What can my boyfriend do after he was just picked up on a felony child support warrant? 4 Answers as of October 14, 2014

He owes $25,000. He has had 3 previous felonies from when he was younger (20 years ago).

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Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
Pay on his child support.obligation. Michigan has strong legislation for dead beat parents who owe money and do not pay.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/14/2014
Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
I would highly recommend that he hire an experienced defense attorney to look at his case. A felony child support conviction, with his priors could be a very serious offense and you will want to make sure that his rights are protected to the best of your abilities.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/14/2014
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
He needs a lawyer in the worst way. These are "strict liability" crimes and most standard defenses, including inability to pay, doesn't work. Prosecutors generally do not offer great deals on these cases either. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help negotiate a good resolution. In some cases, you can even get no jail sentencing agreements or a substantial reduction in the charge or even a dismissal if enough of the arrears get paid. You may be able to petition for a delayed sentence which gives you more time to pay on the arrears. A lawyer can also help greatly at the arraignment with bond because this charge has a special bond attached to it one that is based on the percentages of the arrears. A lawyer can make the argument that "good cause" exists to make it lower.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/14/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
He will have to make engage an attorney to seek a program by which he can pay his obligation and then stick to it, otherwise he is looking a potential and serious jail time. He will have to pay this bill.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/14/2014
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