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Daniel P. Hilf

Daniel Hilf’s Legal Guides

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  • Attempted Murder

    Attempted Murder in Michigan carries a maximum possible penalty of life in prison. According to Michigan Compiled Law 750.91 - "any person who shall attempt to commit the crime of murder by poisoning, drowning, or strangling another person, or by any means not constituting the cr...

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  • Michigan Drunk Driving Defense

    Drunk driving in Michigan is sometimes referred to as Operating While Impaired, OWI, Operating Under the Influence, OUIL, Driving While Impaired, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, Impaired Driving, Unlawful Blood Alcohol Level, and/or UBAL.No matt...

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  • Perjury

    Perjury in Michigan is treated as a serious offense because it attacks the integrity of the judicial system.Without question persons have been falsely convicted and imprisoned on the basis of lies and deceit, and providing an effective deterrent to such behavior is necessary.Ho...

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  • Felonious Assault - Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

    Felonious Assault in Michigan, which is also known as Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (or Assault with a Deadly Weapon), is a 4 year maximum penalty felony offense.To prove Felonious Assault, the prosecution must prove all of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1)T...

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  • Local Ordinance Tickets

    Ordinance violations in Michigan are misdemeanor criminal or civil law infractions enacted by a city, township, or village.These matters are prosecuted by an attorney or by a law firm hired by the city, township, or village where the offense allegedly occurred and usually not ha...

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  • Cobbs Agreements, Plea Bargains, Sentence Bargains

    There are several types of criminal charge and sentence agreements in the State of Michigan: A Cobbs agreement is a practice in Michigan criminal law Courts, based upon the case of People v Cobbs, 443 Mich 276 (1993), which allows a Judge to make an agreement with a Defendant c...

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  • The Motiviation To Lie - A Criminal Law Perspective

    The Motivation to Lie a Criminal Law Perspective I have listed below 10 different lies I have encountered in my practice as a criminal defense lawyer, with an example when necessary.Unfortunately, the oath to testify truthfully is not honored by some individuals for various rea...

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  • Murder And Homicide Related Offenses

    There are 3 main murder charges in Michigan: First Degree Murder (also known as premeditated murder); Felony Murder; and Second Degree Murder.First Degree Murder and Felony Murder both carry as punishment life in prison without parole.Second Degree Murder carries the possibility...

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  • Solicitation

    Solicitation in Michigan can be applied to a number of offenses, more commonly including solicitation to commit murder and sex offenses including prostitution.Solicitation can be a felony of a misdemeanor depending upon the facts of the case.Felony cases involving solicitation i...

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  • Self Defense

    Self Defense is an effective defense to criminal charges in Michigan under the right circumstances.The Prosecution has the sole burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual accused of a crime did not act in self defense.In Michigan, a person has the right to use...

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