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Loren M. Dickstein

Southfield Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How do I know if I'm prepared for my divorce mediation?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Henry S. Gornbein
    3. John F. Brennan
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have a lawyer, you should sit down with him or her prior to the mediation and review the materials, your approach for the mediation and your goals. If you do not have a lawyer, you may want to consider hiring an attorney to represent you or, in the alternative, assist you in preparing for the mediation.

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  2. My friend was driving my car and hit a sign, then fled the scene. because he was afraid for getting a DUI. what will happen?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Becket J. Jones
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Jamil Kamel Khuja
    5. Gary Francis Kennedy II
    5 lawyer answers

    There is absolutely no way that any lawyer over Avvo can give you legal advice via the internet regarding such an important issue. If you can in to see me for a consultation for example, I would have dozens of questions for you about the situation that would need to be considered before I was able give you advice on how to proceed. The police do not have a right to hold your car ransom and extort information out of you under threat of not returning your car. I encourage you to use www....

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  3. My brother was arrested for retail fraud, he has an appointment for his citizenship next month should he go or not?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Michael Hugh Carlin
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. Anu Gupta
    4. Metin Serbest
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree that he should speak to an immigration attorney but I also suggest he talk with a criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience handling retail fraud cases for non-US citizens. There are a number of ways these cases can be resolved which will minimize or eliminate any immigration consequences. There are also a number of ways that these cases can be resolved that will have a dire immigration implications and some lawyers do not fully understand how certain resolutions can...

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  4. I had a conviction of 1st DUI in NY 2009, I plead guilty and a 2nd DUI in 2012 in MI; will I be prosecuted in NY too?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Timothy J. Klisz
    2. Becket J. Jones
    3. Loren M. Dickstein
    4. Jonathan Andrew Paul
    5. Gerald R Stahl
    5 lawyer answers

    I cannot understand why you would be charged in New York!? I encourage you to talk to your attorney and see if you can get a better understanding of your case so that you are not confused about the denial of the Motion to Dismiss and the other issues in your case. If, after talking to your lawyer, you are not satisfied that you are getting the representation that you desire, you can always consult with another lawyer for a second opinion.

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  5. I want to divorce my husband, is he entitled to half?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. Peter L. Conway
    4. Henry S. Gornbein
    5. John F. Brennan
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you have some significant assets that need protection. You should at least consider hiring a lawyer. Even if a lawyer on Avvo tells you that there is a way to protect your assets, you are not going to know how to do so if your husband makes a claim. What if there is something you should be doing before you file, at the time you file or immediately thereafter to protect yourself? Without counsel your rights can be compromised.

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  6. Do I need an lawyer for a civil suit involving a car-accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. James T. Weiner
    3. Randall Richard Sevenish
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. Bret A. Schnitzer
    5 lawyer answers

    There may be laws that limit your rights because you did not have insurance. It would be best to consult with an attorney.

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  7. How much does it cost to retain a criminal defense lawyer in Michigan?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Gregory Howard Wiley
    3. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    4. John Leif Fossum
    4 lawyer answers

    In Michigan the rules of ethics govern how attorneys can charge legal fees. Essentially there are three ways for an attorney to charge for their legal services: hourly, flat fee or contingency fee. Contingency fees are not permitted for criminal cases in Michigan. In other words, a criminal defense lawyer cannot ethically charge a fee that is contingent on the outcome of a case. The vast majority of experienced criminal defense lawyers charge flat fees. We generally charge flat fees based on...

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  8. I was videotaped having sex with a girl who was under 16 at the time. I myself was 18. I was not aware at the time.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Lisa J. Schmidt
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    The "age of consent" is the chronological age defined by law in which a person is permitted to engage in legal sexual activity with a partner who is also of the age of consent without the risk of prosecution for statutory rape. In Michigan, the age of consent is 16. What is statutory rape? Statutory rape is a crime in which the alleged perpetrator engages in sexual acts of any kind, including, but not limited to those involving penetration, with a person under the age of consent (a minor)....

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  9. Can I sue a Circuit court Judge for malpractice.?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. William Emil Cassara
    4 lawyer answers

    No. Judges benefit from immunity.

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  10. In court the judge gave me a $1000 bail, however on my paper it reads $10000. Is this a mistake? -How do I clear this up?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Deanna L. Kelley
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
    3. Frank B. Ford
    4. John F. Brennan
    5. Michael J. Breczinski
    5 lawyer answers

    Maybe you were given a $10,000 bond with a 10% provision? It is hard to say without seeing the paperwork. You can also call the court and have them check the file to see if there is an error. If you are charged with first offense possession of marijuana, there are statutes and court rules that can be employed to keep this offense off your record. I encourage you to use www.avvo.com to find a 10.0 rated criminal defense lawyer. Most retained criminal defense attorneys will offer you a free...

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