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Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Highly skilled, award winning, Metro-Detroit criminal and immigration attorneys with the drive not to settle for what is easy over what is right.

As a top rated criminal defense attorney in Michigan, Daniel Hilf handles all misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile charges. Hilf & Hilf, PLC is well known for its aggressive representation of clients for criminal matters. Since 1996, after receiving his Juris Doctorate from the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University) and becoming licensed, Troy criminal lawyer Daniel Hilf has successfully represented individuals in District Court, Circuit Court, Federal Court, Juvenile, and Appellate Court matters. He has fought and obtained not guilty verdicts, dismissal of charges, and charge reductions on many occasions. His legal career is distinguished by an ability to think on his feet, effectively analyze and research issues, to persuasively challenge the arguments of prosecutors, and to confront the statements and testimony of police officers and witnesses. Daniel Hilf is known to “work up” cases by conducting independent investigations of cases, and using all of his resources to fully defend clients and achieve positive results. He has represented people from all walks of life including: professional athletes, alleged organized crime figures, business leaders, and police officers.

As an American Society of Legal Advocates top 100 lawyer, a 2013 Top 10 Attorney (according to the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys), a 2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyer (according to the National Trial Lawyers), Avvo 10.0 superb lawyer (Avvo’s highest available rating), Troy criminal attorney Daniel Hilf’s accolades are objectively and independently determined as outstanding. The 6th Circuit Court in Oakland County, Michigan ascribes Daniel Hilf’s criminal defense credentials as a level 1 capital offense attorney, and selects him to serve as a mentor to new criminal defense lawyers. He has lectured before the Oakland County Bar Association, and authored national legal publications.

Attorney Daniel Hilf’s areas of specialization for criminal defense include:

Criminal Traffic. With some traffic tickets, an appearance in court is unavoidable. Drunk Driving (DUI, DWI, OUI, OWI), Driving While License Suspended (DWLS), Reckless Driving, Open Intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Report an Accident, and Fleeing and Eluding Police are a few examples of criminal traffic offenses that will eventually bring you before a Judge. Any criminal traffic offense can lead to incarceration, probation with conditions, and fines. Besides these sanctions, there are often “hidden costs” with some traffic tickets such as driver’s license sanctions, higher insurance rates, points, and the likelihood that police will not give you a “break” the next time you are stopped. Criminal traffic offenses are treated seriously by Court, and the help of an experienced criminal traffic lawyer is required.

Domestic Violence. One of the most contentious of cases is domestic violence. Many domestic violence cases stem from false allegations arising from child custody issues, jealously, pettiness, intoxication, mental health issues, and/or anger. It is common for an alleged victim of spousal abuse or a couple’s dispute to want the case dismissed shortly after the police become involved, but the government often has an agenda and will still prosecute the case no matter what. A conviction for domestic violence can lead to incarceration, probation, anger management, fines and costs, no contact orders, immigration issues, and the inability to live life according to your own terms. A sound legal strategy from a lawyer that is in your corner is essential to get your life back on track.

Drug Offenses. Use, possession, possession with intent to deliver, and the manufacture of drugs and marijuana all are part of the government’s war on drugs. Do not be a casualty of the drug war, because the consequences of a drug conviction may include prison, strict probation/parole, financial costs, driver’s license issues, immigration issues, damage to relationships, and loss of career ambitions. Thorough and comprehensive legal representation is a must. Your lawyer’s job is to protect your rights and to attempt to protect your future. Do not trust your future with a lawyer that lacks drug defense experience.

Probation Violation. Violation of probation, if proven, places you at the mercy of the Judge. The range of possible sanctions available to your Judge include incarceration, added conditions of probation, a longer probationary term, the loss of a status that suppressed your conviction (HYTA, 7411, 769.4a, etc.). The Judge can also elect to do nothing, and continue your probation. If you did not violate your probation, you need a skilled litigation attorney to defend the allegation. If you did violate your probation, you will need help from a lawyer to try and convince the Judge to exercise mercy and leniency toward you.

Retail Fraud. Shoplifting is prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony, depending upon the factual allegations and the accused person’s prior record. Retail theft in some cases is both impulsive and petty, however the potential consequences may last a lifetime. With a retail fraud conviction, finding employment may prove difficult because the employer may not want to take a chance on a job candidate with a theft record. It may damage your career or career ambitions, if your work requires licensing or a security clearance. It may impact your reputation in the community and your self esteem. An accusation of shoplifting does not make you a bad person, and you need a lawyer who will do everything in his power to try and prevent a theft conviction from appearing on your record to represent you.

Sex Offenses. A sex offense conviction is often the most serious possible conviction with the highest penalties, depending upon the alleged conduct. Sex offender registration goes hand in hand with many sex offense convictions, which is a modern day scarlet letter that impacts where and how you live your life. With sex offenses, false accusations are rampant. The reasons behind a false allegation are numerous, and must be explored and exposed to effectively defend the case. It is important that your rights are fully protected. Attorney Daniel Hilf defends all sex and sex related offenses including Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC), Indecent Exposure, Child Sexually Abusive Material (CSAM), Child Pornography, Internet Crimes, Child Molestation, Statutory Rape, Lewd Conduct, Soliciting Sex, and Prostitution.

Other Criminal Practice Areas. State or Federal charge? Misdemeanor or Felony? Capital Offense or Petty Offense? Ordinance violation? Ticket? Attorney Daniel Hilf has over 20 years of criminal defense experience. He is trial tested, respected, and prepared to defend you.

Immigration Lawyer

Sufen Hilf is widely regarded as a top tier immigration lawyer, with vast experience and effective representation in all aspects of immigration law. She has appeared on hundreds of occasions in Immigration Courts, Federal Courts, and USCIS district offices in Michigan and throughout the United States.

Hilf & Hilf, PLC is exceptional with the following immigration related matters:

Employment Based Immigration: B-1 (business visitors, nannies); R-1; H-1B; H-2B; E-1; E-2; E-3; TN; L-1A; L-1b: J-1; O; P; Labor Certifications; EB-1; EB-2; EB-3; EB-4; EB-5; I-9 Compliance.

Family Based Immigration: K-1; Family Petitions; I-130; Reinstatements; Special Juvenile Immigrants.

Removal Proceedings: Cancellation of Removal; Asylum; Derivative Citizenship; Automatic Acquisition of Citizenship; Passport Applications; Medical Waivers.

Waivers and Others: 212H Waivers; I-192 Waivers; I-212 Waivers; 601 Waivers; 601A Waivers; DACA; CSPA Cases; VAWA; U Visas; S Visas; T Visas; F-1; M.

Sufen is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and has been admitted pro hac vice to litigate before Federal Courts in other States. She is an active member of the Michigan chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and has regular contact with Immigration Judges and their Court staff, hearing officers, ICE agents, CBP border agents, and government legislative officials. Her clientele include: large corporations, investors, professional athletes, business leaders, CEOs, managers, persons of exceptional ability, physicians, nurses, fiancés, students, nannies, religious workers, laborers, documented aliens, undocumented aliens, and others. She has lectured extensively concerning immigration law, and has appeared in media concerning her expertise. As a former native of mainland China, she fluently speaks Mandarin Chinese. Sufen Hilf obtained her Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University in 2000. She also received degrees from the Guangzhou University of Foreign Languages, Wuhan University, and SUNY Buffalo.

Hilf & Hilf, PLC has a full support staff, including paralegal and legal support, to effectively assist with all legal matters. Our office is conveniently located at 3155 W Big Beaver Rd #123 in the city of Troy, Michigan.

If you or a loved one needs a Troy criminal lawyer or faces an immigration law issue, now is the time to act. Delay may cause additional harm and unneeded stress. You need to speak immediately with legal experts for the best results. Contact Hilf & Hilf, PLC today.

Client Reviews
  • Ms. Sufen Hilf is an efficient, thorough, prompt and effective attorney. She has made the horrible immigration situation more bearable and has never given up in my case ever when the situation seemed impossible to resolve. I truly recommend Ms. Hilf in any immigration case.
    - VJ
  • Finally, finally, finally, my waiting is over. Case approved!!!...For anyone living in Michigan and needs help with an immigration issue, I recommend Sufen Hilf. She is an experienced attorney with a history of family petition cases.
    - Maria
  • Attorney Sufen Hilf helped my family and I at the time we needed help the most. Our family is grateful for her work, patience, and skill. Without Sufen's help we would not be together today. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants their case handled efficiently and with great results.
    - Ana
  • I've been through quite a few attorney, but Mrs. Sufen Hilf is by far the best. She is very knowledgeable and has made the process easier to deal with and understand. She is sharp, intelligent, honest, and most of all trustworthy, not to add she responds very quickly. I would definitely recommend this attorney to anyone.
    - Laura
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