Loren M. Dickstein’s Answers

Loren M. Dickstein

Southfield Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. 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 over 1 year 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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  2. I want to divorce my husband, is he entitled to half?

    Answered over 1 year 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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  3. Do I need an lawyer for a civil suit involving a car-accident?

    Answered over 2 years 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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  4. How much does it cost to retain a criminal defense lawyer in Michigan?

    Answered over 2 years 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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  5. 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 over 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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  6. Can an attorney bill me for his travel to and from the courthouse?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Jared A. Roberts
    3. Peter L. Conway
    4. Kevin H. Pate
    4 lawyer answers

    If there is no Fee Agreement, the terms of your oral agreement will control. Obviously, you will be in a credibility contest between you and the lawyer regarding the agreement because you have nothing in writing. When hiring a lawyer, it is a huge mistake not to insist upon a written fee agreement that clearly sets for the terms and conditions of the attorney/client relationship and the potential legal fees. If an attorney is billing on an hourly basis, it is generally understood and...

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

    Answered over 1 year 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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  8. 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 almost 2 years 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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  9. Will the PPO against me be dropped?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Neil M. Colman
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3 lawyer answers

    I am hired regularly to handle PPO cases and I see countless people representing themselves in court. It is very common that someone will go to court and "feel" that they have powerful evidence that will result in a PPO getting dismissed. What many people do not realize is that there are detailed, complex rules regarding the admission of evidence in cases. Frequently, someone will have a piece of valuable evidence but it turns out to be worthless because he or she does not know how to admit...

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  10. Can a Motion for Relief from Judgement be filed for 93 day misdemeanor? Or is this only for felony charges?

    Answered 21 days ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Michael A. Liquigli
    3. Becket J. Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    It is possible and most district judges will hear them. I've heard of judges ruling that a 6.500 motion cannot be fined in district court but have not personally had that experience. It is worth a try for sure!

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