Daniel P. Hilf’s Answers

Daniel P. Hilf

Troy Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 15
  1. Do I have an appeal case?

    Answered 12 days ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Michael J. Cronkright
    3. John Joseph Brosnan
    4. James S. Lawrence
    5. Dana B. Carron
    5 lawyer answers

    If your fiance was found guilty after a trial in Michigan, he has a right to appeal his conviction to the Michigan Court of Appeals. Your fiancé has a right to be represented by a lawyer for his appeal, and can request a court appointed appellate lawyer if he cannot afford to hire a lawyer. The lawyer on his behalf will obtain transcripts of all court proceedings, and will search the court record for error. Ultimately, his attorney will file a brief and argue on his behalf as to the error...

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  2. Driving without driver license in Michigan? court? misdemeanor?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. John Freeman
    3. Jason S. Barrix
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on what country you are from and whether you had your driver's license from your home country at the time you were stopped. There are treaties that exist between the United States and some (but not all) foreign countries that allow for reciprocal driving privileges. Unfortunately, many lawyers and police officers are ignorant to the existence of these treaties and do not properly address this issue. The charge is a 93 day maximum misdemeanor charge, with a very low risk of jail...

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  3. My Brother has been charged with domestic violence, 2nd offense

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Allen M. Wolf
    3. Jared Clayton Austin
    4. Gerald R Stahl
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    Domestic violence, charged as a second offense, carries a maximum possible punishment of 365 days in jail, up to 2 years of probation, fines, costs, and restitution (if any). It is possible that your brother could be charged with only a first offense or under a local ordinance which carries a maximum possible punishment of 93 days in jail, up to 2 years of probation, fines, costs, and restitution (if any). Your brother has a good chance of avoiding jail time, however a lot depends upon the...

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  4. A friend of mine had a fundraiser for girls scouts and her boyfriend stole $600 from it. can she get jail time for this?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Abraham Aaron Snider
    3. Jared Clayton Austin
    4. David B. Carter Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Unless she intentionally aided and abetted her boyfriend's theft, she is not guilty of any crime. I don't know what "created larceny" is? Who told her this? If she is charged with a crime she should hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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  5. Help im 16 almost 17 n my bf is 18 almost 19 and I'm pregnant

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua Duane Jones
    2. Jared Clayton Austin
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Daniel P. Hilf
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    The only possible charge would be contributing to the delinquency of a minor - although I think it is doubtful that this would occur. If you disclosed a sexual relationship with your boyfriend that occurred before you turned 16 years, it is possible that he could be prosecuted for Criminal Sexual Conduct.

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  6. How much time can you get on assault with a deadly weapon if its your first offense ever?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. James Regan
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4 lawyer answers

    Assault with a deadly weapon (also known as felonious assault) carries a maximum penalty of up to 4 years in prison. There is no mandatory minimum sentence. In Michigan, every felony offense has sentence guidelines which provides a sentencing range for the sentencing Judge. The sentencing guidelines take into consideration the individual's prior and present criminal history, and factors related to the crime itself. For a person with no prior record the sentence guidelines are likely going...

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  7. The police claim to found drugs do they have to test and document the results and weight of the drugs they found

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. Joshua Duane Jones
    3. Zacharia Spencer Bonham
    4. Daniel P. Hilf
    5. David B. Carter Jr.
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    Any allegedly illicit substances seized are likely to be sent to the Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory for analysis. The analysis will confirm the nature of the substance seized and will document the weight. It is not uncommon for this testing to take months before the results are obtained due to a backlog of cases the Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory receives. The substances are also usually field tested by the seizing law enforcement agency as well. Law enforcement does not...

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  8. Why would a cop give me a ticket for drug paraphenilla when its just a tabacco pipe?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Daniel P. Hilf
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Zacharia Spencer Bonham
    5. Gerald R Stahl
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    The questions if this went to trial would be whether or not you possessed the pipe in question, and what the pipe's intended use was for. There are a number of items that could have a legitimate use and an illicit use. The pipe is a good example. A number of issues may corroborate the intended use, including; whether there was an admission as to the intended use; if there was residue in the pipe that confirmed the use of the pipe; whether or not there was tobacco or marijuana found in the...

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  9. 17 year old Possession of Controlled Substance Misdemeanor

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Scott G. Millard
    3. Adam Domenick Rumschlag
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Merely being present in a location where marijuana is found is not enough to sustain a conviction. A lawyer working on your behalf will get copies of all police reports, witness statements, police car video (if one exists), and any other evidence to help combat this allegation made against you. A marijuana conviction could affect your future educational opportunities, future employment, and your driving privileges....

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  10. I am charged with 2 counts of aggrivated assult

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel P. Hilf
    2. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3. James Donald Garrett
    4. James Regan
    4 lawyer answers

    You should hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you for these charges and for any probation violations.

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