My son is 22 last July he was arrested for weed paraphernalia in Fraser & sentenced to a year probation. He has been driving on a suspended license for not paying on multiple seatbelt ticket & reinstatement fees. In the beginning of March he was arrested for possession of weed I served 20 days in Macomb County Jail and was sentence today the 23rd of March 45 days probation violation. We would like to find out how to get these concurrent so that when he gets out he can just concentrate on paying everyone back. Or if you think u can get him off of most charges and are willing to take payments let me know.
In Michigan, sentences are concurrent unless there is statutory authorization for consecutive sentencing and it is ordered by the judge. What's not clear to me from your question is the timeline of his incarceration and the filing of the probation violation charges, and whether or not he would be entitled to credit for the time he already served. He should probably have been given credit for the 20 days served on the Macomb offense, but it's not 100% clear from your question whether or not that's the case. You should be able to speak to the jail about his out date and/or speak to the attorney who represented him on the probation violation about whether he received credit for time served.
My criminal law associates would need more details to determine the issues, defenses and options. Generally all sentences in Michigan are concurrent.
Your appears to have a large number of relatively minor which will tend to cause the courts to sentence him more severely as the he has not modified his behavior as a result of less severe punishment and restrictions. He needs a good criminal defense attorney, to learn his lesson and, most importantly, modify his behavior.
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