Michigan Attorney for MIP 13 years ago violation of probation from Judge Asadoorian Rochester Hills, Michigan 52-3District Court

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So hi there all.. looking for advice, or possibly opinions on my case

 I am a 30 year old woman who is originally from Michigan, when I was 17 I got a number of tickets, and being young and dumb, I didnt take care of them. I moved to Phoenix Arizona and then on to minnesota for a few years. Two years ago I moved back to Michigan to take care of my old charges amoung other things. I had some traffic tickets, and two minor in possession (MIP) of alcohol tickets and one minor in posession of tobacco. (The cigarette and one alcohol ticket I got at the same time. )

Anyways I turned myself in and paid a bunch of fines, did a weekend of WAMM for the cigarette ticket, and got a year of non-reporting probation and fines for the alcohol ticket. These were both from the same judge.

My other alcohol ticket was heard by Judge Asadorian, she reamed me for letting them go for so long, understandable, but I did live accross country, I had a child, job, ect.. I couldnt just leave at any time to come here and deal with them. Anyways she gave me a year of probation, 250 hours of community service,  fines and ordered me to have my driver’s license back in two months, I had 800$ of tickets here, I also have 1200$ tickets in Phoenix, from one incident of being pulled over, non-dui, and 700$ in tickets from Minnesota from two seperate events, again no-dUi.

I paid all of michigans back, and I fell on bad times financially, I have no license, I had no way to get to community service, beside a boyfriend who took me sometimes, I completed 67 hours, then when we broke up, I was back to no transportation. I got  a violation, but heres the bad luck part, my mail was going to my dads house, and they are very unorganized there, they have three kids, who sometimes get the mail, whatever happened to it, I dont know, but I had no idea i had a violation hearing until I contacted my probation officer after not hearing from her for three months, and she told me I have a warrant now, with a 500$ bond.

I am in college currently, ( I ride share) am in custody battles with my kids father, who kidnapped her last year, which is the reason really I didnt do much, I was very depressed, and stressed, but now things are better, I have a cash job as a nanny for the girl I live with who is disabled, and I finally saved up 500$ to pay the bond. I am ready to turn myself in for the warrant, but I am SO scared that Asadorian will throw me in jail.

If that happens, I will lose my job, I will fail school, not to mention possibly my opprotunity to get financial aid in the future, and because I have an upcoming court date for my custody case, I may lose my daughter as well. I have no friends or family with money to help me. I only have my father as far as family goes, my mother killed herself years back after being on heroin my whole life…  I am very poor, and and its very hard to get enough money to be able to pay off my out of state tickets, buy a car and be able to get around to places to do community service.

I do not know what to expect. Do you think she will throw me in jail for this, as in giving me a contempt ? Do you think I could ask to just do the community service I didnt finish as jail time, say a week or so? I could manage that, but I couldnt do 30, 60, or 90 days, it would ruin my life, all over a ticket I got 13 years ago!!

Does anyone have some advice or input? I know I havent been the most repsonsible person, I am trying though, Ive had a tough life and have never gotten any other criminal charges anywhere.. the only reason I have so many tickets is because Ive gotten pulled over 4 times as an adult, and have been suspended since 17 years old.

please help if anyone knows what this judge is like. I would appreciate it.

Comments

  1. Peter A. Torrice on March 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

    Thank you for your Minor in Possession (MIP) question to the attorneys at http://www.AllLegalMatters.com.

    A similar question was posted on the Canu Torrice Law Michigan legal question blog regarding the severe penalties that the Judges at the Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court impose on MIP cases, especially probation violations. (See link below).

    http://alllegalmatters.com/blog/general/question-for-michigan-attorney-for-minor-in-possession-m-i-p-of-alcohol-charge-in-rochester-hills-michigan/

    Your case presents the perfect example of how severe Minor in Possession MIP cases can be. That is an INSANE amount of community service. I would have to guess that you did not have an attorney representing you on that case, and certainly not one of the Michigan criminal defense lawyers at Canu Torrice Law.

    Unfortunately, jail time for a probation violation charge even on a simple MIP case is a very strong possibility in the Rochester Hills Michigan District Court. That court does not enjoy a reputation for being lenient or understanding in ANY way. Also, Judge Asadoorian is known for being a very strict judge when it comes to enforcing the terms of probation, and punishing those who violate probation rather severely. I am not saying this to scare you; rather, I am honestly advising you of the situation because you definitely need an attorney ASAP.

    Although you seem to have good explanations for why you violated probation on your MIP charge, you have to remember that that’s all it is – an explanation. I assure you Judge Asadoorian will not view this as an excuse or a defense to the Probation Violation charge, or go easy on you because you have so many things going on in your life right now. Your reasons and explanations for non-compliance with the court’s order of probation will not justify your MIP probation violation in her eyes, trust me.

    This law firm frequently practices in the Rochester Hills District Court and we have a very good professional relationship with Judge Asadoorian, and we know her tendencies in these types of cases. In probation violation cases like this in Rochester Hills, even on an MIP charge, unless you have proper representation and a good lawyer in your corner you are potentially going to have very serious problems. You need a Michigan criminal defense attorney that is an experienced and respected legal advocate that can defend you and in the event of a plea present your case in the most sympathetic manner to the Court. That, quite frankly, is the only way insure you have the best possible chance of staying out of jail.

    At Canu Torrice Law we have successfully mitigated the damage of probation violation charges on MIP and related cases in Michigan courts countless times in the past. I am sure we can mitigate the damage in your situation. However, we are not a “pro bono” or free legal defense law firm and we will have to be retained in order to handle your case. That being said, all of our initial consultations are free.

    Please call my law office today at (586) 285-1700 to schedule a free consultation so that we can discuss the particulars of you case further, and develop a strategy to keep you out of jail.

    PETER A. TORRICE
    Canu Torrice Law
    http://www.AllLegalMatters.com
    (586) 285-1700

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