Loren M. Dickstein’s Answers

Loren M. Dickstein

Southfield Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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 3 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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  4. How can we request LESP for my 17 yr old son in Oakland County Jail?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Jamil Kamel Khuja
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Marshall S. Tauber
    4 lawyer answers

    The best way of bringing the matter to the judge's attention would be by motion. Who is the judge? Each judge in Oakland County has his or her own particular hoops they like defendant's to jump through before granting this type of relief. If a motion were filed on or before Tuesday, December 31, 2013, the hearing date would be Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The prosecutor may even consider stipulating to the relief if contacted by a defense attorney prior to the motion. I encourage you to...

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  5. No charges filed just under 3 years out from DUI arrest? Can charges still be filed?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Frank B. Ford
    3. Shaheen Francois Manshoory
    4. Anthony Hasson
    5. Lyle Dickson
    6. ···
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    I guess I'm wondering how you know there is not a warrant for you. Many people do not realize that the Statute of Limitations tolls (does not run) while there is a warrant pending. I get retained on cases all the time and find out that a warrant issued and the court sent the letter to the wrong address or, worse yet, failed to send a letter. Years later, an unsuspecting client is speeding or changes lanes without signalling and then they are arrested on an old warrant. There is no harm in...

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  6. Can an attorney bill me for his travel to and from the courthouse?

    Answered 4 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 about 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 over 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. How can I get my drivers license back?

    Answered 5 days ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Michael J. Cronkright
    3. Becket J. Jones
    4. Jared Clayton Austin
    4 lawyer answers

    You will have to file an out of state petition for drivers license restoration with the Michigan Department of State. There are basic forms on the Internet that you can use if you want to try without a lawyer. Your best chance of winning, would be hiring and experienced lawyer to handle the matter for you. If you try it alone and lose, you will have to wait a year to try again and when you finally hire a good lawyer, he or she will be stuck with the defective and unpersuasive record you...

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