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Experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor. Also experienced in consumer protection matters, such as debt defense, creditor harassment, and fair credit reporting issues.
- Criminal Law
- Consumer Law
- Personal Injury
- Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Florida State University College of Law
- J.D. (2003)
- Tulane University
- B.A. (2001)
- State Bar of Michigan # P76268
5 Questions Answered
- Q. When arrested and charged am I supposed to be read my rights
- A: There is no requirement that you be read your rights before, during, or after your arrest. If you are questioned while in custody and the police wish to use your responses to those questions against you in court, they are required to read you your rights first.
- Q. Is a text message where someone admits to stealing from you enough proof to sue? Should a police report be made?
- A: You should file a police report and be prepared to provide them with printed copies of the text messages and any other proof you can offer.
- Q. How long does an early discharge of probation take after paperwork is sent to judge?
- A: You will likely be scheduled with another court appearance so the judge can address this on the record. It is not a given and you would be wise to have an attorney represent you at that hearing. As to your second question, yes. It is always better to have the blessing/approval of your probation officer.
- Q. Can police search one house with two living areas with one warrant
- A: It would depend upon the specific language of the warrant. You need an experienced attorney to review the warrant, which are typically only available for review after they have been executed. You should not assume that if your roommates are involved in criminal activity that officers searching the home with a valid warrant will not also search your apartment/living space.
- Q. I have to go to court for my husband for an assult. SO WHEN I GO TO COURT TO TELL THEM I DON'T WANT TO PRESS CHARGES
- A: Not necessarily. The decision to proceed with the case is up to the prosecutor, not the judge, and their decision is influenced by numerous factors, only one of which is the willingness of their "victim" to testify. Without knowing more about the facts of the case, I could not say what the prosecutor is likely to do.
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