Tribal Chairperson; Tribal Court Judge of any federally recognized Indian tribe authorized to perform marriages; Member of Clergy; Medicine or Spiritual Leader (in this case, both parties must be Indian); or any individual authorized by license to perform marriages.
The father can file action if the mother and child reside on the Bay Mills Reservation; or the mother can file action if the father resides on the Bay Mills Indian Reservation. The Court will provide necessary forms.
After the clerk mails out the Consent/Waiver Form to all listed heirs or devisees, they are given 21 days to return the signed Consent/Waiver Form. If the court receives all Consent/Waiver forms within 21 days, a hearing will be set earlier. If the court does not receive the form from all heirs and devisees in time allowed, a hearing notice will go to all parties involved.
This is a form sent to all heirs and devisees to be signed if they are consenting to the appointment of the proposed Personal Representative and whether they waive notice of hearing for the appointment of the Personal Representative and the admission of the Will.
You have the right to have an attorney represent you at your own expense. If you wish to engage an attorney, you have the right for a continuance until you have had a chance to speak with your counsel. You have the right to testify or not testify on your behalf; guilty will not be presumed if you wish to remain silent. You have the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses against you. You have the right to subpoena witnesses on your behalf. You have the right for a trial (criminal cases by jury). You have the right to appeal.
You can plead not guilty and the court will set the matter for a pretrial. You can plead guilty in which sentencing can be done at the arraignment or at a later date; or you can plead no contest of which the court will treat as a guilty. Here you are simply stating that you do not contest the charge(s).
Where you may be released on your own recognizance, but need to follow certain requirements. This may include no drinking; no entry of an establishment that serves alcohol (except for employment); no use of any illegal controlled substance; no violation of any tribal, local, state or federal laws; no driving within the boundaries of the Bay Mills Reservation without a valid driver’s license; must inform the court of any address or telephone number changes within 48 hours; must have a curfew; no contact with the victim; and any other conditions the court deems necessary and appropriate.
The prosecutor presents the case identifying all evidence and witnesses before the Judge, and the defense can cross-examine witnesses and present his/her defense. The Judge will take all the testimony into consideration and render a decision as to whether you will be found not guilty or guilty.
In some cases. You will need to address the Judge, giving reasons why you are unable to pay the fines. This request may be denied, granted or granted in part which you may have to pay partial fine and community service to cover the rest owed.
The prosecutor and your attorney, if you have obtained one (or qualified for a court appointed attorney), set deadlines such as when witnesses and exhibit list is to be filed; motions to be filed and dates to be heard; discovery deadline; deadline to withdraw jury trial (if requested); and set date and time of trial.