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Ryan Berman
State of Practice: Michigan
Member Since: 5/20/2012
Last Answer: 06/29/2013

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Attorney Ryan Berman is a respected and reputable lawyer from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has been practicing law for 7 years. He acquired his State License in Michigan in 2005 and in Florida in 2007. Attorney Berman gained his Juris Doctor Degree from Wayne State University Law School in 2004 and he finished his Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2002. Attorney Berman fields of expertise include Divorce, Felony Expungement, Sports Agent, Criminal Defense, DUI, Landlord and Tenants and Entertainment.

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State of Practice: Michigan
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Answer: It sounds like you were only charged with a misdemeanor. You have to wait 5 years before you can potentially have it exp ...read more
Answer: It depends on the jurisdiction/the state you're in. For example the age of consent is 16 in Michigan.
Answer: You may be eligible to set aside your conviction, but you could also apply to the gun board to have your gun rights rest ...read more
Answer: You'll first have to go to the arraignment, then you'll be given a pretrial date after that. You'll then be dealing with ...read more
Answer: Yes. Among other things, most states have a provision that you can receive 3 times damages.
Answer: It all depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, and the jurisdiction you're in.
Answer: You are correct, for first time MIP jail time is not a proscribed punishment.
Answer: It sounds like you have a case against the city. You can contact me to discuss this more.
Answer: You would have to have your gun rights restored.
Answer: Not if you didn't know and didn't give her consent to do it.
Answer: You should consult an attorney immediately. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will probably be appointed for you. Plead ...read more
Answer: It sounds like he gave you permission. That would be a defense to any possible charges. If he really files a police repo ...read more
Answer: It depends on what "date" means. Generally the age of consent in Michigan is 16. A 17 year old should have NO sexual con ...read more
Answer: Yes. You will want to get a lawyer as soon as possible. They hopefully will be able to negotiate a plea that will keep i ...read more
Answer: It depends on the circumstances. A lot actually, or a little. You may get the same result without hiring an attorney, bu ...read more
Answer: It depends on your state. Sometimes it's in the discretion of the judge whether to report it or not. Others have mandato ...read more
Answer: Where is this at? I understand what it's like being a student, and in these tough economic times. I try not to let money ...read more
Answer: It sounds like you definitely have a claim, and should pursue it. Depending on your state, depends on the time period yo ...read more
Answer: The prosecution declines to move forward in prosecuting the case and dismisses the charges.
Answer: You need to consult with and hire an attorney ASAP. They have to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. In most ins ...read more
Answer: Consult with an attorney. I'm sure he/she will be able to get the apartment complex to agree to let you out of the lease ...read more
Answer: The title to your home (deed) is separate from a 'mortgage'. If your name is the only one on the mortgage, then refinanc ...read more
Answer: I would have to hear more facts regarding the incident.
Answer: If child support wasn't reduced through a court order, than you can still enforce the order that's still in effect (curr ...read more
Answer: It sounds like your son has a very good chance to get the charges dismissed. I would consult an attorney immediately.
Answer: Depending on what she told you, it would be admissible hearsay. If it was a confession or a declaration against self-int ...read more
Answer: Yes, you can apply for a personal protection order, and if he tries contacting you after that, he can be arrested. Also, ...read more
Answer: It depends on the manner in which it was dismissed. It could have been taken under advisement, or if sentencing was defe ...read more
Answer: It depends on the evidence against you. Consult with an attorney regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding your ...read more
Answer: Why can't you get a lawyer? The court will appoint one for you if you can't afford to hire one yourself. You need to ch ...read more
Answer: It depends on the Judge you have and jurisdiction (court). Some Judges are known to sentence all offenders to a minimum ...read more
Answer: You should consult with an attorney, but by your description it sounds like your son voluntarily gave the officer the dr ...read more
Answer: It sounds like the driver responsibility fee hasn't been paid. They can't get a warrant or anything like that, you just ...read more
Answer: Being intoxicated is a defense going toward the capacity to enter into the contract in the first place. Did the other p ...read more
Answer: Short answer: No, it won't preclude you, as the Gun Board won't even have access to those records.
Answer: The statute of limitations has not expired.
Answer: If you weren't convicted, then it won't show up on a public records search. But depending on whether you were arrested o ...read more
Answer: It depends on how the cabin is titled. You may be able to sell your portion/share of it. You should probably just come t ...read more
Answer: Child support usually ends at age 18 if the child is done with high-school, or until 19 1/2 yrs old if still in high-sch ...read more
Answer: Yes. Even if you plan on not fighting it, an attorney may be able to get you a reduced charge, or will help with probati ...read more
Answer: Generally no. It depends on the terms of the lease though, and the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Consul ...read more
Answer: Not different laws, but depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, you may have a reason to fight i ...read more
Answer: Yes, you should hire a lawyer. Even if you want to just pay the fine and be done with it, an attorney can probably negot ...read more
Answer: If the dui conviction was from Michigan, you won't be able to get it expunged here, as traffic offenses are specifically ...read more
Answer: Were you convicted? If you were convicted, they will be on your record. Under certain circumstances, you can get a convi ...read more
Answer: There is no proof besides their word that they got the plant from your friend. That usually won't be sufficient for the ...read more
Answer: It depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the case. Police only have to read miranda rights for a custodial ...read more
Answer: It depends on how you intend to "carry". If you have a concealed pistol license, a current misdemeanor charge would've l ...read more
Answer: It depends on if their firearm rights were restored.
Answer: Yes, you can get child support.
Answer: You can use all those things to try to explain and mitigate any potential sentence. The probation department will make a ...read more
Answer: The statute will proscribe the maximum possible penalties, which could technically be around 90 days in jail. However it ...read more
Answer: You could possibly represent yourself, however it's not advised. You would be much better off hiring an attorney.
Answer: Yes, you should consult with an attorney, as there is no way to avoid court if charged with a DUI.
Answer: You don't have to prove anything, the prosecutor has to prove you were drunk driving beyond a reasonable doubt.
Answer: It depends on whether there are any marital assets or debts. The facts and circumstances of your particular case will co ...read more
Answer: The fastest way to resolving a divorce action is usually through a consent judgment, where both parties agree to the ter ...read more
Answer: No. You can fight for custody. The "best interest factors" control.
Answer: Relinquishing/terminating your parental rights doesn't release your obligation to pay child support.
Answer: If there is a parenting time order in place, then you don't want to violate that order. I suggest you consult with an at ...read more
Answer: You can contact the court. Consult with an attorney on the specifics.
Answer: Definitely consult and bring an attorney with you, if that attorney even advises to do an interview. Most of the time yo ...read more
Answer: Yes, you can file for divorce, and if she doesn't respond after getting served, you can get a default judgment.
Answer: You might have to pay driver responsibility fees to get it back. Contact the secretary of states office.
Answer: Consult with your attorney on sentencing strategy. It depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case and y ...read more
Answer: It depends what you were charged with, and the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Consult with an attorney.
Answer: It depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. However in most instances, there should be a "wheel wit ...read more
Answer: Yes. You can refuse to do. There is no penalty to refuse to do field sobriety tests, but it's a civil infraction to refu ...read more
Answer: Each state can set their own limit. The standard used to be .10, but most states have lowered that to .08.
Answer: The police usually put you through the standard field sobriety tests before doing a PBT, to get more evidence against yo ...read more
Answer: You can refuse to answer questions, as you don't have to tell them anything. It may not look good for you, but you alway ...read more
Answer: It depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. (Such as if they found you passed out behind the wheel, on the si ...read more
Answer: You don't have to wait. Consult with an attorney regarding specifics. Otherwise you may be able to do it yourself. There ...read more
Answer: It depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Especially the jurisdiction and whom the prosecutor is.
Answer: Yes, your license will be suspended if your convicted of DUI, however you may be eligible for a restricted license (to d ...read more
Answer: You could, but it's not advisable. Sometimes the court will treat you more favorably with an attorney, and an attorney m ...read more
Answer: No. Police have to have reasonable suspicion to pull you over. Once they do, they have to establish probable cause to ar ...read more
Answer: You are not required to have an attorney, however it is a good idea to have one. If you can't afford it, one will be app ...read more
Answer: Usually you have to get the courts permission, based on the terms of any pre-trial release. It shouldn't be a problem th ...read more
Answer: Not typically, but it depends on the facts and circumstances of the case, and more importantly the jurisdiction where it ...read more
Answer: Yes. Miranda rights only have to be read if they are questioning you about the crime.
Answer: DUI, OWI, OUI are all common terms for drunk driving. Contact a lawyer regarding specifics.
Answer: You have to check and read the terms of your policy. Each one is different and can have different disclaimers.
Answer: It depends on the individual facts and circumstances of your case. Consult with an attorney.
Answer: You would have to look at the terms of your probation, but generally DUI convictions don't interfere with your gun right ...read more
Answer: In certain instances, a defendant would rather serve the time, than be on an onerous probation. So they can just request ...read more
Answer: You would have to do it where you were convicted, Virginia.
Answer: Depending on your jurisdiction, depends on your chances of the prosecutor fully pursuing the charges or not. They most l ...read more
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