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Daniel P. Hilf

Daniel Hilf’s Legal Guides

92 total


  • Michigan - Minor In Possession of Alcohol and Zero Tolerance Offenses

    The Michigan Minor in Possession(MIP)law prohibits persons under 21 years from purchasing, attempting to puchase, consuming, attempting to consume, possessiing, or attempting to possess an alcoholic beverage. It also prohibits a minor from having any bodily alcohol content. The ...

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  • Michigan - Personal Protection Orders part 1

    There are 2 types of Personal Protection Orders (PPOs) in Michigan, which are categorized based on the relationship between the Petitioner (the person seeking the PPO) and Respondent (the person who the PPO is sought against): 1) Domestic Relationship PPOs (under MCL 600.2950) a...

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  • Michigan - Personal Protection Orders part 2

    The Respondent can challenge the issuance of any of the above PPOs in Court, or petition the Court to modify the terms of the PPO. For Sexual Assault PPOs, the Michigan Rape Shield Act applies to the hearing. The Respondent must file a written motion and offer of proof at least ...

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  • Student Visas

    There are several provisions in US Immigration Law that allows foreigners to attend school in the United States: F-1 Student requirements: 1) Pursue a full course of study (with some exceptions) at an established private elementary school, private high school, university, colleg...

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  • Expungements in Michigan Courts

    A criminal conviction can hurt a person's ability to obtain school loans, get accepted into some school programs, advance in a career, and obtain licensing for some employment areas. Many are embarrassed by a prior criminal conviction, and worry how it will effect their reputatio...

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  • Contempt of Court

    Contempt of Court is a willful act, omission, or statement that tends to impair the authority or impede the functioning of a Court. There are 3 types of sanctions: 1) Criminal Contempt - Criminal Contempt is intended to preserve the Court's authority by punishing past misconduct...

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  • Robbery Charges in Michigan

    In Michigan, there are several offenses which can constitute Robbery, including: Armed Robbery; Unarmed Robbery; Assault with Intent to Rob while Armed; Assault with Intent to Rob while Unarmed; Carjacking; Bank, Safe, and Vault Robbery; and Home Invasion.All of these offenses ar...

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  • Malicious Destruction of Property in Michigan

    2011 Malicious Destruction of Property can involve personal property such as a car, a building (or a permanent attachment to a building), tomb, memorial, a school bus, fire or police department property, mine property, trees, plants, turf, bridges, railroads, locks, dams, canals...

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  • Discrimination Related Criminal Offenses in Michigan

    Discrimination Related Criminal Offenses 9/20/2011 Ethnic Intimidation, under Michigan Compiled Law 750.147b, is a 2 year maximum felony offense in the State of Michigan. To prove this offense, the Prosecutor would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the following: 1) Th...

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  • Fraudulent and Bad Check Cases - Forgery, Uttering & Publishing, NSF Check, No Account Check

    There are a lot of different "paper crimes" in Michigan, which carry different potential punishments depending upon the circumstances. Fraudulent Check Cases Forgery in Michigan is a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 14 years in prison. For the offense of Forgery, th...

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