Do not talk to the police without first consulting with a criminal defense lawyer. Ever.

Should I talk to the police?

do not talk to the police
If you are a suspect do not talk to the police or make a statement without first consulting with a criminal defense attorney. Ever.

No.  If you are a suspect do not talk to the police or make a statement without first consulting with a criminal defense attorney. Ever.

Many people know that they should not talk to the police without an attorney.  It is a simple rule and many people know it well.  However, despite this knowledge, too many people ignore the rule because they do not want to appear guilty.  They fear that if they do not immediately talk to the police, they will be seen as guilty.  Moreover, people mistakenly believe that if they hire a lawyer, the detective will assume they have something to hide.  Those fears are misguided.

There are many reasons why you should not talk to the police without an attorney.  This article explains why an individual should not talk to police without the assistance of counsel.

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Arrest warrant in Michigan – How to Clear a Michigan Arrest Warrant

Reasons a Michigan arrest warrant is issued

This article explains what you should do to clear a Michigan arrest warrant. A competent and experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you in many ways.
This article explains what you should do to clear a Michigan arrest warrant. A competent and experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you in many ways.

When you find out a Michigan warrant has been issued for your arrest, anxiety and nervousness begin to set in.  You do not want to be arrested at your place of work.  Most certainly you do not want to get arrested during a traffic stop with your children in the car.  A warrant will force you to look over your shoulder.  This article explains what you should do to clear your Michigan arrest warrant.

A Michigan arrest warrant can be issued for misdemeanors and felonies. In fact, an arrest warrant can be issued for many reasons.  These reasons could include a failure to appear in court, failure to pay fines and costs, probation violations and new charges.

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Macomb County Probation | What to expect at a probation violation hearing.

Author – Genevieve L. Taylor

What you can expect at a Macomb County Probation Violation.

Macomb County probation violation
What to expect at a Macomb County probation violation.

In Michigan, a person my be placed on Macomb County probation after a conviction.  The Michigan Legislature has stated that “the granting of probation is a matter of grace conferring no vested right to its continuance.” Essentially, the law states that a defendant is not entitled to probation as a matter of right. The court has the ability to revoke a probationary term if the probationer violates any of the terms set by the court.  Revocation of Probation Statute.  This article describes what you can expect from a Macomb County probation violation.  (Although the article applies to probation violations in any county).

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Relief from Judgment -Michigan 6.500 Motion- Post Conviction Relief

Michigan Motion for Relief from Judgment
MCR 6.500, Motion for Relief from Judgment in Michigan

A Motion for Relief from Judgment, MCR 6.500, is often the last chance to correct a conviction.  At CZARNECKI & TAYLOR, we receive many letters and calls from inmates regarding post-conviction relief, specifically, 6.500 Motions, Motion for Relief from Judgment. The 6.500 motion is filed after the defendant has already gone through the appeal process.  This article will discuss the essential components of the 6.500 motion for those people seeking post-conviction remedies.

A 6.500 may be a defendant’s last chance to “appeal” the conviction.