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If there is Warrant for Your Arrest
If You Have an active warrant, give Detroit Criminal Defense Lawyer James Schmier a call to quickly resolve the issue against you. What it means to you is the end of sleepless nights and finally a chance to move on with your life

Misdemeanor Warrant.
Depending on the charge against you, determines what must happen before the Warrant is lifted. If it is for a misdemeanor, you generally can walk into Court at that Court's specific time and be arraigned. At that time, the charges will be read against you and a bond set. If you are accompanied by an attorney, he or she will do all the talking and address bond issues. The Judge or Magistrate may ask the Defendant a couple of questions, but most will be submitted to the attorney first. Often, unless the Defendant has a history of not showing up for Court, has done something particularly serious, or is already on probation, the Court will generally impose a no-cash bond and give you a date to show up for a future hearing.

If You are Charged with a Felony
If you are charged with a felony, you generally cannot just walk into the Circuit Court. Often you must turn yourself into the local sheriff who will then transport you to the Court for arraignment. Sometimes, the Court will allow the defense attorney, to drive the Defendant to the Court, but that depends on the relationship the attorney has with the Court.Regardless of the severity of the crime, the initial appearances will be in front of the District Court where at arraignment, bond is determined by risk of flight and danger to the community. A defense attorney will argue for a personal bond which means that while a money amount is set, no actual money changes hands unless the Defendant fails to show up.

If the crime is a misdemeanor, it will be set for a pretrial. If it is a felony, it will be set for a Probable Cause Conference or PCC.

Having a warrant out against you is no fun, you never know when something might happen, a cop is called for something that's not even your fault, and you end up in handcuffs. Call James Schmier to clean up your warrants, move on with your life, and stop having to always look behind you.

Contact the Law Office of James G. Schmier for Aggressive and Experienced Criminal Defense.
We have defended nearly every type of criminal offense including felonies and misdemeanors knowing the impact a criminal conviction will have on the lives of our clients and their families. (248) 705-3742

The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC is a Criminal Defense and Drunk Driving/ DUI attorney providing legal representation in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and throughout Michigan including these Michigan cities:

Macomb County

Armada
Centerline
Chesterfield Twp.
Clinton
Eastpointe
Fraser
Harrison
Lenox
Macomb
Memphis
Mt. Clemens
New Baltimore
New Haven
Richmond
Romeo
Roseville
St. Clair Shores
Sterling Heights
Shelby
Utica
Warren
Washington

St. Clair County

Port Huron
Capac
Saint Clair
Algonac
Keewahdin
Marine City
Emmett
Yale

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor
Ypsilanti
Chelsea
Saline
Manchester
Milan
Dexter

Ingham County

Lansing
East Lansing
Williamston
Webberville
Stockbridge
Meridian Township
Danville

Oakland County

Auburn Hills
Addison Twp.
Berkley
Beverly Hills
Bingham Farms
Birmingham
Bloomfield
Bloomfield Hills
Brandon Twp.
Clarkston
Clawson
Commerce
Farmington
Farmington Hills
Ferndale
Franklin
Groveland
Hazel Park
Highland
Holly
Huntington Woods
Independence
Keego Harbor
Lake Angelus
Lake Orion
Lathrup Village
Lyon Twp.
Madison Heights
Milford
Novi
Novi Township
Oak Park
Oakland Township
Orchard Lake
Orion
Ortonville
Oxford
Pleasant Ridge
Pontiac
Rochester
Rochester Hills
Royal Oak
Southfield
South Lyon
Springfield
Sylvan Lake
Troy
Walled Lake
Waterford
West Bloomfield
White Lake
Wixom
Wolverine Lake

Wayne County

Allen Park
Belleville
Brownstown
Canton
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
Ecorse
Flat Rock
Garden City
Gibraltar
Grosse Isle
Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Farms
Grosse Pointe Park
Grosse Pointe Woods
Hamtramck
Highland Park
Huron
Inkster
Lincoln Park
Livonia
Melvindale
Northville
Plymouth
Redford
River Rouge
Riverview
Rockwood
Romulus
Southgate
Sumpter
Taylor
Trenton
Van Buren
Wayne
Westland
Woodhaven
Wyandotte

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The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC
Criminal Defense Lawyer and Drunk Driving DUI Attorney
(248) 705 3742