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Daniel P. Hilf

Troy Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Accused of stealing from a friends cousins house - no proof, but have a B&E conviction...

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Allen M. Wolf
    2. Daniel P. Hilf
    3. Jared Clayton Austin
    4. William Jordan Steed III
    5. Kevin Banyon
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    Do not go to the police. Do not make any statements about your case except with your lawyer in a private location. What type of proof they have at this point is unknown at this point. There are B & E offenses that are "solved" by the police without any direct evidence, but only circumstantial evidence. Circumstantial evidence could include: fingerprints; DNA evidence ; footprint evidence; tracking dog evidence; pawn tickets; etc., etc. Hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to...

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  2. Should i plea no contest for theft.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Douglas Eugene Kuthy
    2 lawyer answers

    The reasons someone pleads no contest to a criminal charge include: potential for criminal liability; potential for civil liability; lack of memory of the event (for example, due to intoxication, the passage of time, a mental defect, etc.). A no contest plea is treated the same as a plea of guilty, with the exception that the Defendant does not have to provide a factual basis for the plea (tell the Judge why he or she believes they are guilty of the criminal charge or charges). Whether or not...

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  3. On a possession of marijuana ticket, does it matter if marijuana is spelled wrong?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy J. Klisz
    2. Daniel P. Hilf
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Frank B. Ford
    5. Zacharia Spencer Bonham
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    Differences in how the word marijuana is spelled will not lead to a dismissal of your case. It is neither a help or a hinderance to you.

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  4. My 16 yr. old was arrested , no Miranda rights were read to him ...is this legal in the state of Michigan?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Joshua Duane Jones
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Gerald R Stahl
    5. David P. Cahill
    5 lawyer answers

    A violation of Miranda RIghts will only lead to the suppression of any incriminating statements that were made. If there is other evidence to support the case (for example, what the police officer observed, the observations of other witnesses, etc.), the case will not be dismissed for the Miranda violation.

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  5. Bad idea to chose to be seen by a judge for a "not guilty" plea to 3rd degree shoplifting in Michigan?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Matthew S. Abdo
    3. Jeffrey T. Kortes
    3 lawyer answers

    Whether or not you screwed up by asking for a bench trial without being assisted by a lawyer depends upon who your Judge is, the facts of the case, and the defense your lawyer will pursue if the case actually goes to trial. A lawyer will help you to defend the case if you choose to go to trial. Your lawyer will be able to speak with the prosecution about any potential plea bargains if you wish to plead guilty and not have a trial. Your lawyer can also pursue HYTA (Holmes Youthful Trainee Act)...

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  6. Will a lawyer be able to help me with my case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Danny Garmo
    3. John E. Melton
    4. Alena Shautsova
    5. John M. Kaman
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    You should not make any further statements about what allegedly occurred, except to your lawyer. You need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you. Your question is vague in terms of how the detective found out about the lies. An experienced criminal lawyer can help you get the best possible result. Statutory rape in Michigan is usually prosecuted as a crime called criminal sexual conduct in the 3rd degree (CSC 3rd Degree). CSC 3rd Degree involves some form of...

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  7. I took my pbt test this morning for probation and failed what will happen?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. John F. Brennan
    4. Brian M. Thomas
    4 lawyer answers

    You need an experienced criminal lawyer to help you address a probable violation of probation. If the probation violation is established, you are at risk of being incarcerated.

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  8. Was recently arrested for "Disorderly Intoxication" in Romulus, MI...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    2. Brian Joseph Prain
    3. Daniel P. Hilf
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
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    I have had great success in the past negotiating resolutions in Romulus to help individuals from out of the State avoid criminal convictions and to also not require the person to return to Michigan to address the matter. The obvious goal is to help you continue to keep your clean record. What actually occurred on the date in question is important. You will need an experienced lawyer to help you get through this.

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  9. My 13 yo daughter was assaulted last night 4 other girls(same ag) they posted it on Facebook. How far can i take this

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. Patricia A. Reiser
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    The girls who assaulted your daughter can be prosecuted for what they did. If you wish for them to prosecuted, contact the police for the city where the assault occurred. Because of the age of the perpetrators, the matter will likely be handled by the juvenile court system. If these girls are convicted, they will be at the mercy of the Court as it relates to the disposition (sentence) of the Court. The goal of the juvenile court system is to rehabilitate. Rehabilitation could involve a...

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  10. Isn't embezzelemnet a property crime? Is it normal for a judge to allow someone to speak at a property crime?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Michael P. Manley
    3. Joshua Duane Jones
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    It is not uncommon for a case to be adjourned to allow a victim to speak at sentencing. In Michigan, under the William Van Regenmorter Crime Victim's Rights Act (MCL 780.751 et seq), a victim has a right to speak at sentencing. In most cases involving embezzlement restitution is an issue that needs to be determined. Having a victim to speak to the issue of restitution at sentencing can often resolve disputes concerning the amount of restitution that the Court should order. Embezzlement is...

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