My son was picked up by Westland police and he is currently being held in Clinton sheriff's department for assisting a cop while drunk. But the cop wasn't hurt. He has a hold with no court date or bond. He has been their almost 3 weeks now.
I'm not sure what little money is, but you should meet with several lawyers and see if any will work out a payment plan with you. Many also accept credit cards.
Many attorneys have payment plans. Your son may also qualify for a Public Defender.
Wishing you good luck.
Many of us offer free consultations at which time a fee agreement would be discussed. Many attorneys are willing to work within the financial constraints of a client.
I think you mean your son is being accused of Resisting and Obstructing a Police officer, otheise known as resisting arrest. The State Law for that offense contains words such as: Resisting Opposing, Obstructing and/or Assaulting a Police Officer while performing their duties as an officer of the peace. So it covers a lot of behavior that is prohibited by law. It is not necessary for the prosecution to prove that someone accused of this crime actually caused physical injury to the officer. If possible, you may want to find a Clinton County criminal defense attorney to determine if he or she can be of assistanace. There are very few attorneys in Clinton County, so it may be easier to find an attorney who can help in either Ionia, Eaton, or Ingham Counties, all of which border Clinton County. There is nothing wrong with contacting the Clinton County Jail to determine when your son was arraigned on the charges hes was taken into custody for and when his next court date is scheduled. If your son's arrest was because of an outstanding bench warrant, he may have already pleaded guilty to the charges as well as a bond violation and that may explain why he has been held in jail. Best of luck.
A lot of lawyers will work with you and take reasonable payment plans, but they will all require something substantial to put down as a retainer. Contact a few and see who is willing to work within your budget.
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