What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Michigan
I have done a lot of research so I there will be a lot of ()'s going on.
So I got an MIP (alcohol) in Michigan (and after doing a lot of research, that is pretty uncommon eh? ). A brief description: I am 19 years old, I was at a friends party in Detroit private property. It was Wayne State University cops that came (which I don't think matters). I admitted to drinking when they asked (bad idea), but no breathalyzer (not that it matters ;p). Most of the people there were Indian and some were speaking in their language and the officers told them they weren't allowed to do that (haven't found an answer on this, and if it helps me @ all).
So after reading up on things, I decided I will most likely try and plea guilty and get the diversion plan. However, this is where things get sticky. I move back and forth from Florida and Michigan (so I still have a Michigan license), and I will be moving back to Florida in 1 week. I am moving back because I got a girl pregnant and am trying to to the responsible thing by moving down by my kid to help raise him. This is another story so please try to refrain from mentioning it other than the reason I am moving back (thanks).
My court date is in mid March. I plan to fly back and attend it, but I was wondering a few questions. How much money should I bring with me? Should I search for a lawyer to represent me if I am pleaing guilty and I know what I want (I emailed a few lawyers and I talked to one and he wanted to charge $1000 to help me plea guilty; I cannot afford that)? Will they be compliant with the fact that I now live in Florida? Should I let them know ahead of time where I live? Is there a way I can handle everything on one visit rather than having to fly back up again?
Thanks for any help you can provide, it will be a tremendous help!