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Daniel P. Hilf

Troy Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Answered over 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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  2. I just read a story about a couple of police officers that were

    Answered over 2 years 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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  3. I received a DUI while on probation for public intoxication. What should I do?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Rolland Sizemore III
    2. Jared Clayton Austin
    3. Loren M. Dickstein
    4. Daniel P. Hilf
    5. Becket J. Jones
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    You will need a lawyer to represent you for the DUI charge and possibly for a probation violation. The worst case scenario is that you face jail for up to 93 days and tough probationary conditions. The best case scenario depends upon the facts of your case. If there is a way to have the DUI dismissed, that could (but not always) lead to the dismissal of the probation violation. If you are convicted, the best case scenario is to have the OUI reduced and to avoid jail time. A Court is likely...

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

    Answered 11 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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  5. Should i plea no contest for theft.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Douglas Eugene Kuthy
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    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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  6. On a possession of marijuana ticket, does it matter if marijuana is spelled wrong?

    Answered over 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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  7. My 16 yr. old was arrested , no Miranda rights were read to him ...is this legal in the state of Michigan?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Joshua Duane Jones
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Gerald R Stahl
    5. David P. Cahill
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    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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  8. Bad idea to chose to be seen by a judge for a "not guilty" plea to 3rd degree shoplifting in Michigan?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Matthew S. Abdo
    3. Jeffrey T. Kortes
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    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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  9. Will a lawyer be able to help me with my case?

    Answered about 2 years 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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  10. I took my pbt test this morning for probation and failed what will happen?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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