Alyia Marie Hakim, Judge in the 39th District Court in Roseville, Michigan

The Roseville District Court is located at 29733 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066. The Court handles all misdemeanor cases and the initial stages of felony proceedings.

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The Honorable Alyia Marie Hakim

Judge Hakim is one of three district court judges in Roseville, Michigan. She and her judicial colleagues serve the communities of Roseville and Fraser. Judge Hakim is known to be a friendly, personable judge by attorneys who appear in her court. Although she is compassionate, Judge Hakim demands professionalism and preparedness from attorneys. Judge Alyia Hakim in Roseville was appointed to her position by Governor Whitmer in November 2019. Judge Hakim was previously in private practice with her father, a well-known and respected lawyer.

Judge Hakim had extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney in Roseville and throughout Michigan. This is a positive fact for criminal defendants and defense attorneys, as she will understand sophisticated criminal defense theories. Many judges pay little attention to arguments supporting a criminal defendant. However, Judge Hakim will carefully consider well-crafted, intelligent, legally-supported arguments to suppress evidence or dismiss charges.

Location and Jurisdiction of the 39th District Court

The 39th District Court is at the intersection of three major Macomb County arteries: Gratiot, Groesbeck, and I-696. The court’s proximity to major thoroughfares means that Judge Alyia Hakim in Roseville has many traffic and criminal cases on her docket.

In Michigan, district court judges hold jurisdiction over various legal matters, making them integral to the state’s judicial system. Their authority encompasses handling all civil cases with claims up to $25,000, including landlord-tenant disputes, small claims (which are civil cases up to a certain monetary limit where parties often represent themselves), and other general civil litigation. Additionally, district courts have exclusive jurisdiction over most misdemeanor criminal cases—offenses punishable by up to one year in jail—as well as the arraignment, setting of bail, and conducting of preliminary examinations in felony cases, which are more serious crimes potentially warranting more than one year of imprisonment. Preliminary examinations are crucial, as they determine whether there is enough evidence for a case to be moved to circuit court for trial. District courts also handle traffic violations and non-traffic civil infractions.

Types of Criminal Cases Handled by Judge Hakim

Misdemeanor cases have a maximum possible sentence of one year or less and up to two (2) years of probation. Judge Hakim would handle any motions, plea hearings, sentences, or trials in misdemeanor cases. It is well-known that Judge Hakim can be very harsh on those convicted of domestic violence and alcohol or substance abuse driving cases, like OWI, DUI, OWVI, and OUIL. In these cases, a defendant would want a top criminal defense lawyer to give them the best chance of avoiding a harsh sentence.

Cases that carry a possible sentence exceeding one year in jail are felony charges. A felony can result in imprisonment in the Michigan Department of Corrections or jail with up to five (5) years of probation. Judge Hakim handles arraignments and preliminary examinations in felony cases. District judges do not have the authority to sentence defendants to more than one year in jail under state law.

Felony Cases Before Judge Alyia Hakim

When a felony case comes into the district court, the criminal clerk schedules the case for arraignment, a probable cause conference, and a preliminary exam. The prosecution and the defense can agree to a misdemeanor plea with a dismissal of felony charges, commonly referred to as a plea bargain. Unless there is a dismissal or plea bargain, the defendant either demands or waives their preliminary examination. Preliminary exams are like small trials, where the prosecutor must establish the defendant committed a crime and probable cause to believe the offense was a felony. If the prosecutor meets their burden, the judge will “bind over” the case to the county circuit court for final disposition. The defense lawyer’s job is to either convince the judge that the evidence is insufficient or attack the government’s evidence and expose weaknesses.

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Examples of felony cases heard by Judge Alyia Hakim in Roseville:

  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
  • Drunk Driving 3rd Offense
  • Home Invasion
  • Major Drug Offenses
  • Carjacking
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Serious Child Abuse Charges
  • Weapon Crimes
  • Felony Stalking

Examples of misdemeanors commonly charged in the 39th District Court:

  • OWI or Drunk Driving, 1st and 2nd Offense
  • Minor drug offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Retail Fraud (shoplifting) 2nd or 3rd Degree
  • Assault and Battery
  • Domestic Abuse or Domestic Violence
  • Violation of Probation (for any misdemeanor)
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Successfully Defending Against Charges Pending Before Judge Alyia Hakim in Roseville

The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., has been successfully defending clients in the 39th District Court for decades. The LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. defense lawyers regularly appear in Roseville District Court, and we have a great working relationship with the court, the court staff, and the prosecutors. Judge Hakim appreciates professionalism, preparedness, and integrity. We pride ourselves on our reputation in the 39th District Court. When we walk into the courtroom, everyone knows we will do whatever it takes to protect and defend our clients.

If you have a case before Judge Hakim, call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. We will find a way to help you by providing the highest caliber of criminal defense at fair and affordable rates.

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