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Need a Credit Repair Attorney in Troy Michigan?

Fixing your Credit Report

Recently, at Garmo & Kiste, PLC we have had some success in a new area of practice we opened based on client demand, so if you need a Credit Repair Attorney in Troy Michigan call us. Our client ran a successful out of state business. He had inherited and then sold a house in Detroit, MI. The new owner had owned the house for five years, then defaulted on a utility payment. The Utility company misreported the default on our client’s credit report instead of the new owners. After months of calling the company and trying to resolve the matter on his own, our client became fed up and decided it was time to get an attorney’s office involved. The company was much more responsive when we said we were calling from an attorney’s office and we were able to get the problem resolved quickly.

Need a Credit Repair Attorney in Troy Michigan? Banks and credit agencies have been playing fast and loose with laws and consumers pocket books for years, and many have issued false negative reports on people’s credit reports. This negative feedback can cost you thousands of dollars over time as it will result in higher interest rates and other upcharges. Getting your credit to reflect accurately can be a huge hassle. Let our experienced attorneys handle it for you.

To retain Garmo & Kiste on these or other matters, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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Larceny of Motor Vehicles or Trailers Michigan Lawyers

Larceny of Motor Vehicles or Trailers Michigan Lawyers

Larceny of a Motor Vehicle or Trailer is a more specific kind of larceny described in MCL 750.356a. Similarly to general larceny, the charge can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on your criminal history, the amount of property stolen, etc. The attorneys of Garmo & Kiste, PLC have experience working in all of the metro Detroit courts with the very judges, prosecutors, and city attorneys who may be assigned your case. Our attorneys can use this experience to negotiate the charges, arrange a plea agreement, or even get the charges dropped. In some cases if you are eligible we can work to get you sentenced pursuant to a diversionary program so that after a period of probation and good behavior, your record will be clean. This is important because when it comes to looking for a job or a new apartment even if you have the same qualifications as another candidate, if you have a criminal record it makes you less desirable to employers and landlords. This is one of those cases where investing in a good attorney is an investment in your future.

To retain Garmo & Kiste on these or other matters, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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Charged w/ Larceny of Property, need a Larceny of Property Attorney?

Charged w/ Larceny of Property, need a Larceny of Property Attorney?

Charged w/ Larceny of Property, need a Larceny of Property Attorney? Larceny is legalese for theft that does not meet any more specific type of theft. In Michigan, the crime of larceny is described in MCL 750.356. Depending on the value of the goods stolen, and the number of prior convictions a larceny can be either a misdemeanor or a felony carrying heavy court fees, restitution, and jail time. If you or someone you love has been charged with larceny it is important to hire an experienced criminal lawyer right away. We can make sure your rights are protected and negotiate with the prosecutor assigned to your case in order to attempt to reduce, modify, or even dismiss the charges. In some cases if you are eligible we can work to get you sentenced pursuant to a diversionary program so that after a period of probation and good behavior, your record will be clean. This is important because when it comes to looking for a job or a new apartment even if you have the same qualifications as another candidate, if you have a criminal record it makes you less desirable to employers and landlords. This is one of those cases where investing in a good attorney is an investment in your future.

To retain Garmo & Kiste on these or other matters, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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Sexting Criminal Defense Attorney

Sexting Criminal Defense Attorney

While sexting may seem like harmless fun, if either of the parties are under the age of 18 it can result in some very serious charges. The state sees this as the creation and distribution of child pornography. Even the child him or herself can be charged, and if a computer was involved at any time it can result in sentence enhancements. Sexting is a problem with no end in sight, and has been debated on TV talk shows, at school board meetings, and by parents throughout Michigan and worldwide. While most adults would like to see sexting made illegal, current Michigan law . If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime associated with sexting it is important to retain an experienced criminal lawyer to protect your rights. Our experienced attorneys are regulars at metro Detroit courts and have developed relationships with local judges, prosecutors, and city attorneys who will be assigned to your case. We can negotiate with the prosecutor to get these charges reduced, modified, or even dismissed. We can work to get you sentenced pursuant to a diversionary program so that if all goes well your record will eventually be clean.

Need a Sexting Criminal Defense Attorney? To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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Indemnification in Agreements

Need a Lawyer for a indemnification business contract?

Entering into a contract can seem straightforward, you may even enter them more often than you think. Every time you buy groceries, or apply for a credit card you have in fact entered into a legal contract. However, the way the law has developed there are many areas that are full of pitfalls for the unwary. An indemnification agreement is one such concept. An indemnification clause is a statement that if one party is sued based on the terms of the contract, the other party will cover any judgments or costs against them. Such agreements are regularly upheld in court. If you are signing a contract with an indemnity agreement you might benefit significantly from letting a lawyer look it over before you sign.

If you are the drafter of a contract, it is important to think carefully if you may be liable for the actions of the other party whether it may be wise to shift that liability. Experienced attorneys can bargain with the other party on your behalf to get you the exact contract you are comfortable with.

Indemnity agreements are regularly used when parties sign “boilerplate” or pre-prepared contracts. It is important to be especially wary of these, as the less experienced party may have less of an opportunity or knowledge as to how to protect their interests and rights. Additionally, they may have less power to negotiate.

Need a Lawyer for a indemnification business contract? To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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Michigan Mechanic’s Lien Attorney

Mechanic’s Lien

In Michigan, Contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and laborers who have a contract with a General Contractor or Sub-contractor can file a mechanics lien. This can grant a security interest in the property that has been improved through labor or products purchased in reliance on a contract. In order to set one up, it requires a little work on the front end to save a lot of work at the end. If you are a contractor or sub-contractor and you would like to ensure payment for your services, you should contact an experienced attorney to set up a mechanic’s lien and protect your interest.

We are attorneys and small business owner’s in Troy, Michigan. We know that times are tough for businesses right now, and we will do everything we can to get you paid. Once the lien has been established we can file a garnishment on the paycheck or taxes of a person or business so they have no choice but to pay you the amount you are rightfully owed.

Need a Michigan Mechanic’s Lien Attorney? To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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Roommate Drug Liability Michigan

Roommate Drug Liability Michigan

Whether you are living in the dorms with an assigned roommate, or living off campus with friends, there are times when your roommate’s actions can put you at legal risk. If your roommate is committing some drug crimes such as manufacture, distribution, or even possession, in some cases you could also be charged. If the police believe you were aware of what was going on or involved you can be charged as well. If you do not hire an experienced attorney to protect your rights, you could end up going down for the same crimes as the guilty party. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to contact an attorney sooner than later as drug charges can affect your financial aid eligibility.

An experienced attorney can negotiate for a plea agreement get the charges reduced, modified, or even dismissed. Even if you have already been sentenced we may be able to get you sentenced pursuant to a diversionary program with the effect that the charge will eventually fall off your record after a probationary period of good behavior.

Need to understand Roommate Drug Liability Michigan, call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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Lady Bird Deed/Quit Claim Deed Michigan Estate Attorney

Lady Bird Deed/Quit Claim Deed Michigan Estate Attorney
If you have been putting off getting your estate in order, you may surprised when you find out how easy it can be to make a plan for your affairs. A lady bird deed is an option outside of a traditional will where you can convey property on the condition of your death, without losing homestead exemptions, and avoiding probate entirely. This can be a good option for someone who is receiving Medicaid benefits to avoid Medicaid making a claim on your property after you death. The name comes from the fact that Lady Bird Johnson was the recipient of property under this scheme. If you think this type of deed may be a good option for you our experienced attorneys can advise you as how best to draft it to protect you, your family, and your property interests.

There are some other unique estate planning options available to you including a Quit Claim Deed (QCD for short). A quit claim deed is a means to transfer ones interest in property to someone else. There is no warranty of title, so quit claim deeds are often used between family members as gifts, in the case of divorces where one spouse must transfer their interest to the other, and in tax sales. If you think a quit claim deed might be a good option for you and your property, you must consult with an experienced attorney to ensure there are no outstanding issues.

Need a Lady Bird Deed/Quit Claim Deed Michigan Estate Attorney? To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Attorney

Michigan Driver’s License Restoration AttorneyPursuant to MCL 257.625, if you get a DUI in another state, have a DUI on your driving record and then move to Michigan, your driver’s license may be suspended for an additional length of time. While this may seem like double jeopardy, driving is a privilege not a right. Especially when moving to a new state, not having a valid driver’s license can present a real problem. You may face background checks for new employment, have your credit checked using your driver’s license number for a new lease or bank account, or just need to drive around to find your way around your neighborhood or to your new drive.

Our firm has been able to negotiate on behalf of our clients to get this term of suspension dropped, reduced, or to count prior driver’s licenses suspensions as concurrent. Upon moving to a new state getting your life in order without being able to drive can be nearly impossible. Even if you are already established, you will need to arrange for transportation to work, and other places. We can put our experience to work for you and get you back on the road sooner.

Need a Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Attorney? To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.

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Holdover Tenants Real Estate Attorney

Holdover Tenants Real Estate Attorney

Are you a landlord do you have tenants who just won’t leave? These “holdover” tenants are at best a nuisance, and at worst depending on your actions could impose a legal obligation to you. Once their lease has expired, if they continue to stay you can treat then as tenants for a new term of the lease, or you can pursue eviction. However, you must choose one remedy and the election of one bars the other. Once you have accepted a rent check for the new term, they are your tenants and you cannot evict them. If you have not yet accepted the new rent, we can work with you to protect you as you move to reclaim your rightful property from holdover tenants. If you have already accepted the rent we can work to negotiate a settlement with the tenants to establish a new (shorter) lease period, or get them out of the house sooner rather than later. Regardless of where you are in the process an experienced attorney can protect your rights.

The experienced attorneys of Garmo & Kiste, PLC can represent you in these matters to secure your financial security and ensure you are not unknowingly waiving rights. In protecting your business for the future, our experienced attorneys can draft a new lease that protects against holdover tenancy. Your tenants may even have to pay a higher rent if they overstay their welcome.

Need a Holdover Tenants Real Estate Attorney? To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC, for assistance in these matters call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. We are experienced Michigan attorneys with offices in Troy, MI.

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