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Daniel Hilf

Daniel Hilf

Law Offices of Hilf & Hilf, PLC
  • Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI
  • Michigan
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Daniel Hilf is a top rated, award winning, lawyer with over 20 years of experience inside and outside the courtroom. He is a partner in the widely respected law firm of Hilf & Hilf, PLC, specializing in the areas of criminal defense, traffic tickets, and immigration law. Daniel HIlf has tried over 100 jury trials in his legal career, and serves as a mentor to other attorneys.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
United States District Court for Eastern District of Michigan
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Michigan State University
J.D. (1996)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1991)
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
2013 Top 10 Attorney
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
10.0 Superb Lawyer
Top 100 Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates
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Preliminary Examinations, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Oakland County Bar Association
Superb Rating 10.0
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13 Questions Answered

Q. I have not been arrested but have been threatened with embezzlement charges.
A: Under the circumstances that you describe, you need a lawyer right away. I would not recommend making any further statements about this allegation to the police or anyone else. Your question does not indicate what city the allegation concerns. Please feel free to call me at either 248-792-2590 (office) or 586-530-1221 (cell phone). Daniel Hilf, Esq. Hilf & Hilf, PLC
Q. How can you prove innocence in a probation violation if the police only took one side of the story and turned it in?
A: You need a lawyer to help you. A probation violation, if admitted to or proven, could lead to incarceration. Your lawyer will obtain a copy of the violation against you, which may contain more specific information concerning the date, time, and location of the alleged violation(s). There may be evidence to contract your ex-wife's account, such as: phone records (with cell phone tower location(s)); alibi witnesses; business records (time cards); etc. Certainly your ex-wife may have a motivation to make this allegation up, such as: child visitation issues; anger; jealousy; child support/alimony issues. Your lawyer will have to explore this as well with you. It may boil down to a credibility determination by your Judge. In any regard, make sure you have proper legal representation.
Q. What can I sue someone for as the victim of an assault and battery and larceny from a car?
A: You were the victim of an intentional tort (assault and battery) and can pursue a civil lawsuit against him. The lawsuit can be filed as a small claims matter (where you represent yourself in court), however your recovery will be limited. You, or a lawyer retained to represent you, can file a civil lawsuit to pursue this matter against him. A lawyer might be willing to represent you with an hourly fee agreement. A lawyer might be willing to handle the case on a contingency fee (the lawyer gets a percentage of the fee if you obtain a judgment). The lawyer will make a determination if your brother in law is collectable as part of a determination of whether or not a contingency fee agreement is acceptable. You should search for a lawyer in the areas of personal injury and civil litigation. If you get a judgment, it may be possible to garnish a percentage of his wages.
Q. Can you carry a concealed pistol in Michigan without a CPL? I heard they passed a law allowing this
A: No. This would be considered a felony offense if the person was prosecuted. Pursuant to Michigan Compiled Law 750.227 the maximum penalty for this offense is up to 5 years in prison, or a fine of not more than $2500.
Q. What's the punishment for a 25 year old female hitting a 17 year old female.
A: Presuming that there is no type of aggravating injury, the maximum penalty for assault and battery is 93 days in jail and/or up to 2 years of probation. However, the Judge is not required to impose any type of jail if a conviction occurs.
Q. How long can someone go to jail for first time domestic assault?
A: This offense carries a maximum jail sentence of 93 days in Michigan. It is recommended to hire a lawyer for this type of case.
Q. How can I find out if there is a warrant for my arrest? I've called but nobody will give me a straight answer.
A: You can either hire a lawyer to help you, or you can call the court that would have jurisdiction to see if there are any outstanding matters with your name. If you discuss the alleged facts with anyone, please be mindful that anything that you say could be used against you.
Q. How long will a DUI stay on my record if I comply with officials and do everything they say?
A: A DUI in Michigan will always remain on your criminal record and driving history. Under current Michigan law, the offense cannot be expunged.
Q. If a person has no driver's license, no insurance, has someone else plate. Also second accident just off probation. How
A: The charges are likely to be misdemeanor charges. Driving while license suspended is a 93 day misdemeanor, that can be enhanced to a 1 year maximum misdemeanor if you have a prior conviction for the same. No insurance is a 1 year maximum misdemeanor (it can be charged as a civil infraction as No Proof of Insurance). Plate violation is a 9o day maximum misdemeanor. Being in an accident is usually a civil infraction (Failure to Stop an Assured Clear Distance). How much jail you serve is at the discretion of your Judge if you are convicted. There is no mandatory minimum jail sentence for these offenses, so a Judge could elect to give you no jail time if he/she wants to. With your history a lawyer is recommended.
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Law Offices of Hilf & Hilf
1775 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
Telephone: (248) 792-2590
Fax: (248) 885-8996