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Daniel P. Hilf

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  • Do I need a Lawyer

    Recently me and my buddy were driving and we got pulled over. We had a half a joint and the officer said he smelled it and I amitted to having it, the officers told me if I tip their detective off where I got it from they will throw the ticket out...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Possession with intent to sell marijuana is a felony. You want to do everything in your power to avoid having a felony on your record. If you are charged with a crime, an experienced criminal lawyer can help you obtain a reasonable bond, look at the case for any issues which could lead to its dismissal, and otherwise help you obtain the best possible result. Hiring an experienced criminal lawyer for this type of matter is money well spent.

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  • Second offense of 3 counts controlled substance awaiting trial.

    Someone with. A felony of a controlled substance from 7 years ago and recently getting charged with 3 counts of a controlled substance. what punishment is this person facing minimally!?? He was working undercover and he opted out of it and deser...

    Daniel’s Answer

    It is impossible to answer your question. Your question does not indicate the exact charge, the quantity of drugs allegedly involved, if the case involves alleged possession, manufacture, or delivery, the person's sentence guideline range, the Judge assigned to the case, where the case is being prosecuted, the Defendant's prior record, the facts of the case, etc., etc.

    These questions should be answered in a private, confidential setting with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. I

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  • Who is the best criminal defense lawyer in flint mi

    My Son has drug charges,and gun charges and he's on probation

    Daniel’s Answer

    Many excellent, experienced criminal defense lawyers travel throughout the State of Michigan, obtaining great results for their clients. You should not limit your search to Flint, Michigan. I encourage you to take the time to contact lawyers, ask questions, and hire whoever you believe will do the best job for your son. Avvo is a great place to look.

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  • Should I take a plea deal.

    I have a friend that is in his late 20s. He was speaking to a girl on fb that said she was 19 years old. When they meet in person she told him she was 17 years old. She had her baby with her so there was no reason not to believe her. They started ...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Your question does not say what the plea deal is. It is impossible to answer your question without more information.

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  • Drunk Driving 2nd offense

    Is using the defense for drunk driving of weather or not the breathalyser has been calibrated in a timely fashion or at all a defense in a drunk driving case ? This case is in Hazel Park MI.

    Daniel’s Answer

    You should hire Attorney Loren Dickstein. He is a recognized expert in this area.

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  • How long will I be on probation for possession of narcotics und 50 grams, its my first offense, I'm 21, I caught the case at 20.

    I caught a but and bus bayonet, and they didn't find any drugs on me so they let me go, after I signed a paper stating that I'll be an informant, but instead I didn't become an informant, I went on the run for 12 months then they issued a warrant ...

    Daniel’s Answer

    It depends. If you receive HYTA status to keep the offense off your record the maximum length of probation is 3 years. Otherwise, in Michigan the maximum period of probation for a felony offense is 5 years. A person convicted of a felony gets interviewed by a probation officer who will make a recommendation as to the length of probation (if a probationary sentence is recommended). The Judge has the ultimate say as to what your sentence will be, and what the length of your probation will be if you are placed on probation. The Court would consider your prior record, whether or not you have any drug or alcohol addiction issues, your level of education, your work history, your family history, the facts of the case, and anything else the Court may find relevant. In most instances, the individual is placed on probation between 1 and 2 years.

    Whether or not you can obtain an expungement depends upon what you are convicted of. If you are convicted of possession less than 25 grams you can obtain an expungement right away under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) or 7411 status if the Judge allows you that privilege. If you are convicted of possession less than 25 grams and you do not obtain HYTA or 7411, typically you have to wait 5 years to petition the court for an expungement.

    If you are convicted of a drug delivery offense involving narcotics, you are not eligible for HYTA, 7411 status, or an expungement. If your conviction offense is reduced to a less serious crime, you may become eligible.

    If you can afford to hire a lawyer to help you, you should do so.

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  • Is there anything that can be done to prevent my boyfriend from going to jail due to abscounding probation?

    My boyfriend was on probation in Oakland County MI for Filing a false police report, he was placed on probation but abscounded. Is there anything that can be done if we were to hire an attorney to possibly re-instate his probation? Something to ke...

    Daniel’s Answer

    It depends upon the facts and circumstances of your boyfriend's case. Judges do not have to send a person to jail for absconding from probation (although certainly there is a chance that he will become incarcerated). He is basically at the Court's mercy if the probation violation is established by either pleading guilty or losing at a hearing. An experienced lawyer can help put this situation in the proper context, and to address the issues that led to the alleged probation violation, to help your boyfriend receive the best result given his circumstances.

    At this point, his best option is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help him.

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  • Speeding ticket and insurance

    I got a speeding ticket last year in west Bloomfield. I went to court and talked to the city attorney and did what I thought was a plea bargain. Told him I was not speeding, but had to pay the ticket. He told me that I would not get any points. Bu...

    Daniel’s Answer

    What is important when you get a traffic ticket is to negotiate it to a ticket that is not abstracted. Not abstracted tickets do not become part of your driving record. Your insurance company will raise your rate based upon your driving record without regard to whether or not you received any points. Whether or not a ticket can be reduced to a ticket that is not abstracted depends upon the city attorney/prosecutor for the jurisdiction, the facts of the case, and your prior driving record (which is another reason why it is important to try to avoid having tickets abstracted to your driving record in the first place.

    Outside of not getting another ticket, there are no guarantees in terms of avoiding that your situation does not reoccur. Having a lawyer represent you often leads to better results. If you get a traffic ticket in the future, I recommend that you hire a lawyer to help you.

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  • Driving on suspended lisence.

    Got pulled over, arrested, car impounded 2 weeks ago for"failure to pay reinstatement fee" on lisence back in 2008. Have renewed lisence twice since 08, had 2 traffic stops, never showed issue..and I have receipt of the reinstatement paid back in...

    Daniel’s Answer

    You may have trouble because depending upon where you have to appear in court. Some Judges and prosecutor's/city attorney's are stricter than others. What probably will be significant in terms of negotiating a resolution will be the current status of your driving license. If you can hire a lawyer to help you. you should do so. Driving on a suspended license as a first offense is a 93 day maximum misdemeanor, it carries 2 points, possible probation, fines/costs, driver's responsibility fees, and suspension of driving privileges.

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  • Should I agree to take a polygraph?

    I was questioned about a theft and the detective offered to let me take a polygraph test to omit myself from further investigation.

    Daniel’s Answer

    You should hire a lawyer to help you at this point. Any statements you make can be part of a case that may be built against you.

    Although the results of polygraph examinations are not admissible in court, the answers given before, during, and after a polygraph examination are admissible in most instances. If you pass a polygraph there is no guarantee that the police/prosecution will choose not to prosecute you. If you fail a polygraph, the police will probably intensify their efforts against you and believe that you committed the crime.

    There is a reason why polygraph examinations are not admissible in court - their accuracy is questionable. If you are gung ho about taking a polygraph in this instance, a lawyer can help arrange a private polygraph to give you an idea as to how you may perform during the state's polygraph examination. Again, seek the help of an experienced criminal lawyer immediately.

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