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Misdemeanor Lawyer Rochester MI

Aggressive Misdemeanor Lawyer in Rochester, Michigan

Criminal Defense AttorneyRochester Misdemeanor attorney Daniel Hilf has a pristine local reputation for providing caring, diligent legal representation for Rochester Michigan cases at the 52/3rd District Court.  Misdemeanor convictions at the 52/3 District Court have serious long term results upon conviction, including the potential loss of freedom, loss of being able to fully pursue educational opportunities, loss of potential employment advancement, loss of travel, loss of your good reputation in the community, and impact to your future life plans.  With a Rochester misdemeanor charge looming you should never delay in immediately obtaining zealous legal representation from an in demand misdemeanor lawyer, because the 3 Judges at this Court often lack mercy and heart when imposing a sentence

Top Tier Misdemeanor Legal Representation from an Rochester Michigan Client Preferred Criminal Defense Lawyer

Misdemeanors that allegedly arise in Rochester Michigan are alleged lower tier violations of local Rochester ordinances, Michigan State statutory law, and the laws of the United States (Federal laws).  Frequently charged and ticketed misdemeanor offenses in Rochester Michigan include (but are not limited to):  Drinking and driving (OUI, DUI, Super drunk, etc.), failure to stop at an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia, DWLS (Driving While License Suspend/Revoked/ or Denied), assault and battery, domestic violence, and retail fraud.

For most Rochester Michigan related misdemeanor convictions, the maximum amount of jail possible from your Judge (which is dependent upon the nature of the conviction) is a maximum of anywhere from ninety days to one year.  Only a small select number of Rochester related misdemeanor charges require mandatory minimum sentencing; most misdemeanors do not mandate or force your Judge to order any form of incarceration.  In many instances you can completely avoid serving time in jail with strong, dedicated legal representation.  On top of jail, the Judge assigned to your case is always able to impose very strict, demanding, and expensive probationary provisions that may make your life difficult to manage.  Failure to comply with a sentence is a recipe for jail.

The Judge cannot control some consequences if conviction is entered for certain offenses (even if your Judge is sympathetic to you and your situation), including: the loss of your ability to work in a hospital setting caring for patients (various fraud/theft related crimes, drug crimes, and assaultive crimes); loss of your hunting and fishing privileges for years (some Department of Natural Resources conservation offenses); the loss and/or restrictions to your ability to legally drive (DUI/OWI related offenses and driving without a license related offenses); the inability to lawfully posses and/or purchase guns (stalking, domestic violence); etc.  If you are not a citizen of the United States you must always proceed with strong immigration legal representation, because a misdemeanor conviction can lead to severe and irreversible immigration sanctions such as deportation, inadmissibility (inability to lawfully return to the United States if you ever leave the United States), immigration detention, and the inability to obtain waivers and other immigration relief.

For all misdemeanor offenses you can make the decision to resolve the case through a plea, or have a trial and fight against the veracity of accusation, and exercise the following rights:

  • the right to have your own defense lawyer speak and represent you, or to request a public defender (if you are determined to be without funds to hire your criminal defense);
  • due process of law trial related rights (the presumption of innocent for any and all criminal offenses that you are facing, to have a contested trial in front of a jury (or in front of the Judge if the parties and the Judge agrees), to fairly and fully cross examine all prosecution witnesses, right to subpoena witnesses for your defense to testify in Court, prosecution has sole burden of proving its case against you beyond a reasonable doubt, right to remain silent and not have your silence used against you in any type of way, right to testify and tell your side of the story, seek potential appellate review of your conviction).
If you are convicted, it will be up to your Judge to decide upon different allowable misdemeanor sentencing options.  Before the sentence is rendered, the Judge will give you and your lawyer a chance to speak in court.

Misdemeanor Defense from a Respected Rochester Michigan Lawyer

The legal strategy and defense tactics you choose to pursue, only have real value and meaning if your lawyer is fully invested in providing you with the best defense.  You can take control of your life and seek a leading Rochester defense lawyer to contest your misdemeanor, because your defense is only as strong as its weakest link. 

There are several pivotal and vital questions that you should think about when it comes to your legal defense:

  • Does my Rochester legal counsel who is both necessary and key to my defense have many years of courtroom experience and success defending misdemeanor cases?;
  • Does Rochester legal counsel who is both necessary and key to my defense answer my questions and concerns in a well thought out manner?;
  • Does Rochester legal counsel who is both necessary and key to my defense have a solid reputation in the legal community and solid reviews?;
  • Does the lawyer who is so important and instrumental to my case have legal acumen, jury trial experience, and the ability to push for the best possible results?;
  • Does Rochester legal counsel who is both necessary and key to my defense make payment arrangements to help me afford the lawyer's services, or accept credit card and debit card payments?;
  • Does Rochester legal counsel who is both necessary and key to my defense have a professional local office where I can confidentially discuss my concerns?
  • Does Rochester legal counsel who is both necessary and key to my defense appear before my District Court Judge on a regular basis?

The answer all of these questions is yes, if take the step to invest in your defense and hire Rochester Michigan misdemeanor defense counsel Daniel Hilf.  You do not need to settle for a second rate lawyer who just goes through the motions to appear like he or she is defending you.   You do not need to settle for a lawyer that you do not completely trust to provide you with a compelling defense.  Being on top of his game, legally talented, well respected, clever, quick witted, and intelligent are all applicable descriptive terms for Rochester lawyer Daniel Hilf.  

Daniel Hilf, is the Rochester Michigan lawyer who will properly defend you at the 52/3 District Court for all misdemeanor offenses, including:

If you have a 52/3 Court matter, contact us today to prepare for your strongest defense.