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Criminal Sentencing In Michigan Outlined & Explained

Michigan Criminal Sentencing Explained Here in the State of Michigan, many criminal sentencing hearings will be based upon the type of criminal charge and the jurisdiction where the sentencing will occur. Whether the criminal charge is a misdemeanor or felony will be the heaviest weighing factor for a criminal sentencing. The reason for this is due the statutory limitation set …

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Holmes Youthful Trainee (HYTA) Explained by Michigan Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones (2015 UPDATE)

What Is HYTA? The Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, HYTA, is a deferral statue that has specific age restrictions for individuals attempting to use the statute. However, it is not allowed for a number of offenses, including offenses where the penalty is life, all traffic offenses, and most criminal sexual conduct offenses. To receive consideration under HYTA, a defendant must have …

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Michigan “Pay or Stay” Practice Is Improper

Michigan’s “Pay or Stay” Practices Are Improper Here in Michigan, it was common for individuals to receive a “pay or stay” sentence by a court when they faced punishment for a crime. The idea behind “pay or stay” sentencings focused on collecting the enforced fines and costs that were levied by the court at the time of sentencing. If an individual …

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Defaulted Traffic Tickets in Michigan Explained

How to clear-up defaulted traffic tickets in Michigan: Having a defaulted traffic ticket in the State of Michigan can have serious repercussions to an individual’s ability to drive a motor vehicle. The reason for this is due to the suspension that is generally issued when an individual has a defaulted traffic ticket outstanding within a court here in Michigan. I have …

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Macomb County Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones

Josh Jones Is Your Macomb County Criminal Lawyer Whenever you are charged with a crime, issued a traffic ticket, violated for probation or need someone to assist in getting you your Michigan driver’s license back, you need a Macomb County Criminal Lawyer. Josh Jones is your Macomb County Criminal Lawyer because he is here for your 7-days a week and …

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Outstanding Warrants In Michigan – What To Do

What To Do With An Outstanding Warrant In Michigan In Michigan, and other states, when an individual has an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor or felony, he or she will need to satisfy or turn themselves in on the outstanding warrant. Outstanding warrants can involve both Michigan misdemeanors and felonies, depending upon the circumstances and charges filed or issued by the …

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Michigan Aiding And Abetting Law Explained

What Is Aiding And Abetting? Here in the State of Michigan there is a crime known as aiding and abetting. It is important to understand what acts constitute conviction under the law here in Michigan. The concept may be considered similar to a conspiracy charge, however, aiding and abetting requires different proofs for a prosecutor to obtain a conviction. First, …

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Michigan Retail Fraud Outlined & Explained by Michigan Criminal Lawyer

What is a Michigan Retail Fraud charge? The State of Michigan statutorily divides up it theft crimes into multiple categories, which includes Michigan retail fraud. The statutes go even further and divide Michigan retail fraud into separate classes or degrees that vary depending upon the act and amount of merchandise involved in the alleged Michigan retail fraud charge. Each degree maintains and has …

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Michigan Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones — Serving The State Of Michigan

Michigan Criminal Lawyer – Serving All Of Michigan When an individual is need of a Michigan criminal lawyer they rarely know who to contact. In many instances the individual has no idea how to hire a Michigan criminal lawyer because they have never been involved in a criminal matter. Hiring a Michigan criminal lawyer can be difficult at times because of …

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Michigan Arson Statutes – Criminal Law Explained

UPDATED Michigan Arson Statute(s) The Michigan Arson Statutes ranges from 1st to 5th Degree and vary in punishment with 1st being the most severely punished and 5th being the least.  MCL 750.72 – First Degree Michigan Arson Statute: (1) A person who willfully or maliciously burns, damages, or destroys by fire or explosive any of the following or its contents …

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