware the moment the complaint becomes formal. I hope this helps answer your question. Best of luck to you.

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  • Probation violation, How does this work?

    My sister is currently in the Charlevoix County Jail for a probation violation. She went before the judge Tues Feb 9 and she was ordered into custody with no bond. Her sentencing is Tues Feb 16. Her original charge was OWI, back in Nov 2015, she c...

    Joshua’s Answer

    More information is needed in order to properly answer your questions. Moreover, because you say that this is a sentencing and that she has failed to complete any of her terms of probation, it is possible that she could face the remaining time held in abeyance (or maximum punishment under law for the OWI) by the judge at the time of the original sentencing. However, this is dependent upon the judge, he or she is the ultimate decider of how your sister will be punished for the failure to follow her probation terms. The judge could potentially sentence your sister to continue with probation and jail, but again, this is dependent upon the judge. Hopefully this helps.

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