My question involves police conduct in the State of: Michigan
I was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing because the police found me in a common parking lot adjacent to the business were I was allegedly banned from; the lot is part of a corner strip mall and therefore controlled by the landlord evidenced by the fact that my attorney got this charge dismissed, but this is not an important issue. I was also charged with another misdemeanor that I am told has a chance for a conviction, so be it.
I was bailed out from the jail and went physically to the court and appeared before the court clerk the same day with my bail receipt. I was to be informed of a court date by regular mail.
Several weeks later, I learned of a ppo and went back to the business, remaining beyond the parking lot to take pictures in defense of my motion to dismiss the ppo and I was chased all night by the police, and my wife and family were harassed at home, so they could investigate another complaint of trespassing (and harass me some too).
Several days later, I was arrested for a failure to appear (for arraignment). After I was bailed out, I again went back to the court with my bail receipt and the warrant was rescinded because there was no court date.
Several days after that I was arrested for trespassing and harassment.
To date I have been to several pre-trial conferences since January, mainly because the prosecutor would not release the arrest reports, but I have never been arraigned. My attorney got the first trespassing charge dismissed, which should have had a domino effect on the other two charges, and I have a court date for a trial on all three remaining charges on the same day, something my lawyer said couldn't happen because two incidents = two trials and the first trial would predjudice the jury for the second.
Obviously there is more to this, but I decided to keep it basic and minimize my questions.
What is the deadline in Michigan for a misdemeanor arraignment?
I was told that I don't have a case for false arrest, but since it is obvious that the prosecutor manipulated the system for the second arrest to get me arrested for failure to appear, isn't that prosecutorial misconduct?
Any clues on what may be happening since my attorney is not very communicative (in part because the court and prosecutor has had us into court a number of times and the fee I paid probably probably wouldn't have covered the excessive or extra appearances and the extra work that went along with it if it had been known up front)?