Category Archives: Felony Conviction

The Criminal Process: Pre-Exam Conference (For A Felony)

After Arraignment, felony cases are generally scheduled for a Pre-Exam Conference, several days prior to the Preliminary Examination.  Defendant has a right to a Preliminary Examination within 14 days of the Arraignment of a felony.  A Pre-Exam Conference is very similar to a misdemeanor Pre-Trial Conference.  It is a meeting between an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Defendant (or his/her attorney) to discuss whether the case will be resolved prior to the Preliminary Examination.  If an agreement is reached, in other words, if a Plea Bargain is reached, Defendant will take a plea, usually that day, and then be sentenced, usually at a later date, in either District Court or Circuit Court, depending on the circumstances.

To see a definition of a Plea Bargain and what it involves, please take a look at my previous post,“The Criminal Process:  Pre-Trial Conference (for a Misdemeanor)”

If you have any questions about the criminal process or your Pre-Exam Conference contact Aida at (248)- 624-5500 or email her at Aida@ambroselawgroup.com

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Felony Conviction? But Still Need a Job?

Detroit may remove questions about felonies from city job applications.  A plan aimed at giving felons a second chance by making it easier for them to get jobs with the City of Detroit passed a key committee yesterday and is headed for a public hearing before a final vote.

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Consequences of a Felony Conviction in Michigan

A felony conviction in Michigan can result in a number of collateral consequences. Some of the rights you will lose include:
1. The Right to Serve on a Jury: Upon conviction, the individual is not permitted to sit on a jury.
2. The Right to Vote: If the conviction results in incarceration they are not permitted to vote while incarcerated. The right is restored upon release.
3. Firearms Privileges: If the individual has a license to carry and conceal a pistol, it is revoked, upon conviction. Under Federal law, the individual may not ship or transport a firearm or ammunition across state lines, internationally receive a firearm or ammunition from across state lines, or possess a firearm or ammunition.
4. Holding Public Office: Upon conviction, the individual holding public office will be removed from that office.
5. Drivers License: If the felony involved the use of a motor vehicle, the individual’s license will be suspended for 1 year.
6. Law Enforcement Officer: A conviction will prevent an individual from obtaining certification as a law enforcement officer, and a current officer’s certification will be revoked.
7. Teacher: Upon conviction, the teacher may be fired. If the conviction requires registration as a sex offender, the teacher will be fired.
8. Health Professional License: A conviction will prevent an individual from obtaining a health professional license, and a current health professional’s license will be revoked.
9. Service in the Armed Forces: A conviction will prevent an individual from serving in any branch of the armed forces.
For an an alien, non-citizen, a felony conviction may result in in the following additional consequences:
1. Deportation
2. Loss of privileges, including the opportunity to gain citizenship
If  you are facing criminal charges and need help figuring out your next step we want to help! Call us at 248-624-5500 or visit Ambrose Law Group

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