LIPIO Ticket for Loitering in Place of Illegal Occupation in Detroit?

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Hey, saw all these blogs and wanted to ask about this nonsense that happened to me this weekend. Cop gave me a ticket in Detroit for LIPIO. Is this short for Loitering in a Place of Illegal Occupation?

I was just hanging out at the gas station and these guys rolled up. They said they were Detroit Police Officers. They told me I was Loitering and there was prostitution around the area. I know the weather is getting better but I didnt see any prostitution or drug sales. He wrote LIPIO on a ticket and slapped me with it. What happens in cases like this???



  1. Peter A. Torrice on March 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm said:

    Thank you for visiting http://WWW.ALLLEGALMATTERS.COM Bill! If you click this link I already answered this questions for someone else. Below please find that response as well. Thanks again!

    Criminal charges in Detroit are tough to deal with from a client’s perspective because the police, the court system and staff, and the entire criminal justice process is so inefficient and unfriendly at 36th District Court it almost feels like there is nothing you can do. Thankfully Canu Torrice Law can help, as we have helped hundreds of other clients with misdemeanor and felony charges in Detroit.

    Canu Torrice Law is very familiar with the questionable police practices in the City of Detroit, trust me, and this criminal misdemeanor charge of Loitering in a Place of Illegal Occupation is one of the most common type of cases we have successfully defended against and often had DISMISSED in the 36th Judicial District Court in Detroit.

    The “Loitering in a Place of Illegal Occupation,” Loitering, Disorderly Conduct, LIPIO, or Prostitution charge you are facing in Detroit is undoubtedly bogus. Most of the time the Cops just see someone walking down the street and they call it loitering in a place of illegal occupation (LIPIO), so now it’s your word against the cop. The city uses this Loitering in a Place of Illegal Occupation (LIPIO) scam as a money making opportunity by using the forfeiture laws to force you to pay big money to get you car back, which is exactly what happened in your case.

    The good news is that the attorneys at Canu Torrice Law have developed a proven strategy for defending Loitering in a Place of Illegal Occupation (LIPIO) cases that has resulted in countless cases against our clients being dismissed over the past several years. My office has had over these LIPIO cases dismissed at the 36th district court with the strategy we have perfected.

    Unfortunately, you are stuck in the worst court system in the State of Michigan, so you can expect a lot of court appearances and waiting around half the day just for a Judge to take the bench there, but that’s where we come in. I assure you I can make this experience much more tolerable, and speed up the process to move your case along, but you have to get Canu Torrice Law involved immediately. Lawyers in our office have worked down at 36th District Court in Detroit for years during their undergraduate and law school studies and for the years that followed during their practice as criminal defense attorneys in Detroit, and we have developed significant contacts in that court system. Most importantly, we know how to use the dysfunctions of that court system for your advantage.

    Although the Loitering in a Place of Illegal Occupation (LIPIO) charge you are facing is a city ordinance misdemeanor crime punishable by 90 days in Wayne County jail, it also has some serious consequences including a potential issue with having a crime of moral turpitude on your record, so it is important you do not let the Detroit court system take advantage of you. Below you will find the city ordinance for this crime.

    Sec. 38-5-1. – Disorderly conduct.

    Any person who shall make or assist in making any noise, disturbance, or improper diversion or any rout or riot, by which the peace and good order of the neighborhood is disturbed, or any person who shall consume alcoholic beverages on any street or sidewalk, or who shall engage in any indecent or obscene conduct in any public place, or who shall engage in an illegal occupation, or who shall loiter in a place of illegal occupation, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

    Contact http://WWW.ALLLEGALMATTERS.COM or call Canu Torrice Law to schedule a free consultation IMMEDIATELY so we can get going on your case right away. There is nothing we like better than walking out of the courthouse there with yet another dismissal under our belt.

    Peter A. Torrice
    Canu Torrice Law
    (586) 285-1700

  2. I had this same LIPIO charge too last year! I didnt have the miney for a lawyer to help me used some guy sitting there as public defender didnt help at all ended up paying fines and probation and wasted half a day in court every time i went. that court is not real its so dam bad i wish i had an attorney to help me thorugh that nightmare if i could go back glad youre helping people

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