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Daniel P. Hilf

Troy Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I need to resolve a warrant issued in 2008 for "uttering & publishing" in Michigan. My next step would be what?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Shawn James Coppins
    3. Cy M. Abdo
    4. Mani Khavajian
    5. David B Pittman
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    Your next step should be to retain a lawyer to help you. The lawyer can arrange for you to be arraigned on the warrant, and perhaps help you obtain a reasonable bond. The lawyer can help you achieve the best possible result as it relates to your own particular circumstances and the facts of your case.

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  2. I currently live with my cousin as my roommate and he smokes pot could i go to jail if he is caught with it?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Mark Nickolas Longwell
    3. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
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    You are not guilty of being in possession of marijuana if you are merely present in a location where it is possessed or used. However, if the home was ever searched you might put yourself in a bad situation. Many prosecutions are based upon circumstantial evidence. Circumstantial evidence is evidence that has other possible inferences. A classic example of circumstantial evidence is when a person walks indoors wearing a raincoat that has tiny drops of water on it. This is circumstantial...

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  3. Charged with 2 misdemenor's choose to fight it, missed trial date have bench warrant, what is the next step to avoid jail time?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Jan Jeffrey Rubinstein
    2. Frank B. Ford
    3. Jared Clayton Austin
    4. Daniel P. Hilf
    5. David B. Carter Jr.
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    Your first step is that you need to be arraigned on the bench warrant. If you do not have a lawyer, you should consider hiring one. A lawyer will help get your bond reinstated, or have a new reasonable bond set. These offenses are not the crimes of the century, and it is possible to avoid jail time if you are convicted. Likewise, your bond should be set in a reasonable amount given the types of charges you are facing. Your lawyer can take the case to trial on your behalf and present...

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  4. I got three driving while license suspended am i facing jail time and if so hire and is there anything i can do yo prevent jail

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy A. Dinan
    2. Joshua Duane Jones
    3. Jamil Kamel Khuja
    4. Daniel P. Hilf
    5. David B. Carter Jr.
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    Your question does not provide enough information to answer it. Different Courts and prosecutors have different attitudes when it comes to Driving While License Suspended. The reason why you are suspended, and what you are doing in order to obtain a valid drivers license (if that is possible for you) are considerations for the Court. If you can afford the same lawyer to represent you on these 3 matters you should do so.

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  5. I am on probation for my 3rd dui and i had a positive urinalysis for cocaine.... i havent used cocaine in 3 years but i did

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. John E. Melton
    3. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    4. John J. Carney
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    It depends on your probation agent and the Judge who sentenced you. In some instances a positive drug screen could be handled administratively by the probation agent, without a formal violation of probation occurring, and for you to participate in some form of rehabilitation. In other instances the positive drug screen will result in a violation of probation hearing being scheduled before your sentencing Judge. Some Judges also will not let a positive drug screen be handled informally...

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  6. How long dose a misdemeanor stay on you record

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Kevin D. Yaldoo
    3. James S. Lawrence
    4. John M. Kaman
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    Forever, unless you obtain a pardon or an expungement. However, misdemeanor traffic offenses written under the motor vehicle code (for example, drunk driving offenses) cannot be expunged. Also, if you have multiple convictions on your record you are not eligible for an expungement unless the other offense of offenses are considered to be minor offenses. The bottom line is that you should consult with an attorney to review your entire file if you want to pursue an expungement or a pardon.

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  7. I am on probation and violated my probation getting an MIP will i go to jail?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Mariell Rebekah McLatcher
    3. Joshua Paul Rubin
    4. Madana Marry Hermiz
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    If you can afford to hire a lawyer, you should do so. For a violation of probation for a juvenile case, being detained in children's village or a different placement is a possibility. A lot depends on your history, and the Referee or Judge assigned to the case. Judge Asadoorian is a very tough Judge at the 52/3rd District Court. You also want to do everything in your power to try and keep this off your record, and get the best possible result.

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  8. I have a pre trial hearing on Tuesday ....

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Kevin Bessant
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
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    You should take the time to call some criminal defense lawyers to discuss your case if you have the ability to hire a lawyer. You seem to be under a lot of stress, and perhaps if you met with a lawyer that you liked and hired you might feel better about your situation. Many lawyers are more affordable than you might think. Sometimes an agreement can be made for installment payments or credit card payment that will help you have the services of a lawyer that you can trust. If you can't hire...

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  9. Could this lawyer have done a better job for my OWI 3rd

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Becket J. Jones
    4. Loren M. Dickstein
    5. Keith G Langer
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    The Oakland County Prosecutor's office, as a general policy, do not reduce OWI 3rds. The question you pose does not address what happened. Was there a reason to stop you in the first place? Is there a question as to the identity of who drove the car? Is there proof that you drove a car? Was there any types of errors in how the evidence was gathered and processed? The fact that you blew a .22 is not a good sign. The only ways that the case can be addressed after you have been convicted...

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  10. I just read a story about a couple of police officers that were

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Loren M. Dickstein
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    They are likely to be charged in Federal Court. The police officers will have the same rights and judicial process as anyone who is charged with a similar offense. It is anyone's guess if these officers will cooperate against others, seek some sort of a plea or sentence deal, or stand trial. If they plead guilty or lose at trial and are sentenced to incarceration, there are prisons throughout the United States that house federal prisoners. I am sure steps would be taken to protect the...

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